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knew where to find him. He was a Homeopath from conviction and practice; always ready and willing to defend and advance the cause, under any circumstances, at any time, and under all conditions. This one feature of Dr. Drysdale's life has called most attention to him-his persistent adherence to his principles--in this he emulated Hahnemann himself. Another cause why we should pay him marked deference is, that he was one of our oldest and ablest editors, having been engaged in that work for forty years.

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tired of the work in five, or at most, in ten years; but he continued steadfastly and faithfully for forty years. This has endeared him to many and many a member, and I pay him my grateful tribute for what he has done for Homeopathy.

DR. TALBOT : Dr. Drysdale was a man that you could not meet or know without both respecting and loving. He was, by nature, generous even to his most bitter enemy, if such he had, but which I doubt; at the same time a great student, a great observer, an earnest worker, and a firm believer in the principles of Homeopathy. He did more, perhaps, than any other man in Great Britain to win for the cause of Homeopathy a hearing and a friendly feeling even from its opponents. He was a man of great scientific attainments, and in a personal interview with Darwin, in respect to Drysdale he said, we have no man in the scientific world more estimable and more exact than he. A long life and a busy one brought Dr. Drysdale in contact with a very large number of the profession, and I have yet to find the first one, who ever had a moment's conversation with Dr. Drysdale, but what had the greatest respect and regard for him, and I think in his death we lose one of the most honorable and valuable members of the Institute.

The following letter from Dr. R. E. DUDGEON was read as a tribute to Dr. Drysdale:

“ By the death of Dr. Drysdale Homeopathy has lost one who has, for many years, filled the foremost place in the new school of medicine. His reputation was not limited to Britain, nor even to the English-speaking race. All over the world, wherever a knowledge of Homeopathy has penetrated, Drysdale's services to Homceopathy are known and acknowledged. It was my privilege to enjoy half a century of close friendship and unbroken intimacy with him, and I can honestly say, that I have never known a man gifted with a more thoroughly scientific mind and a sounder judgment, or one who was a more delightful companion.

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“Dr. Drysdale's literary labors on behalf of Homeopathy commenced with his contribution to the “ Introduction to the Study of Homeopathy,” brought out under the joint editorship of Dr. Russell and himself, were continued through the British Journal of Homeopathy, of which he was the founder, and chief editor for thirty-four years, and to which he communicated many important original papers, and culminated in the“ Cypher Repertory," and the first volume of Materia Medica, Physiological and Applied. He spared no trouble in working out his ideas for promoting the scientific development of Homeopathy. His activity in other departments of science and philosophy, as shown by the works he published, was something marvellous, and gave evidence of the many-sided character of his mind. With all his knowledge, he was singularly modest, and deferential towards the views and opinions of those he conversed with, and he gave you the impression that he wished more to learn

all that you knew, than to teach you what he knew. He had not a trace of envy or jealousy in his disposition, but was always anxious to encourage the researches, and proclaim the discoveries or novel views of others. He was no pedant, and could easily throw off the cares of practice, and abandon for awhile the severe studies in which he delighted, for a few days of fishing or shooting, or for a tour through some of the beautiful scenery of his native land. He was a man of warm affections and steady friendship, of strict morality, and severe truthfulness, a scientist, and a gentleman in the highest sense of the word.”

J. P. DAKE, M.D., paid a tribute to the memory of Dr. Geo. A. Hall, in which he said : It is hardly necessary for me to add to what I have already said at the dedication of the hospital on the grounds of the Exposition. I believe that the reniarks I there made are in

I I the Medical Century, published in full. I will simply say here, in addition, that Dr. Hall belonged to a class of our physicians who view the interests of the profession in general before their own personal interests. Dr. Hall was a thorough teacher and a careful and devoted practitioner. He took interest in everything calculated to promote the progress of the cause of Homeopathy, and he was therefore a good example to us, and especially to the younger men who are coming forward with a long life before them. My personal acquaintance with Dr. Hall was very pleasant. He was a most genial friend, and when he was with us on occasions like this, of the meetings of the Institute, he was most cordially devoted to whatever we had in



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hand. We have occasion to mourn his departure. He was cut off before the whole of life's work seemed to have been done, and all we can do is to honor his memory and to emulate his good example.

Dr. H. W. ROBY: It was my pleasure, as well as my great profit, for a number of years to know intimately and well Dr. George A. Hall. He was a born leader, fitted by nature to be a leader of men, as was Napoleon, as was Thiers, as was Gladstone. As a soldier he would have taken the city or the state; if he could not have taken them alone, he would have organized armies enough to go

with bimn and take them; as a statesman, he would have given his country a new and a better constitution and better laws, if it were possible; as a lawyer, he would have been always found on the side of humanity and right in all the great contests of his age ; as a minister, he would have trampled bigotry and selfishness out of the creeds as far as possible, and have brought a broad, generous, noble theology and one that can take in all humanity and carry it through successfully; in commercial life he would have been a merchant prince, he would have established reciprocity in commerce with all the nations of the earth for the betterment of mankind; at the head of municipal affairs, he would have turned the rascals out and appointed men on the score of honesty coupled with capacity; as a sailor, he would have emulated Columbus, and made a new chart of the seas and a new map for the continent; as an astronomer, he would have had his eye on every planet and asteroid this side of eternal darkness ; as a Homeopath, he never rested until he knew the law that runs like a silver thread through all the intricacies of pathogenesy; as a surgeon, he slept but little until he could recognize and name every tissue of the body, until he could safely thrust a steel instrument between the neoplasm and life, until he could do that which would stagger and appal other men in its boldness and daring—like the fireman who rushes into the burning building to save life amidst the greatest danger-yet returning from the surgical expedition amid the plaudits of the populace-bringing back to life one given over to death. He was the friend of every student who showed a taste for study, and yet no man could more vigorously lay the lash of scorpions on the back of the shirker and the laggard. Thus was he in Honceopathy-firm and strong and upright, faithful to every trust imposed upon him, in his profession and without ita noble man.


DR. ROBY then read the following poem :

When Hiram said he would not yield
The trust his faithful breast concealed;
When Damon came through flood and strife
To save imperilled Pythias' life;
When Daniel in the lion's den
Kept compact with the Prince of Men;
When Martin Luther went to Worms,
Nor sought for leniency of terms;
When Switzerland's great tyrant fell,
And freedom came through William Tell;
When Cromwell spurned the proffered crown,
And flung Great Britain's sceptre down;
When Washington at Valley Forge
Prayed first, then dared the icy gorge;
When old John Brown foresaw the grave,
And still went on to free the slave;
And Lincoln, by his great decree,
Set all the groaning bondmen free,
They set the gange for all mankind
To great and lofty deeds inclined.
One faithful man at Freedom's gate
May save your city or your state;
One faithful man in every field
May multiply the harvest's yield;
One faithful man of good report
To every foreign camp and court
May save our land from deep disgrace
In many a diplomatic case;
One faithful man in manhood's ways
May set your city's streets ablaze
With fire of patriotic zeal
And frenzy for the public weal;
May make your merchants sell their wares
As if the buyers held their shares ;
May make your wrangling doctors cease
To fret the air, and live in peace;
Put courts and juries in a mood
To do all men an equal good;
Make lawyers heedful of their speech,
Make preachers practice what they preach;
And make old Shylock loan his gold
On half the usury of old.
One faithful man in every home
May stay the tide of those who roam
In quest of mischief through the street

Where vice and virtue daily meet.
One faithful man in every pew
May all our fealty renew,
And make our joys for sacred things
Sweet incense to the King of kings.
And such a man, wherever born,
Wears all the glorious tints of morn
Within his glowing face, and stands
A poem in all times and lands,
And to his enemies may say,
In truth, on each immortal day,
“Into my cabin you may come,
For God is here, and hate is dumb."
In state and church, and lodge and clan,
The world still needs that faithful man;
And here, my brothers, we had found
That faithful man who might be crowned
The Prince of Surgeons without wrong
To any of the royal throng,
From Gimbernat in days of old
To those who still life's chalice hold;
And I propose in friendship’s name
To add this tribute to his fame
And sue all men, whate'er their creeds,
To emulate his lofty deeds.

The name of Charles Cullis was responded to by Dr. H. C. Houghton, who said : I regret that I have had no opportunity to prepare any set eulogy on the virtues of this exemplary man. If it were possible for me to speak only what comes to my mind at this moment concerning his life, it might be better because more spontaneous than any studied effort; I will acquit me as best I can in paying my tribute, which will give him credit for being an earnest, active, persistent, consistent student of Homeopathy and practitioner. My acquaintance with Dr. Cullis began immediately at the close of the late civil war in 1865, and continued from that time until his death, and I may say that my heart was knitted to his as to no other man outside of my own family because of the beneficent influence which he exerted not only upon my belief and practice of Homeopathy and of our belief and faith in the practice of medicine, but the greater influence which he had upon my spiritual and Christian life; and it was in this part, this particular phase of his life that this man came to be known not only to his own community but throughout these United States and the world.

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