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C. Everett Koop was the first U.S. Surgeon General in a generation to wear the Surgeon General's uniform, a uniform akin to that of a rear admiral of the Navy. He thought that wearing the uniform would help to restore morale and a sense of dignity to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, which the Surgeon General commands and which had been buffered by personnel cuts and uncertainty about its mission in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
C. Everett Koop was the first U.S. Surgeon General in a generation to wear the Surgeon General's uniform, a uniform akin to that of a rear admiral of the Navy. He thought that wearing the uniform would help to restore morale and a sense of dignity to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, which the Surgeon General commands and which had been buffered by personnel cuts and uncertainty about its mission in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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C. Everett Koop, who served under President Reagan as the 13th surgeon general, dies at 96.

Koop known for anti-smoking campaign

C. Everett Koop, who served under President Reagan as the 13th surgeon general, dies at 96.