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June 22, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(8):916. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980080086022

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To the Editor:—  As everyone knows, medical work in mission lands is of great importance, as many of these countries are so far behind our own remarkable development in this regard. Many millions are without any hope of profiting by the marvelous advances of modern medicine, unless new means are developed to aid them.One very promising enterprise in this direction is the establishment of the new community, the Sons of Mary, Health of the Sick, at Sylva Maria, Framingham, Mass. The purpose of this community is new. So far as we know, it is the only one of its kind in the world.Its first objective will be to establish educational centers in the most favorably located districts in mission lands, where there is a sufficient number of educated young men and women who wish to take part in its program. These centers will specialize in the education of

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