One Health Supporter and Former Extraordinary U.S. Surgeon General Dies


We are sad to report that C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD, former U.S. Surgeon General (1981-1989), died February 25, 2013 at age 96.  Dr. Koop, a physician, was a visionary early supporter of the One Health initiative:


In an email message to One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team member Thomas P. Monath, MD, dated November 20, 2007,  Dr. Koop responded to Dr. Monath affirmatively to being a supporter of the One Health movement by saying...


“...this is just to tell you I am in accord - and have been for a long time - with what you're trying to do and would be very happy to join you on the supporter list [] ...



Sincerely yours,


[From] Susan A. Wills

Executive Assistant to the Senior Scholar

C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD

US Surgeon General 1981-1989

C. Everett Koop Institute

Dartmouth College

Dartmouth Medical School

7025 Parker House

Hanover, NH 03755


One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH