December 23, 1893


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JAMA. 1893;XXI(26):960-961. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420780008001c

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Aceptó con qusto la leche, queso y pan de maíz que le ofrecieron: mientras él devoraba estos manjares, ocupado esclusivamente en satisfacer la primera necesidad de la naturaloza, no se caraba de modo alguno de sus discursos.

(He accepted with pleasure the milk, corn bread and cheese which they offered him, and while he ate this food, occupied wholly in satisfying the first wants of nature, he took no heed of their discourse.)—From Campo Alauge's Novela: "Pamplona y Elizondo."

When an Assistant Surgeon in the United States Navy, in 1858, and connected with the sloop of war Decatur, the writer was on the western coast of Central America, at the close of General Walker's invasion of Nicaragua. The older reader will remember this freebooting expedition, which was composed of bold, reckless, fearless and unscrupulous fortune hunters; and whose operations, as was evident to the writer, had the sanction of President

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