In his keynote address during the AAP Annual Meeting, U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D., FAAP, challenged pediatricians to act with "political and social courage" in support of children's health care issues.

Children's "position of dominance is changing," Dr. Koop said. "For 200 years, this age group has dominated American life and spending, and certainly American health and welfare planning."

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