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called away would perhaps be as ur known to the remainder of the Institute as is Dr. F. M. Clark. I shall only speak of Dr. Clark as I knew him, and as those who knew him in the community in which he lived. He was ever one of the most active members of the local and State Society; he was one of the most faithful members of the State Society, and one who loved most dearly the American Institute. Dr. Clark was an unprejudiced man; always an earnest student; he was a modest man, always deferring in all things to the good of others. Above the mere fact of his being a physician,above the mere fact of his being a student, he possessed something far beyond that, for Dr. Clark was a man called away at an early age when a life was open before him of great usefulness, and he felt the inspiration of a future greater and grander than that which even a long life could have insured him, and with disease preying upon his life, he gave himself unflinchingly to his duty and avoided the minor events of his day and surroundings. He was looking upward and forward to a better life. He was not afraid of the future, and like the grand case that was referred to by Drs. Talbot and Haughton, the coming of the morrow was the coming of the greater joy.

The name of the late Dr. George W. Moore being then called, Dr. D. H. BECKWITH of Cleveland, said :

Mr. President, I have been requested by the Memorial Committee to pay tribute to the deceased members of the Institute who have died in Ohio since our last gathering.

Among the pioneer Homeopathic physicians was George W. Moore, M.D., of Springfield, Ohio.

For over a quarter of a century he was an active member in the State Medical Society and for about that period a member of this Institute. For many years he was the leading Homeopathist of the city in which he resided, and as a surgeon he was second to none in Springfield or the counties adjoining. He had a large, portly frame; and behind that face and figure he carried those traits of character, which his friends called manliness.

He had warm attachments for his friends,-his patrons and his profession. Shortly after the war broke out, he sought and obtained an appointment as surgeon in the army. He served with distinction in this capacity until the bugle of peace was sounded, when he returned to his home and again resumed the practice of medicine and surgery. He possessed a mind that was progressive in religion and medicine and was bound to no creed. His patients trusted and honored him; they brought to him the serious interests of their lives. A genial face and a kind heart made him many friends in and out of the profession. He died honored and beloved. HOMEOPATHIC ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITU

The other member that died in Ohio was William Owens, Jr., M.D., of Cincinnati. He was the son of the veteran that has so long been identified with the Institute.

The father of the deceased educated his son with reference to his future work—the practice of medicine and surgery. The office with its surroundings served as his teacher in practical work from early boyhood. That practical training in office work was a great educator to young Owens and fitted him for manhood's work.

He was not a graduate of a literary college, but had more than an ordinary education which he acquired in Cincinnati. After three courses in the Pulte Medical College, he received his diploma-bis standing being among the best in his class.

After graduation he entered into partnership with his father in the practice of medicine and surgery. He soon established a very creditable practice, and was beloved by his patients.

His qualifications were such in his profession that the trustees of the Pulte Medical College conferred upon him a professorship soon after his graduation. This was accepted and filled to the entire satisfaction of the faculty and the students.

He rose above all controversies, that so often develop in medical schools. Possessing this trait of character he naturally became a favorite among his associates that were engaged in college work.

His labors in his profession and college work so exhausted his vital energies that he became an easy victim to the “Grippe,” that was prevalent in Cincinnati.

Finding it impossible to recover at home he sought a more equable climate, which he found in California. On reaching there his improvement was all that he could desire and he looked forward to a speedy return to business and his friends.

From undue exposure he contracted a severe cold from which he could not recover and the brilliant future of young Owens terminanated in death many miles from his native home.

It matters not what estimate we now place upon the old veteran or the young hero, for they both sloep beneath green turf-that God had prepared for their eternal rest.

A. W. WOODWARD, M.D., spoke briefly, but feelingly, in eulogy of his friend and professional brother, the late distinguished George W. Shipman, M.D. (His remarks have not been received by the General Secretary).

Dr. BUSHROD W. JAMES, chairman of the Committee on Memmorial Service, then closed the service. He said:

The time has now arrived to close our memorial service. We will pass out into the bustling world, and its noise will soon dissipate the silence and solemnity of this hour. Gradually we will in a measure forget to think of those who have left our company for ever. We will forget to wonder who will be absent from our circle when we meet again. But the noble examples of those who have departed will still influence some of us, while the good they have done will go on growing and extending, working benefits of which we may be scarcely conscious.

We hear much of what a single seed of evil may produce. How much more of good must accrue from the many deeds and words sown by those of whom we have been thinking and speaking during this service. It is something for which to be thankful to have belonged to the same profession and society with these absent brothers. Their examples should stimulate us to strive toward an equality with them in character and profession, so that when our time arrives to lay down our hands and close our eyes in very weariness of this uncertain world, its cares, its sorrows and its sufferings, we may feel that there will be some friends to regret our absence and to wish that we had not been called away so soon. We know not how many of us will be silent when the roll is called next time we meet. We do not know of whom, some of us will be speaking regretfully and sadly at our next memorial service. It is a solemnly momentous thought that the laws of mutable nature renders it impossible for us to expect that we will all be in the session at Denver in 1894.

Is it not better that we cannot look upon one and another and know that they will be the absent ones next year? Oh, it is far pleasanter to say "good-bye” with the hope of meeting again. And it is better for each of us to so direct our lives that no matter when the call shall come, we will hear from the Eternal himself, “ well done thou good and faithful servant.”

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TIONS IN THE UNITED STATES.

BY THOMAS FRANKLIN SMITH, M.D., NEW YORK, N. Y.

NATIONAL SOCIETIES.

American Institute of Homeopathy. Annual meeting at Chicago, III., May 29 to June 3, 1893. President, James H. McClelland, M.D., Pittsburgh, Pa.; Secretary, Pemberton Dudley, M.D., 1405 North Sixteenth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Publishes its annual Transactions.

International Hahnemandian Association. Annual meeting at Kaye's Park, Lake Geneva, Wis., June 6 to 9, 1893. President, Edward Rushmore, M.D., Plainfield, N. J.; Secretary, S. A. Kimball, M.D., 124 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass. Delegate, T. S. Hoyne, M.D. Publishes its annual Transactions.

American Obstetrical Society. Avnual meeting in New York, second Thursday in December. President, John N. Mitchell, M.D., 1222 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.; Secretary, George W. Winterburn, M.D., 230 West One Hundred and Thirty-Second Street, New York, N. Y.; Delegates, L. L. Danforth, M.D., B. Frank Gibbs, M.D., J. B. G. Custis, M.D., Everett Hasbrouck, M.D., B. G. Clark, M.D., Sheldon Leavitt, M.D., W. E. Green, M.D., T. Franklin Smith, M.D. Publishes its annual Transactions.

SECTIONAL OR INTER-STATE SOCIETIES.

Southern Homeopathic Medical Association. Annual meeting in Chicago, first Thursday in June. President, Eldridge C. Price, M.D., 1013 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, Md.; Secretary, C. R. Mayer, M.D., 268 St. Charles Street, New Orleans, La.; Delegates, Charles Dake, M.D., P. S. Boyd, M.D., V. H. Hallman. Publishes various articles in journals.

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