BRYAN T. EMMERSON, M.D.
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To most people in the United States, Australia is a new frontier of excitement, adventure, and opportunity that retains the virtues of a less complicated society. Newspaper headlines read "Americans head for the good life Down Under," and the problems of life in Australia certainly seem to be of lesser magnitude than those of the United States. Perhaps these differences are illusory, however, and really reflect the fact that many problems seem smaller in a country with a smaller population.
To most Australians, the United States (or America, as it is usually called) is the land of prosperity and opulence,
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EMMERSON BT. Australia 1972. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:508–509. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-508
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(3):508-509.
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