Green Street: Catching up with members of the Dartmouth community around the world: C. Everett Koop '37
The real terrorists are tobacco companies, says Dr. C. Everett Koop '37, Senior Scholar, Koop Institute at Dartmouth; U.S. Surgeon General 1981–1989.
where you lived first year: Middle Mass.
Dartmouth person(s) who had a major influence on you, and how: William Ballard (Regius Professor of Zoology) and N. K. Arnold. They were my profs when I was a teaching assistant in my senior year.
one of your most memorable Dartmouth moments: I nearly died from exposure as the monitor of a cross-country ski race for Dartmouth Carnival in 1934: temperature –40 degrees.
where's home: Brooklyn and Philadelphia.
where you live now: Hanover.
what you do for work: Teach at Dartmouth.
you could talk for hours about: Almost anything.
something you learned yesterday: My injection fraction (heart) is improving.
favorite spot in your home: Ejecting lounge chair.
biggest one-eighty of your life: Cornell instead of Columbia medical school.
trait you love about someone dear to you: Spirituality.
you've been meaning to get to it for years: Clean up my several desks.
historical figure who fascinates you, and why: Winston Churchill, because of the way he took the postwar lack of appreciation.
you blow off steam by: Sitting quietly in a chair.
reading on the bedside table: High pile of unread books.
tops on tomorrow's to-do list: Clean desks.
message you'd put on a billboard if you could: The real terrorists are tobacco companies. Projected deaths from tobacco in the 21st century: 1,000,000,000.