|Doctor for Trans Dies
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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force mourns the death of Dr. Stanley Biber, a small-town family doctor from mining and cattle country who became a pioneer in the area of sex-reassignment surgery, performing an estimated 5,000 of these life-changing operations over three decades. Dr. Biber was 82.
Dr. Biber lived on his ranch in Trinidad, a small southern Colorado city along the Santa Fe Trail. In 1969, a female acquaintance of Dr. Biber's asked him whether he would perform her sex-reassignment surgery. It was an era when very few surgeons in North America were performing such operations. Dr. Biber agreed, marking the beginning of a legacy.
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