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AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry implored a roomful of doctors to lend their skills to earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Perry made the special request after giving a speech to the Texas Medical Association on Saturday.

He asked doctors who are willing, able or know people who are willing and able, to lend your skills to the people in truly desperate need right now.

The governor said Haiti has a particular need for medical professionals who are really good at French Creole translation.

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