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The Cover
August 7, 2002

Je m'honte

Author Affiliations

The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2002;288(5):547. doi:10.1001/jama.288.5.547

To those interested in the occult or in numerology, it must have seemed a special augur, not only for the boy but for the century as well: Roberto Antonio Sebastian Matta Echaurren (1911-    ) was born on the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year of the last century of the second millennium. The year marked not only the birth of Chile's greatest painter, however, but also the very threshold of modernism in his native land. The year also marked the eve of a war that would convulse the world; its armistice would be declared on Matta's seventh birthday, at its 11th hour.