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July 9, 1898

DESPONDENT OUTLOOK FOR SPAIN AND OTHER LATIN PEOPLES OF EUROPE.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(2):79. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450020035010

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Abstract

Dr. Guido Baccelli of Rome, who was president of the Eleventh International Medical Congress, and who has been called the Italian Virchow, has made known certain pessimistic views of the Spanish trouble. He thinks Americans are more to be dreaded by the Latin nations than the Chinese. The yellow races, he thinks, no longer menace Europe, but there is actual menace from the United States, "where the expanding, absorbing Anglo-Saxon or cosmopolitan energy must grow and spread and ultimately overwhelm that part of European civilization which it does not renew. War with Spain is the beginning. Afterward it will be a mere question of the "survival of the fittest." In other words the humanitarian instincts and voice of the northern races must be listened to and taken into the account by the more heartless and tyrranous people of the south of Europe,—and in the name of sweet charity is it

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