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September 5, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(10):717-718. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730100041020

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The Work of Spanish Physicians in the Birth of the Republic  The Spanish medical profession and medical students have been the most interested and active among the Spanish social classes in the change of government to a republic, especially during the last three years. During the period in which Primo de Rivera was premier, the medical students several times called strikes and made hostile demonstrations against the government, some of which assumed a tragic aspect as previously reported (The Journal, May 3, p. 1423, June 28, p. 2081, 1930). The place of one of the demonstrations was the faculty of medicine of Madrid and during the riot the soldiers of the government fired on the hospital. The pupils and most of the teachers protested against the attitude of the forces. Drs. Suñer and Enriquez de Salamanac, whose points of view differed from those of the entire group, were deprived by

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