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officers for the ensuing year and the members of its sections. He shall have printed, during the session, whenever practicable, a daily list of the members and visitors registered, which shall give the registration number, residence, and local habitation of each person, and shall provide a number sufficient to furnish a copy to each and all those in attendance. He shall be empowered to employ clerical aid necessary to the performance of this duty.
Sec. 4. The Provisional Secretary shall assist the General Secretary, and in his absence perform his duties.
Sec. 5. It shall be the special duty of the Provisional Secretary to make, or provide, stenographic reports of all scientific discussions of the Institute and of its sections, and of all debates upon the reports and papers presented by the Standing Committees. He shall send copies of these discussions or debates for revision and correction to their authors respectively, who shall be required to return them within one week after their reception, when they shall be furnished to the General Secretary for publication in the TRANSACTIONS. The compensation for such services shall be two hundred dollars per annum and the necessary expenses of his attendance at the session shall be paid by the Institute.
Sec. 6. In the absence or disability of the Provisional Secretary, his duties shall devolve upon the General Secretary.
Sec. 7. The Treasurer shall receive all money belonging to the Institute, and make all disbursements under the recommendation of the Executive Committee. He shall furnish at each annual meeting a written report of the condition of the finances.
SEC. 8. The Assistant Treasurer shall render aid to the Treasurer, and, in his absence or disability, perform his duties.
There shall be a Board of Censors, consisting of five members (three of whom shall constitute a quorum) who shall receive and examine the credentials of candidates for membership, and report to the Institute for election such as may be found properly qualified. One member of said Board shall be elected by ballot at each annual session, to serve for five years from the first day of January next succeeding said election.
Article V.-Membership. SECTION 1. Candidates for membership shall present to the Board of Censors a certificate of three members of the Institute that the applicant has pursued a regular course of medical studies according
to the requirements of the existing institutions of this country, and sustains a good moral character and professional standing. Such certificate shall state when and where the applicant obtained a diploma. If found qualified, the candidate may be elected a member. No person shall be considered a member, however, before paying an admission fee of two dollars and the annual dues, which shall entitle him to a certificate of membership.
SEC. 2. No physician, graduated subsequent to the year 1891, shall be eligible to membership, unless said graduation has followed three, full, annual courses of didactic and clinical lectures of not less than six months each.
SEC. 3. Members shall pay annually the sum of five dollars towards defraying the expenses of the Institute. The TRANSACTIONS of the Institute shall be sent to those members only who have paid their dues.
Sec. 4. Members neglecting the payment of dues for three years, after proper notification from the Treasurer, shall have their names dropped from the roll of membership. Any person thus dropped shall have the privilege of reinstatement either by paying all arrearages or by applying as a new member under the existing By-Laws.
Sec. 5. The Executive Committee shall be authorized to remit, sub silentio, the dues of those who, for ten years, have been in good membership and have paid their dues during that time, provided such members are unable to continue payment of their annual dues.
SEC. 6. All members of the Institute who have maintained twentyfive consecutive years of membership shall be considered Senior Members, and be exempt from the payment of annual dues ; and the names of such members shall be printed first in the list of members, in capital letters.
Sec. 7. Any foreign physician may be elected a Corresponding Member of the Institute at any annual meeting, on recommendation of the Board of Censors, and shall have all the privileges of members, except voting and eligibility to office.
SEC. 8. The Institute may, at any annual meeting, elect as Honorary Members, not to exceed five in one year, any foreign physicians who may be judged worthy from their superior attainments in medicine; provided, that the names of persons proposed for Honorary Membership shall have been presented at a previous annual meeting. Such Honorary Members shall have all the privileges of members except voting and eligibility to office.
Sec. 9. The Institute may, at any annual meeting, elect as Honorary Associate Members, not to exceed three in any one year, any
persons not members of the medical profession, who have in any way been of special service to science and humanity, and particularly those who have been special patrons of Homeopathy; and said Honorary Associate Members shall have all the privileges of Honorary Members.
Sec. 10. Any physician properly accredited as a Delegate shall be admitted during the session of the Institute to all the privileges of members, except voting and eligibility to office, on the following basis:
First. From every association composed of more than fifty members from different States, two delegates, with an additional delegate for every twenty members.
Second. From every State Society, two delegates, with an additional delegate for every twenty members.
Third. From every county or local society, one delegate.
Fourth. From every hospital, asylum for the insane, or dispensary actually established, one delegate.
Fifth. From every medical journal published, one delegate.
Sixth. From every college associated with the Institute, two delegates; said delegates to constitute the Inter-collegiate Committee of the Institute,
SECTION 1. The following SECTIONS shall be appointed as hereinafter provided for.
a. Materia Medica and General Therapeutics.
Sec. 2. Each of these sections shall consist of not less than five members.
SEC. 3. The chairman of each section in his address, shall include a résumé of progress in discovery in the special field to which said section pertains.
SEC. 4. The President shall appoint the chairmen of all sections for the ensuing year; and shall announce all such appointments as
early in the progress of the session as practicable. But no member of a section who has failed to perform active service thereon, shall be appointed to its Chairmanship for the ensuing year.
Sec. 5. The chairman of each section, as soon as possible after appointment, shall select his associates and complete the organziation of his section by the appointment of a secretary. He shall within one month after his appointment send to the General Secretary a list of the officers and members of his section.
Sec. 6. No member, shall serve on more than one section in any one year.
Sec. 7. Vacancies occurring in any section may be filled by its Chairman, who shall give immediate notice thereof to the General Secretary.
Article VII.-Committees. SECTION 1. The following STANDING COMMITTEES shall be appointed, as hereinafter provided for:
a. Organization, Registration, and Statistics.
SEC. 2. The Committee on Legislation shall consist of five members and the Committee on Drug Provings of seven members. The term of service of one member in each of these Committees shall expire each year. The Inter-collegiate Committee shall consist of two delegates to be appointed by each college represented in the Institute, and shall appoint its own chairman. The remaining Standing Committees shall consist of at least five members each, who shall serve for one year.”
SEC. 3. There shall also be appointed each year, Committees on Local Arrangements, on Transportation, on Resolutions and Business and on the Memorial Service, of not less than three members each. The duties of said Committees shall be such as are indicated by their respective titles. All resolutions presented to the Institute shall be referred without debate to the Committee on Resolutions.
Sec. 4. The President, so far as these By-Laws require, shall appoint each of the Committees provided for in this article, immediately upon the presentation and disposition of its report.
Sec. 5. All Committees or members appointed to perform any
special work under the authority of this Institute shall serve without compensation, unless otherwise specifically ordered.
Article VIII.—Committee of Publication. SECTION 1. The elective officers of the Institute shall constitute a Committee of Publication. Said Committee shall have charge of the publication of all papers, discussions, etc., referred to it by the Institute.
SEC. 2. No report or paper referred to the Committee of Publication shall be rejected except with the formal concurrence of a majority of said Committee. All papers so rejected shall be returned to their authors by the General Secretary.
SEC. 3. The TRANSACTIONS of the Institute shall be issued by the General Secretary, under the direction of the Committee of Publication, within five months after the close of the session, and copies shall be delivered to those entitled to them, without individual expense.
Sec. 4. There shall be published in each annual volume of the TRANSACTIONS: 1. A list of senior members arranged according to their years of membership. 2. An alphabetical list of members, including the names of senior members, in CAPITALS. 3. A list of members classified by States. The list of deceased members shall be revised and republished annually. The complete list of Members of the Institute from its Organization, and its Code of Ethics, shall be published every five years.
Sec. 5. The General Secretary shall furnish editorial copies of the TRANSACTIONS to such homeopathic journals as are sent to the Institute in exchange, and to other selected journals.
Sec. 6. The Secretary shall send copies of the Statistical Reports to all societies, hospitals and dispensaries that make reports to the Committee on Organization, Registration and Statistics.
Article IX.-Rules of Order. SECTION 1. The names and residences of all applicants for membership shall be announced in alphabetical order by the Board of Censors in open session, at least six hours before their election is
Sec. 2. The Report of the Necrologist shall be presented in connection with the Report of the Committee on Memorial Service.
Sec. 3. The time allotted to any Committee for the presentation of its report shall not exceed fifteen minutes. No report shall be received from any Committee except in writing.