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June 22, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(25):1787-1788. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470250041008

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The resolutions passed in regard to the army canteen at the late meeting of the American Medical Association are being widely noticed by the lay press, and in a few instances the inferences deduced seem to call for comment. It was certainly not the intention of the members of the Association who voted for the resolution to cast any slur on the honesty or intelligence of those who differ from them on this point, and there are undoubtedly many members of the Association who do not favor the canteen or believe it to be a good thing. The opinion of the great majority of those who voted for the resolution was, we believe, that from the evidence offered it is at best a necessary evil. They simply endorsed it as better than the conditions existing without it. It would be unfortunate if the impression should become generally accepted that the

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