Ex-surgeon general C. Everett Koop dies

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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 1981 file photo, Dr. Everett Koop, left, who had been nominated to be the U.S. surgeon general, chats with Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), right, prior to appearing before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee which is holding his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.  He was 82. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

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C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the surgeon general by riveting America's attention on the then-emerging disease known as AIDS and by railing against smoking, died Feb. 25 in New Hampshire. He was 96.

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