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April 15, 1974


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Mankato, Minn

JAMA. 1974;228(3):287-288. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230280015010

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To the Editor.—  May I add another name to your Great Winds of the Earth?During a February in World War II, our ship was proceeding from San Francisco, via the canal, to Norfolk. After several days, the air became more and more balmy. One night, however, soon after crossing below the 15th parallel, we were struck by a frigid northerly blast. The navigator located us off the Gulf of Tehuantepec. Much like the Bora of the Adriatic, this wind occasionally pours out of cold highlands into the gulf and far out to sea. Its name: the Tehuantepecker.