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Miami has been here only since the turn of the present century. Less than seventy-five years ago only a few determined fishermen and a few discouraged Indians called the shores of Biscayne Bay their home. It was not always so. Before Columbus landed on San Salvadore and entrepreneurs like Ponce de Leon invaded the peace and tranquility of La Florida, a group known as the Tequestas lived here as happily as any Polynesians in the South Pacific (before France introduced disease and enlightenment). Spain dealt no less effectively with the inhabitants of South Florida.
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MIAMI—1961 HOST. Ann Intern Med. ;54:ii–viii. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-1-ii
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