Greg Ganske: Surgeon-congressman

A gentleman scholar, policy wonk, who's also a regular guy

And for voters who want a congressman with some spunk, consider the drug-abuse talk that Ganske gave at a Council Bluffs high school.  The gist: He used to treat a number of young men with enlarged breasts.  Why?  Because frequent use of marijuana has a feminizing hormonal effect.  And just to be sure, he examined his patients' testicles for shrinkage.  His message: Don't just say no to drugs, say no to embarassing physical changes.

THIS ARTICLE, written by editorial-page staff writer Alyssa Haywoode, is one of a series based on meetings between candidates and The Register's editorial board.

The Des Moines Register, Friday, October 18, 1996, Page 15A.