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Person to person contact by cur doctors" with people in their \vn areas of interest was prob-v)ly the most significant part of he first medical mission of International House to Central America, JDr. William W. Frve said Tuesday afternoon upon the ■mission's return; at New Orleans International Airport. The group of 12 Louisiana doctors and dentists and two International House officials was headed by Dr. Frye, dean of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and Dr. John A. Hunter, president of Louisiana Statf University. They left New Orleans June 27 to visit hospitals. pt° ^cal schools and health fcc'Ji^es- in Panama, Costa R'rp... Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. "This has been one of the most successful trips I have ever had-in Central America," said Dr. Frye, a veteran traveler in that area. "We were met by leaders In the medical profession, ministers of health and heads of state. We were welcomed into the offices of presidents of Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua." Dr. Frye said the doctors had personal tours by local physicians to hospital wards, and had opportunities to discuss mutual interests. ■Ifl know it will lead to mutual exchanges not only with doctors on this trip, but with others," he said. "Interest shown in this type of'exchange far exceeded our anticipations." "I don't know any medium of exchange between New Orleans and Louisiana and our friends to the south that could have been any more profitable and satisfying." Dr. Hunter described the trip as "an enlightening and gratify ing experience." "We experienced throughou1 Central America and Panama a genuine display of warmth anc friendliness none of us are like ly to forget," he said. "Educationally, our neighbors to the south are on the move With the right kind of cooper a tive ventures in association wit] American universities like LSU there appears to be no limit tc what their institutions can accomplish. "I look forward eagerly to an expansion of LSU's activities in Central America and Panama. The results, I am sure, will be of asting benefit to all concerned throughout This part of our hemisphere." Paul Fabry, managing direc- tor of International House, said, 'These doctors now know better what Central America needs in medical cooperation, and realize there are a lot of scientific achievements we can learn from Central America." He said a "lot of cultural and goodwill accomplishments" resulted from direct contact with leaders of commerce, business and industry in the countries visited. From individual meetings with these leaders, he said, International House has decided to con sider six new projects to give New Orleans even more prominence as the gateway to Central America Several of these projects wil be taken on in cooperation with Louisiana State University, he said. EXTRA BENEFIT Fabry said he expects as an "extra benefit" of the trip additional travel of Central Americans to New Orleans. The mission, 46th sponsored by International Hous e, was conducted by William R. Mar-in, IH director of international relations. Other participants in the mission included Dr. Robert A. Robinson of New Orleans; Dr. ildmond Jeansonne, dean of the Loyola University College of Dentistry; Dr. Charles V. Hatch- ette,r Dr. IVEax M. Miller and JFT Ben Goldsmith of Lake Charles; Dr. Rufus Craig of Alexandria; Dr. Henry W. Jolly of Baton Rouge; Dr. F, S. Fra-ser of Many; Dr. Rosamond Claude Romero of Welsh and Pr. Charles Watkins of the LSU Bchool of Medicine. Honduras' President Outlines Program TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras-One of the brightest notes in the development of this Central American Republic is progress in the field of public health and disease prevention. But what else could you expect in a country whose president, Dr. Jose Ramon Villeda Morales, is a physician? In a reception here for a visiting International House-LSU goodwill mission, President Villeda Morales described Honduras' medical program as "one of the most advanced in Latin America." During his administration, which ends next October, some 20 hospitals have come into being. Efficient mobile units now carry medicines and treatment to remote portions of this land of rug- ;ed mountains and deep forests. Other medical programs include preventative work against malaria and tuberculosis, efficient sanitary inspection of industrial complexes, child welfare climes, and control of venereal disease, the president told the visiting group of Louisianians. FOURTH STOP Tegucigalpa was the fourth stop on the tour of Panama and the five Central American nations by this mission. Medical in nature, the mission is composed of physicians and educators from throughout Louisiana, and is led by Dr. John Hunter, LSU president, and Dr. William Frye. dean of the LSU medical school. Conducting the tour for International House is William Martin, I.H. director of international relations. Dr. Frye, in a press conference at the United States ambassador's residence, told the nation: "Our teachers and students are ready and eager to help you should you need assistance in special fields." The Honduran president said he may visit New Orleans next year as a ''private citizen." A new president will be selected in national elections in October. He praised International House's work in bettering relations between New Orleans and Honduras, and was presented an International House plaque forj "outstanding contribution — as a politician and a humanitarian — to better relations between the United States and Honduras." DR. DELGADO SPEAKS Another event of the Tegucigalpa visit was a speech by Dr. Enrique Delgado, energetic and powerful director of the Banco Centroamericano, the organization designed to promote development of industries throughout PHOTO: RELATING EXPERIENCES of the International House medical mission to Central America are (from left) Dr. John A. Hunter, president of Louisiana State University and co-leader of the mission; Dr. Rufus Craig of Alexandria, and Dr. Henry W. Jolly of Baton Rouge. They chatted in the VIP Room of New Orleans International Airport.
|Title||Mission is called successful; Louisiana doctors end Latin area tour|
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Frye, William W., Dr.
Hatchette, Charles V., Dr.
Goldsmith, Ben, Dr.
Costa Rica Fellowship Program
Watkins, Charles, Dr.
Jolly, Henry W., Dr.
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