C. Everett Koop

C. Everett Koop: The Man, The Beard, The Legend

How the obituaries remembered our most famous surgeon general

How the obituaries remembered America's most famous surgeon general.

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The Unlikely Celebrity of C. Everett Koop

As surgeon general, he infuriated the right and became famous

As Reagan's surgeon general, he took bold positions on AIDS and abortion and infuriated the right wing. 

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Meet the Republican doctor behind the myth that rape victims don't get pregnant. Here are some other scientifically suspect notions he's pushing.

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The Choke Artist

Jason Zengerle on the inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver—and his critics.

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