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February 24, 1912

The Army Canteen

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JAMA. 1912;LVIII(8):575. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260020259026

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To the Editor:  —Dr. George W. Webster of Chicago requested in December that his name should be withdrawn from the petition, and stated that he had "no recollection of ever having signed it." The Congressional Record of Jan. 17, 1912, p. 1097, shows that the name of Dr. George W. Webster (which must not be confused with that of Dr. J. Clarence Webster, also of Chicago) does not appear in the official publication of the petition; in oilier words, as soon as I received Dr. Webster's request withdrawing his name, this withdrawal was made, just before the petition was presented. I have received no other request for the withdrawal of a name, and not a single letter "repudiating" a signature.That Dr. Webster's recollection was at fault is shown by the accompanying photograph of his letter to me and of his signature at the end of the petition.The Watchman

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