R.I.P – C. Everett Koop

Earlier today former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop went to be with the Lord earlier today.  Dr. Koop was well known as an evangelical and did much to raise the profile of his office.

According to politico,

“Koop wielded the previously low-profile post of surgeon general as a bully pulpit for seven years during the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations…  Although raised as a Baptist, he was drawn to a Presbyterian church near the hospital, where he developed an abiding faith. He began praying at the bedside of his young patients – ignoring the snickers of some of his colleagues.  ‘It used to be said in World War II that there were no atheists in foxholes,’ he wrote in 1973. ‘I have found there are very few atheists among the parents of dying children.  This is a time when religious faith can see a family through trying circumstances.'”

Koop: The Memoirs of America's Family Doctor
Dr. Koop wrote an autobiography in 1993.

Whatever Happened to the Human Race? (Revised Edition)

In 1983 he co-authored this book with Francis Schaeffer.



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