The only U.S. surgeon general to ever become a household name, he served during the Reagan administration.
“Nobody wants to walk the electoral plank for a surgeon general,” the aide adds.
The works surely caught the eye of the new president, who nominated Koop in 1981 to be surgeon general.
Surgeon General n. pl. Surgeons General
The chief general officer in the medical departments of the U.S. Army, Navy, or Air Force.
The chief medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service or in a state public health service.