Medicine: The Croaker

"He could cut a man open with a deft touch, lay his vital organs on his chest and put them all back inside again . . . He straightened noses painlessly with a pine broomstick and a hammer. In all things that counted in medicine, he was up to date . . ."

With these words from a lead editorial in the prison News, the convicts at California's San Quentin prison this week said goodbye to "The Croaker." Dr. Leo Leonidas Stanley, just turned 65, had retired after 38 years as San Quentin's prison doctor.

The Croaker first came to work as "chief...

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