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September 14, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLIX(11):938-940. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320110050002

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INTRODUCTION—THE TWIN CONTINENTS OF AMERICA.  As an American and one who has seen much of the world, it has always seemed strange to me that the people of the twin continents of America know so little about each other. It is safe to make the statement that the average North American is more familiar with all the countries of Europe, Egypt, India and the Holy Land, than he is with his next-door neighbors, the sister republics of South America. North and South America are still parts of the same continent and will remain so until the connecting link is severed by the construction of the Panama Canal, when each twin will become a separate continent.In glancing over the early history of the New World it becomes clear why the two continents have failed in cultivating closer relationships in commercial and educational affairs, and remain comparative

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