The Mark Johnson Story

In the course of my practice at Stanford University I was looking for diagnoses in new areas to apply my recently acquired craft, wonderful in nature and powerful in its novel ability to improve humankind. As a recent transplant from the Midwest, I was searching to make a contribution to medical science and society that … Continue reading The Mark Johnson Story


Word from the Pope

“Dr. Laub, I just got back from the Vatican and have a report on Sex Change Canon Law from the Pope.” – Sep. 17, 1967 The call I had been waiting for came from a Seminary Ph.D. student who had gone on a pilgrimage to the Vatican one and a half years ago from Menlo … Continue reading Word from the Pope

Living My Ecuadorian Dream: Palacios Part II

So I began to work alone. Nobody. No resident. No intern. Nobody. And I began to see the patients, burn patients. There were at that time children staying in the hospital, so I began to see many other things. And I saw there were patients who needed care for burns. The way the hospital was, the burn patient wasn’t taken care of.


Normal for the First Time

"Thank you. This is the first time anybody has ever called me normal, Doctor."


Bigger Balls, but Not Bigger Spirit

“I’m 6’8” tall, and I want to be proportional.”