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April 1948


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Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;39(4):554. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900020562015

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To the Editor:  —North American authors frequently do not take notice of, or they overlook, the literature of other countries, especially of Latin America. This may be due to the impediment of language, and sometimes to the inferior place in which they place us in these countries. We also have been seriously criticized on a number of occasions when publications from this part of the continent have bibliographic deficiencies.In these times, when Panamericanismo is not an empty word (as shown by the recent congress at Habana), we of the Western Hemisphere should aim to know one another better and should not consider each other strangers, since we all believe that "it's great to be an American."I wish to note particularly that Latin-American publications were not mentioned in three recent articles by authors from the United States on subjects on which there was but little literature (Kirby, D. B.:

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