Great Divide

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Great Divide

A point in time identified by Professor Lawrence Henderson between 1910 and 1912 when, for the first time, a random patient with a random disease consulting a doctor chosen at a random time stood better than a 50-50 chance of benefitting from the encounter. After 1912, patients had an ever increasing expectation that they would not only survive the encounter, but enjoy improved health as a result thereof.
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Guanacaste Conservation Area encloses an entire ecosystem, from the ocean past the Continental Divide.
This 10,000-square-mile area--the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem--supports major populations of the endangered gray wolf and bald eagle and the threatened grizzly bear.
Four mountain ranges--all of volcanic origin--form a continental divide down the center of the country, one determining factor in Costa Rica's tropical climate.
Hot, dry winds pushed the fire with such ferocity that by the time it had climbed 1,000 feet in elevation, a column of smoke was billowing high enough to be visible in Fraser, Colorado, 60 miles away on the west side of the Continental Divide.
5 million acres on broth sides of the Continental Divide.
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