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**FILE** Dr. Everett Koop (left), who had been nominated to be the U.S. surgeon general, chats Oct. 1, 1981, with Republican Sens. Arlen Specter (center), of Pennsylvania, and Orrin Hatch, of Utah, prior to appearing before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington for Koop's confirmation hearings. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** Dr. Everett Koop (left), who had been nominated to be the U.S. surgeon general, chats Oct. 1, 1981, with Republican Sens. Arlen Specter (center), of Pennsylvania, and Orrin Hatch, of Utah, prior to appearing before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington for Koop's confirmation hearings. (Associated Press)

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