To the editor:
I had Stan Roth as an advanced biology teacher almost 30 years ago. He was one of the best, if not the very best, teacher I experienced in my many years as a student. I measure that through the impact he had on my life, as well as his impact on my peers -- many of whom went on to careers in science heavily influenced by the high standards and sense of scientific excitement he engendered.
Lawrence has lost an outstanding teacher, one who was not willing to suffer fools among his students or administrators. A superb teacher for the student who cared, and for transforming many students from academic wandering to real effort.
I think my advanced biology class ended up with seven or eight M.D.s and PhDs, a pretty good record for which I think Stan Roth deserves credit
Ross McKinney, Jr., M.D.
Duke University Medical Center.