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To the Editor:
—In Current Comment (The Journal, Jan. 27, 1917, p. 292), under this heading, you refer to Mrs. Axtell as follows: "a Mrs. Axtell of Bellingham, Wash., a social worker and a defeated candidate for Congress." I cannot think any reflection was intended or meant to be implied in this comment. I trust you will publish this together with your denial that any reflection on Mrs. Axtell was intended.
—It was the principle, not the persons, that was discussed in the comment in The Journal. We are also informed that Mrs. Axtell has had twenty-five years of service in social work, and was formerly a member of the Washington state legislature.]
Axtell WH. "A Medical Commission with No Medical Man on It". JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(9):730. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270030062030