It’s been a little over a week now since the passing of the man known as “The Nation’s Doctor”, but I wanted to share this lovely tribute posted by guest writer Dave Horn on the blog of my Indiana colleague, Katie Brown.
“The Nation’s Doctor” by Dave Horn
Americans today are honoring the life of Dr. C. Everett Koop, former US surgeon general, who passed away February 25 at age 96. He was trained as a pediatric surgeon, and reports of his death often mention that he prayed at the bed of his young patients, ignoring the snickers of some of his colleagues. Why?