GEORGE T. HARRELL, M.D., M.A.C.P.
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Colombia is an agricultural country whose chief export is coffee. From prehistoric times it has been known as a source of the finest emeralds. About 1500, the Spanish established a fortress and shipping base at Cartagena on the Caribbean coast. A 200-mile band of jungle and mountains separated this area culturally and economically from the rest of the country until very recently when a road, narrow gauge railroad, and especially air routes linked it with the politically and economically dominant central and western cities and valleys.
Though universities have been in operation for more than 150 years, medical education has
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HARRELL GT. Medical Education in Colombia. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:283–284. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-2-283
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(2):283-284.
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