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SEC. 4. No report or paper shall be received by the Institute in an incomplete or unfinished condition, and no paper shall be published in the TRANSACTIONS which has been published previous to its presentation to the Institute, or which is not handed to the General Secretary before the close of the session.
SEC, 5. Meetings of any section may be held at the call of its Chairman, provided such meetings be not held during the sittings of the Institute, nor during the meetings of the other sections, except as provided in the adopted Order of Business.
Sec. 6. In all discussions no speaker shall be allowed more than five minutes, nor to speak more than once upon the same subject, except by a vote of con nt taken in the usual manner.
SEC. 7. The election of officers for the ensuing year, and the determination of the next place for the meeting of the Institute, shall take place on the third day of the session at twelve o'clock noon.
Article X. All complaints relating to violations of the Code of Ethics of the Institute shall be referred to the Senate of Seniors for consideration and adjustment, and its decision shall be final without further action of the Institute; except in such cases as require disciplinary action, when the Senate shall report to the Institute with recommendations.
Questions in dispute, having a bearing upon the general good of Homeopathy, which may be brought before the Institute for review and judgment, shall be referred to the Senate of Seniors for adjustment. In order to appeal from its decision a two-thirds vote of members present and voting shall be necessary, said vote to be had without debate; all appeals thus ordered shall be heard at a special hour set for the purpose, and shall be considered in Executive Session.
Article XI.- Amendments. These By-Laws may be altered or amended by a vote of twothirds of the members present at the annual meeting,
1. Resolved, That the American Institute of Homeopathy does not necessarily indorse the doctrines contained in the reports of committees by accepting and publishing such reports with the Proceedings. — Adopted June 4, 1867.
2. Resolved, That hereafter all provings by a single prover, presented through the Section in Materia Medica, Pharmacy and Provings, be referred back to the section, to be retained by it until a sufficient number of provinys are obtained to warrant the section in collating the same and presenting them to the Institute for publication; and such collation and presentation shall be a part of the duty of that section.-- Adopted June 9, 1874.
3. Resolved, that this Institute condemns the action of any college which graduates an unsuccessful candidate from another college, unless he attends at least one full course of lectures at the college where he applies for a degree. - Adopted June 30, 1886.
4. Resolved, That in making up the list of existing journals illustrating Homeopathy, by the Committee on Organization, Registration, and Statistics, and the Committee on Medical Literature, all such shall be embraced as avow the principle of similars as the dominating principle for the selection of drugs in the cure of the sick, and which also support the organizations of Homeopathy as a distinctive body in the medical profession; that no journal thus listed shall be stricken off without formal notice through the General Secretary to the Institute of the reason for any proposed omission from the list, and then not without due notice and opportunity for defence on the part of the journal under consideration, final action on the case being deferred until the succeeding annual meeting. But the name of any journal may be dropped from the list before September, 1889, after failure to signify its assent to the preceding conditions of its listing, and, if assenting, after subsequent failure to make report to the Institute for three consecutive years. — Adopted June 27, 1889.
5. Resolved, That the American Institute of Homeopathy cordially endorses and approves the action of the Inter-collegiate Committee, by which four years has been made the required term of medical study, and the studies of the first year have been definitely arranged to include the preliminary studies requisite to more advanced medical instruction.
6. Resolved, That it is the duty of every member of the Institute to assist and sustain the medical colleges in their efforts. — Adopted June 20, 1890.
7. Resolved, That the Committee on Local Arrangements be instructed to respect the working hours of the Institute session, and to make no provision for entertainments to the members except during the intermissions of the session.-- Adopted June 20, 1890.
8. Resolved, That the American Institute of Homeopathy, sys. tematically, and from year to year, investigate the comparative mortality per cent., as shown in the Health Offices of all the larger cities of the United States, and give the results of said investigation the widest possible publicity.- Adopted June 17, 1892.
9. Resolved, that the Institute shall begin its annual session at or about the middle of the week, and continue as long as the work of the sections requires, according to the judgment of the Executive Committee.- Adopted June 1, 1893.