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C. Everett Koop

C. Everett Koop
C. Everett Koop, M.D., is currently the Surgeon General of the United States. Before accepting this appointment he served as Surgeon-in-Chief of the children's Hospital in Philadelphia where the entire Surgical Center is named in his honor. A pacesetter in the field of pediatric surgery, Dr. Koop has developed many new and highly successful procedure in surgery of the newborn. He is well know as an author in the field of medical ethics and was founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

AIDS (Encyclopedia of Health)
C. Everett Koop
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has become a devastating epidemic. The AIDS Virus destroys the body’s immune system, rendering it susceptible to a variety of cancers and infections. The disease has stricken millions of persons worldwide, and as it continues to spread it threatens millions more. Although there is hope that several recent breakthroughs in treating the killer disease my eventually lead to a vaccine, there remains no cure for AIDS.

Public health professionals agree that education is the single most important factor in controlling the spread of Aids. Because of the daunting complexity of the virus, a guide to the known medical facts is crucial. This volume is a concise, encyclopedic account of the history of the epidemic, current research efforts, and ways to prevent the disease’s transmission.

Written especially for young adults, AIDS is both authoritative and easy to understand, making it an essential guide for parents teachers, and readers.

In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville, a French visitor to America, wrote, “In America the passion for physical well-being is general.” Today, as then, health and fitness are front-page items. But with the greater scientific and technological resources now available to us, we are in a far stronger position to make good health care available to us, we are in a far stronger position to make good health care available to everyone. And with the greater technological threats to us as we enter the 21st century, the need to do so is more urgent than ever before. Comprehensive information about basic biology, preventive medicine, medical and surgical treatments, and related ethical and public policy issues can help you arm yourself with the knowledge you need to be healthy throughout your life.

-from the introduction by C. Everett Koop


Whatever Happened to the Human Race?
C. Everett Koop
"If a mother can kill her own children, then what can be next?" Mother Teresa once asked.

What indeed?

Once the value of human life has been depreciated, as in Roe v. Wade and the Baby Doe Case, no one is safe. Once "quality of life" is substituted for the absolute value of human life itself, we all are endangered. Already respected scientists are calling for a time period following birth ( a week or so) to decide if newborns have "sufficient quality of life" to be allowed to live. Already committees of "medical professionals" would like to decide whether the "quality of life" of the elderly or anyone seriously ill is high enough to allow them to go on living.

In this moving book, the renowned pediatric surgeon and Surgeon General of the United States, C. Everett Koop, M.D., joins with one of the leading Christian thinkers of our day, Francis A. Schaeffer, to analyze the widespread implications and frightening loss of human rights brought on by today's practices of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia. They see the present as a crucial turning point. Choices are being made that undermine human rights at their most basic level. Practices once labeled "unthinkable" are now considered acceptable. The destruction of human life, young and old, is being sanctioned on an ever-increasing scale by the medical profession, by the courts, by parents, and by silent citizens.

"But what can I do?" you ask. "I'm just one person." You can start by reading this book. Yes, it will shock you. And it will make you weep. But it will also help you see how you can actually make a difference.

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