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The "Witherspoon" articles are available for publication free of charge in just about any venue a publisher wishes to use them.

Medical schools, hospitals, residency programs, healthcare agencies or organizations with newsletters or periodicals may publish our articles and comment freely on them. We also encourage the general public to participate, so newspapers, magazines, etc., are free to publish our articles as well. Exceptions are publications of questionable character.

We will be the judge of that.

If you wish to publish our articles, there are a couple of provisos.

You must ask permission and, if we deem your publication appropriate, we will give it. The text and illustrations are copyrighted and the Witherspoon character is a registered trademark of The Witherspoon Institute, L.L.C. All rights apply and we will take very seriously those who publish our material without permission.

After we receive a request to reproduce our articles, we will post the name of the requesting entity on our “affiliated publications” list maintained on our website, should we agree to allow publication. This avoids unnecessary paperwork, e-mailing back and forth, contracts and other such bother. So just e-mail us a request. If your name appears on our list, you may proceed to publish. If it doesn’t, you may not. If for some reason we were to determine the decision to allow you to publish our articles was in error, we’ll notify you of that and drop you from our list. We periodically survey how our articles are being used by publishers and may, upon occasion, withdraw permission to publish.

Guidelines for publication.

You must not edit the text. We’ve given a lot of thought to each of these articles and finally have them as we want them.

The article should appear in the prescribed format. Our logo is at the beginning of the article and a smaller picture at the start of the second half. There is a cartoon. We’ll send you via e-mail the text and illustrations. At the bottom of the article is our website address for bloggers. Include that.

You may also copy the articles in the printable version and post them or distribute them about. Occasionally we send out posters that are germane to a certain article. You might print out the article and stick it up next to the poster for further edification of the casual observer.

Reproduction of our work is allowed as the formatted article for literary purposes only. No other reproductions of our copyrighted work is permissible. The articles and/or their associated characters, illustrations, etc., may not be used for promotional purposes, advertising, or for any other purpose other than as described above.

The following publishers are given permission to reproduce the Witherspoon series articles in their publications:

Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, Ohio.

Littleton Regional Healthcare, Littleton, N.H.