Clarence Shields

Clarence Shields, 1962

"My father was a carpenter and he was working building the UCLA Medical Center and he fell eight stories and survived when I was here at the end of my first year… I went to Dr. Cadner and I told him that I would have to drop out of school and he told me that I wouldn’t and he got a donor for me and I never knew who it was so part of my payback to the university is that I have taken care of the athletic teams for free since I’ve been an orthopedic surgeon."

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