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Old 08 August 2014, 07:09 PM
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Comment: I visited the National Museum of Civil War Medicine recently and
was told by a docent that the classification of 4F originated during the
Civil War. The story goes that if a recruit did not have his four front
teeth that he would be unable to tear the paper cartridges in use during
that time. Thus the classification of "four front"(4F). It sounds suspect
to me but I also read it on this site:
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