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The Long Way to Somewhere

  • Moisés Selman
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Abstract

I was born in Chile, the third of four children in an immigrant Palestinian family (Fig. 6.1). My grandparents arrived from Bethlehem at the end of the nineteenth century after having fled from either the declining but powerful Ottoman Empire or the severe cholera epidemic that devastated Palestine in 1902. The journey to Chile was a long and dangerous one for them. First, the Mediterranean, and then the Atlantic Ocean had to be crossed to land in Buenos Aires. After that, an eternal train journey over the Argentinean plains had to be taken before facing the Andes Mountains.

Keywords

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Interstitial Lung Disease Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Usual Interstitial Pneumonia Pulmonary Medicine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades RespiratoriasTlalpan 4502México DFMéxico

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