Quick, who is the current Surgeon General of the US?
He can’t get up
Okay, who was the last one you can name? Did you say C. Everett Koop? You know, the guy from those Life Alert commercials.
It’s okay – I had the same answer. Unless you’re a higher-up in the medical industry, you probably don’t keep up with the Surgeon General too much.
But what would you say if I told you there have been 13 people in that position (including those who were “acting” and weren’t nominated) since Koop retired in 1989? (To put this in perspective, from the time the position was created in 1879, there were only 12 people in that position, one of them “acting”, for the next 102 years…)
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