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July 27, 1940

¿Por qué es necesario conocer la historia de un mensaje a Garcia? (Anotaciones para fijar la técnica del Servicio de salubridad de un Terremoto)

JAMA. 1940;115(4):324. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810300064027

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One shot fired in New England was heard round the world. The message sent by the armed forces of the United States to the Cuban leader of the Spanish-American War of 1898 and immortalized by Hubbard is now being repeated in South America. Army leaders in Russia and Japan have resorted to it as an inspiration to their men. The present author has used it as title and introduction to his description of the work accomplished by the health authorities of Chile in the emergency created by the earthquake that devastated the southern part of the country in January 1939. A number of towns were in ruins and about 30,000 persons had been killed. Sanitation was the most urgent matter, since the deaths exceeded the injured, and the immediate needs were safe water, shelter and protection against disease. One day after the earthquake, physicians and health workers were already on

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