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Dr. J. T. Hodgen, of St. Louis, presented a paper and a specimen of fibro-myoma of the placenta.

On Tuesday, August 5, 1879, there was a reception by the President of the Association, and the Local Reception Committee at Queen's College.

On Wednesday, August 6, a conversazione by the Mayor, Cor. poration, and citizens of Cork.

On Thursday, August 7, there was a public dinner, which was in every way a success, and the “menu”all that could be desired by the most fastidious epicure. There were some most excellent after-dinner speeches. Without desiring to be invidious, we cannot help speaking in high terms of praise of those of Dr. Alfred Carpenter, in response to the toast of the British Medical Association, he having the happy faculty of always making a good extempore speech; rather a rare gift in England. “Our Guests” was a most witty effort, proposed by Dr. Andrew Clark, and most worthily responded to by Dr. Sayre, of New York.

On Friday, we had two entertainments, a garden party, and a grand concert given by the President and Reception Committee in the assembly rooms, the band and chorus numbering 130 performers. It was highly creditable to the musical talent of Cork, and gave much enjoyment to the delegation.

This is but a tithe of the many valuable papers received, read, and discussed, and of the private and public entertainments, dinners, luncheons, etc., which fully and most agreeably occupied our visit. There were also five excursions: to Killarney, the Blackwater Valley, Lismore Castle, the river, Queenstown and Harbor, Blarney Castle, and Donegal; each one selecting the one which he fancied. Your Secretary, Dr. Sayre, and others had a most delightful ending to our visit by a charming sail up the Blackwater, and lunch at Lismore.




The following delegates from the American Medical Association presented themselves: Drs. Lewis A. Sayre, Charles H. Sayre, and E. Seguin, of New York, and Dr. Laurence Turnbull, of Philadelphia. We arrived at Amsterdam Sept. 6th, and proceeded the same evening to the “ Zeemanshoop,” which is a club of six hundred members of the élite of the mercantile and shipping classes of Amsterdam, who had politely given their rooms up to the Committee of Registration. Professor Stokvis received us with much courtesy, and we each inscribed our names for membership of the congress, and for the various excursions and farewell dinuer. In the evening there was a reunion of the members of the congress in the grand hall of the Zoological Gardens (Artis). Next day, Sunday, at two o'clock séance d'overture took place under the presidency of Professor Donders, of Utrecht, in the grand salle du parc, and was attended by most of the élite of Amsterdam and neighborhood, both ladies and gentlemen.

The hall was artistically decorated with the colors and flags of all nations represented at the congress, and with shields on which were inscribed the names of the cities in which the fornier meetings of the congress had been held. The report of the general secretary, Dr. Guye, was then read, and in it were set forth all the labors that had been accomplished up to the time of the opening of the present congress. After the reading of the general report had been concluded, there followed the nomination of the bureau définitif or presidents from each country represented. Conspicnous among them were Professors Lister and Ernest Hart, of England, Warlomont, of Belgium, Marey, of Paris, and Professor Sayre, of New York. Professor Donders

ascended the tribune, decorated by numerous foreign orders, and wearing the magnificent collar of scarlet velvet set with jewels, which is worn in succession by each of the chief offi. cers of the congress, and then delivered a most remarkable address, which ranged over the whole field of science, both past and present, reviewing also the important work yet to be done in each of the sections of the meeting just opened. Among other matters, he mentioned the subject of “ Ear Disease and Life Assurance," as one of the important subjects before the congress from a social point of view, and to be discussed in the otological section. The address itself was characterized by rare elegance of diction and finished oratory. Professor Donders is a tall, fine looking man, with dark eyes and hair, charming manners, and with a warm and generous heart, and a voice of natural sweetness. He is truly one of nature's noblemen, and one who has honored the specialty of ophthalmology.

At half past eight in the evening the burgomaster and the corporation of the city of Amsterdam gave an official reception to the members of the congress in the IIôtel de Ville.

On Monday, September 8th, the sections were organized, nine in number, and one for a museum or exhibition of instruments and medical appliances, making ten in all. Each of the sections commenced operations at 9 A. M., and terminated at 1 P. M., when there was time for lunch. In all the sections the same form was gone through of nominating a bureau définitif before the commencement of the proceedings, and, therefore, the papers were read in the order in which they had been previously arranged, and printed for the members each day, and were obtained at the secretary's office.

As the various sections were scattered over the city, we accepted the kind offer of Dr. Guye, who took us in his carriage to the section of otology, to which our attention was more directly devoted. We found a good assemblage of medical men, who were especially devoted to this subject. The names of the members were as follows: James Patterson Cassells, of Glasgow, Scotland, Lecturer on Aural Surgery in the Royal Infirmary School of Medicine; Alexander Oyston, of Aberdeen, Magnus of Königsberg; Guye, of Amsterdam, who was also the general secretary of the international congress; Giampietro, of Italy; Ménière, son of the celebrated Ménière, of Paris; Professor Doyer, of Leyden; Voltolini, of Breslau; Dr. Van Hoek, of

Nymegen; Dr. Delstanche, of Brussels; Dr. Schüster, of Aix. la-Chapelle; Dr. Victor Bremer, of Copenhagen; Dr. Land, of Amsterdam; and Dr. L. Turnbull, of Philadelphia. Dr. Van Hoek was the president of the section, and Dr. Land secretary. The first paper read was Dr. Cassells' on - Ear Disease in relation to Life Assurance.” The paper was in French; the doctor read part of it himself, and the rest of it was read by Dr. Delestanche. It was an elaboration of his original printed paper, published by him some years ago. A full and free discussion followed, some agreeing with the views of the doctor, and some expressing an opposite opinion. Dr. Turnbull took part, and gave his views, i. e., that all diseases of bone were not, as it was stated to be, the result of tuberculosis or scrofulosis alone. He considered that in many cases they were but imperfectly treated trauma or disease of the bones, and often the result of malnutrition, and of improperly treated affections of the bones. In general surgery, this was fully proven by the labors of Prof. Sayre in orthopæ:lic surgery, and Dr. O. Wolf, of Frankfort-onthe Main, and Dr. Hartman, of Berlin, and his own result in aural surgery. His method consisted in careful removal of the diseased or dead bone, and the application of agents so as to produce a healthy action with constitutional treatment. Professor Voltolini, of Breslan, agreed with his views, and Dr. Alexander Ogston, of Aberdeen, took much interest and trouble to explain them in German.

Dr. Turnbull's paper was then called for, which was printed on the list to be read, “On the Mastoid Region and its Diseases,” with Illustrative Cases, but, owing to the non-arrival of the French translation, it was simply read by title, to be published in the Transactions of the Congress. He, therefore, read in its place a paper on the “Treatment of the various forms of Tinnitus Aurium,” which was discussed at a subsequent meeting of the Section.

In the general meeting of the Congress, Professor Becker, of Heidelberg, delivered an elaborate address on “The Relation of Eye Diseases to the Localization of Diseases of the Brain,” by means of the ophthalmoscope. His conclusions were not very definite. He stated that, although useful as corroborative, it could not be depended on alone. Then followed an address by Dr. Chervin (Paris), “On Stuttering and its Treatment.”

In the evening in the Grande Salle of the “Felix Merites,"

Professor Marey of Paris delivered a discourse on “The part taken by different nations in the discovery of the Circulation of the Blood.” Then followed a musical soirée given by the “Society Hereeniging,” in a park which is kept up by private subscriptions for the use of the members and their families, as most of those things are done in Holland. The orchestra numbered some fifty performers, and discoursed chiefly classical music.

On Tuesday, September 9th, in the Otological Section, Dr. Guye read a carefully prepared paper, with illustrations, on the so-called “Ménière's Disease.” Dr. Guye takes a new and original view of its successful treatment. Then followed Prof. Doyer, on “Adenoid Tumors of the Naso-Pharnyx,” which was illustrated by a number of photographs of patients before anal after operations for the removal of these tumors. The method he prefers is that of Meyer, of Copenhagen. There was a number of new instruments and apparatus exhibited of special interest by Voltoliui and Delestanche. Dr. Ménière also gave a demonstration on “The Removal of Foreign Bodies from the Middle Ear."

On Tuesday, September 9th, in the third section, “Accouchments and Gynecology," Dr. Lawson Tait, of Birmingham, gave a demonstration of his new gynecological instruments. Dr. Thomas R. Fraser, of Edinburgh, reported on the question of a “Universal Pharmacopoeia;” Prof. Lister on “Carbolic Acid and its various Preparations ;” which was followed by a report on the use of “FIydrobromic Ether as an Avæsthetic, with a report of one hundred cases,” by Dr. L. Turnbull, of Philadelphia.

In the general assembly of the Congress, after the sectional reports of the day bad been read by their respective secretaries, Prof. Lister, of London, delivered an address in French on his method of “Antiseptic Treatment of Wounds,” and controverting the opinion of the opponents of his system. As the professor ascended the tribune, he received a perfect ovation, by all rising to their feet, waving of hats and handkerchiefs, stamping of feet, and hurrahing from hundreds of tongues. In all this excitement, Lister was perfectly calm, with his countenance simply expressive of pleasure, as he bowed his acknowledigments. President Donders, who had been standing during this exciting scene, and evidently enjoying it, then called for silence, and approaching Prof. Lister and taking him by the hand, said: “We give you not only our own homage but the homage of the

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