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W. H. H. RICHARDSON, M. D., Winona.

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HISTORICAL ACCOUNT

OF

PRGANIZATION AND Proceedings

OF

FIRST ANNUAL MEETING

OF

innesota State Medical Society ,

1869.

In December, 1855, a MINNESOTA STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY was organized, but no meetings had been held for several years previous to 1869. In January, 1869, a call was issued to the members of the Society, and the profession generally, throughout the State, for a meeting to consider the expediency of reviving the old Society, or of organizing a new one.

Pursuant to this call, a Convention was held at the Intera national Hotel, St. Paul, on Monday, February 1st, 1869. Dr. Potts, President of the Society, took the Chair, and Dr. Hand was made Secretary.

After prolonged discussion, the old Society was declared
defunct, and the following gentlemen appointed a committee on
a new and permanent organization :-Drs. Ames, Stewart,
Mayo, Wedge and Hewitt, who reported in favor of the imme.
diate formation of a Society. Drs. Wharton, Stewart, Mayo,
Kimball, and C. J. Dubois, were then appointed a committee
to nominate officers for the ensuing year, and they offered the
following report :
President, .

SAMUEL WILLEY, St. Paul.
Vice President, .....A. E. Ames, Minneapolis.
Corresponding Secretary,.. A. WHARTON, St. l'aul.
Recording Secretary,.....E.J. Davis, Mankato.
Treasurer,

S. B. SHEARDOWN, Stockton.

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