Medicine: Death of a Gallant Pioneer

Barney Clark: 1921-1983

No one could doubt the wisdom of the choice. The dentist from Des Moines, Wash., may have been in failing health, but it was clear from the moment he set foot in the University of Utah Medical Center that Barney Clark was a dauntless spirit. "A rugged old Rocky Mountain sagebrush. Tough. Eager for life." That was how Dr. Chase Peterson, a university vice president, described the man who was to make medical history. Those qualities, together with his obviously urgent need, convinced the university selection committee that Clark should be...

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