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Stanley Backer was a doctor at the Sunnydale Hospital in 1998.[1]

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Dr. Backer was known for a multitude of offenses in his line of work. He received reprimands for controversial experiments, censures for risky procedures, and a court action lawsuit for malpractice (which was dropped). Thought the security guard Don Hauk considered Backer a great man, he did have disagreements with Dr. Wilkinson, who brought up his unorthodox methods with the Medical Board of California.[1]

In 1998, Dr. Backer had been working on a group of children suffering from a virus. With their parents' consent, Dr. Backer tried to inoculate the children by giving them controlled dosages of the same virus to raise their temperature and "burn" the virus out of them.[1]

Since this method started to work, Dr. Backer made himself an enemy of der Kindestod, a demon that fed on the sick children at the hospital. Just as Dr. Backer was about to give the children another dose, der Kindestod killed him by slashing him with his claws — which the doctor couldn't see coming as the demon was invisible.[1]

Buffy Summers later used a diluted sample of Stanley's vials, giving herself the virus which allowed her to see and kill der Kindestod, saving the children and allowing them to recover.[1]

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