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Correspondence Between Governor Farris Bryant and Dr. Homer F. Marsh Regarding the Employment of Professionally Trained Cuban Refugees, 1960-1961
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 1120 ANASTASIA AVENUE CORAL GABLES 46, FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE DEAN November 17, 1960 Honorable Farris Bryant Governor-elect, State of Florida Ocala, Florida Dear Governor Bryant: Almost from its very beginning, the University of Miami has encouraged faculty and administration to effect exchange programs with institutions and people of the Latin-american countries. In the rather brief period of the Medical School’s history, this effort has resulted in the development of several mutually beneficial programs in the Central and South American countries. We have professed a friendship for the peoples of the Latin-Americans and in a modest way, we have made some contribution to better understanding between our country and those to the south. It is certain that the United States is in need of the development of even closer and more sympathetic ties throughout all areas of the southern hemisphere. Now, however, we find ourselves in the position of being called upon for help and being unable to provide it in more than a small degree. As you know, many people of professional training are leaving Cuba in protest to the Castro regime; indeed, many are leaving in fear for their lives. The proximity of Miami leads many here, and as many are physicians, they turn to the Medical School for help. Hardly a day goes by that I do not have one or two physicians in my office, or telephone calls from physicians asking for help. Unfortunately, our position is such that we can offer no particular assistance. We have absorbed a very few into our research work, but extensive as this activity may be, we cannot accommodate all who seek help. The situation is rapidly taking on the aspects of a natural emergency. I know that consideration is being given to developing some plan of relief for the many who are arriving here daily. I would add a plea that all attention be given the problem, both locally and nationally. Unless something is done soon, I fear that the prestige of our country will suffer another set-back. It is with kind personal regards that I am Sincerely yours, Homer F. Marsh, Ph.D. Dean HFM/ndm
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Bryant, Farris (Cecil Farris), 1914-2002. Correspondence Between Governor Farris Bryant and Dr. Homer F. Marsh Regarding the Employment of Professionally Trained Cuban Refugees, 1960-1961. 1960. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/346143>, accessed 3 February 2023.
Bryant, Farris (Cecil Farris), 1914-2002. Correspondence Between Governor Farris Bryant and Dr. Homer F. Marsh Regarding the Employment of Professionally Trained Cuban Refugees, 1960-1961. 1960. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/346143>
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