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PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FORTY-SIXTH SESSION

(FORTY-NINTH ANNIVERSARY),

OF THE

American Institute of Homæopathy,

HELD AT

CHICAGO, ILL.

MAY 29 TO JUNE 3, 1893.

INTRODUCTORY NOTE.

The American Institute of Homeopathy, at the session of 1892, received formal and official notice of the intention to hold a "World's Congress of Homeopathic Physicians and Surgeons” in the City of Chicago, Ill., under the auspices of “ The World's Congress Auxiliary,” an organization established by the authorities of the Columbian Exposition for the purpose of convening representatives of various arts, sciences, professions and other interests, and of

and of persons engaged in various enterprises for the amelioration of the condition of the human race. The object of these Congresses was to be the consideration of questions and subjects pertaining to those different interests by persons learned and skilled therein from all parts of the world.

Upon receipt of the above-mentioned announcement, the Institute voted to omit the reception of its usual reports and papers on scientific subjects, to limit its proceedings for the session of 1893 to routine and other necessary business, and to enlist and devote the energies and influence of the organization to promote the success of the Congress.

The above statement will explain the fact that the TRANSACTIONS of the Institute for this year and volume, contain no scientific addresses, papers or discussions.

FIRST DAY'S SESSION.

MONDAY, May 29, 1893. The Forty-sixth Annual Session of the American Institute of Homeopathy was convened in room 29 of the Art Institute building, Chicago, Ill., on Monday morning, May 29, 1893, at 10 o'clock.

The Institute was called to order by the President, James H. McClelland, M.D., of Pittsburgh, Pa.

The ex-presidents of the Institute and delegates from foreign countries were invited to seats on the platform. Those who responded to the invitation were Drs. J. C. Burgher, Bushrod W. James, D. H. Beckwith, J. P. Dake, I. T. Talbot, C. Wesselhoeft, O. S. Runnels, T. Y. Kinne.

Drs. C. Bojanus, of Samara, Russia, P. C. Majumdar, of Calcutta, India, J. Cavendish Molson, of London, England, and A. C. Hawkes, of Liverpool, England, also occupied seats on the platform.

PRESIDENT MCCLELLAND'S INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS

was then delivered as follows :

Members of the American Institute: It becomes my duty, and pleasure as well, to first speak my thanks for the distinguished honor you have done me by electing me your president. That I appreciate this evidence of your regard, you mast feel assured, and it shall be my earnest endeavor to serve you with fidelity.

The prime object of our gathering is to advance the cause of our science, and to further the interests of this great national body, and I beg that you will join with me in every effort to this end.

There will be differences of opinion as to how this shall best be done. Yet if we will agree to differ where we cannot adjust our differences, we will be able to transact our affairs agreeably and expeditiously. As you are aware the regular scientific work of the Institute will be transferred to the Congress this year, all bureaus holding over till next year, when the regular reports will be presented.

The short sessions of the Institute, which will be held daily, will be devoted to such current business as cannot well hold over. To this business let us address ourselves as expeditiously as possible, and I therefore declare the American Institute of Homeopathy convened for the transaction of such business as may properly come before it. THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE WORLD'S CONGRESS

OF HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS was offered by its Chairman, J. P. Dake, M.D., of Nashville, Tenn., and was accepted and referred to the Committee of Publication. The report simply stated that in the preparation of this programme and the work relating thereto, the committee appointed by the American Institute of Homoeopathy had co-operated with the committee appointed by the World's Congress Auxiliary, and that said programme, therefore, represents the nature of the committee's labors. Following is the programme :

WORLD'S CONGRESS*

OF

HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS.

ORGANIZATION.
Hon. C. C. BONNEY, Chicago, Ill.,
President of the World's Congress Auxiliary.

Mrs. POTTER PALMER, Chicago, Ill.,
President of the Woman's Branch of the World's Congress Auxiliary.

HONORARY PRESIDENTS.
RICHARD HUGHES, M.D., Brighton, England,
President International Congress of 1881.

I. T. TALBOT, M.D., Boston, Mass.,
President International Congress of 1891.

PRESIDENT.
J. S. MITCHELL, M.D., Chicago, Ill.

VICE-PRESIDENT.
Julia HOLMES SMITH, M.D., Chicago, Ill.

HONORARY VICE-PRESIDENTS.

J. H. MCCLELLAND, M.D.,
President American Institute of Homeopathy.

GALLEY BLACKLEY, M.D.,
President British Homeopathic Society.

E. A. RUSHMORE, M.D.,
President International Hahnemannian Society.
And Presidents and Ex-Presidents of all other National

Homeopathic Societies.

SECRETARY.

W. A. Dunn, M.D., Chicago, Ill. * The entire Programme is here published, as a matter of historical interest ; showing the relation sustained by the Institute to the World's Congress.-GEN. SECRETARY.

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