In 1978, when the PSA collision above San Diego killed 150 people, Sperber led the team of twenty-five San Diego dentists charged with identifying victims.

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Undertaker, circus worker, PSA pilot, cafe cook, USDA inspector, forensic dentist, gourmet chef

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