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September 1986

AAP Activities in Border and Indian Health-Reply

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics Arizona Health Sciences Center 1501 N Campbell Ave Tucson, AZ 85724

Am J Dis Child. 1986;140(9):850. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1986.02140230019005

In Reply.—The efforts of the AAP and associated organizations to which Eaton and colleagues refer are commendable. Last fall, as we sat to discuss some of the issues with a few colleagues during the AAP meetings, we realized again that the problems of our fellow men, women, and children in the border area indeed boggle the mind. I suggest, therefore, that the will of an entire society, more than the actions of a few, will determine how much we can do to prevent further alienation of the societies separated by the border line. I am aware of the impressive achievements of the AAP and those of many institutions along the two sides of the border, but the problem, the overwhelming health problem, remains.

With no credentials to show to back up my convictions, I am willing to stand alone to express those convictions for fear that, otherwise, what I

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