C. Everett Koop's greatest contribution to humanity was his leadership in raising public awareness about the dangers of smoking and his advocacy for preventative health measures.
As Surgeon General of the United States, Koop released a landmark report on the health effects of smoking, which helped to significantly reduce smoking rates in the United States.
He also championed preventative measures against other health hazards, such as HIV/AIDS and childhood obesity.
Koop's work as a surgeon general was instrumental in raising awareness of the harmful effects of smoking and AIDS, and promoting preventative medicine.
He won for his public health contributions, particularly his work as the Surgeon General of the United States from 1981-1989, during which he tackled issues such as smoking, AIDS, and the importance of preventive health care.
Koop played a leading role in raising awareness of the dangers of tobacco use and promoting smoking cessation programs.
Overall, Ames's contributions to the field of biochemistry have been significant, particularly in the areas of mutagenicity and nutrition. The Ames test is still widely used today as a tool for evaluating the safety of chemicals, and his work on triage and aging have helped shape our understanding of how the body processes nutrients and ages over time.