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speakers who are appointed by the Memorial Committee, and these will be confined to the immediate friends or relatives of the deceased. The selection of the place for the next Institute session, and New Business, your committee thinks, ought to be arranged just as early in the session as possible. The circular announces that we will have an afternoon session to-day from 3 to 6. Instead of that we will have the dedicatory services of the World's Homeopathic Hospital on the Exposition grounds at 3 o'clock.

The recommendations of the committee were adopted :

THE REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE was read by the General Secretary, as follows:

CHICAGO, ILL., May 29, 1893. The By-Laws impose upon the Executive Committee attention to “ matters of business not otherwise specially provided for,” and the performance of "such other duties as may, by vote of the Institute, devolve upon it.”

Under this rule of the Institute the Committee is required to report on the following topics—all of which were specially referred to it:

1. Fixing the exact dates for this session. This question was solved so as to accord with the plans and arrangements for the holding of the World's Congress of Homeopathic Physicians and Surgeons, as heretofore publicly announced.

2. The expense account of Dr. Horace M. Paine as Chairman of the Committee on Medical Legislation for the year 1892. This question was referred to the Committee with authority to act, and after much consideration the claim of Dr. Paine was met and paid.

3. The Resolution for the establishment of a "Reserve Fund” out of the surplus revenues of the Institute. Your Committee reports that in their view it is inadvisable to set apart any portion of the Institute's funds as a reserve.

4. The Resolution that a new portrait of Hahnemann be procured for the Institute Seal. On this subject we have to report that the portrait now in use is unsatisfactory, and that it is desirable to procure one known to be an authentic representation of the illustrious Founder of the Homeopathic School. It has, therefore, been determined to recommend a portrait copy of the bust taken from life, by the distinguished French artist, P. J. David, in 1837; i.e., when Hahnemann was 82 years old. A copy of this bust in bronze, presented to one of our colleges by Madame Hahnemann in 1876, and certified by her as an accurate likeness, was at our disposal, and three photographs were taken at different points of view. The Committee unanimously decided that the picture representing nearly, but not quite, a profile view, brings out to the best advantage the striking facial characteristics of the subject. Two designs have been prepared ; one, circular in form, and the other elliptical, but less so than the old Seal. These designs are herewith submitted and the Committee recommends that the Institute select one of these and order the preparation of a new Seal in accordance therewith.

On behalf of the Committee,


The first recommendation, that it is inadvisable to set apart any portion of the Institute's Funds as a Reserve," was deferred for action to a later period of the session.

The second recommendation, that a new design for an Institute Seal be adopted, and presenting two designs, was, on motion, referred to the Senate of Seniors to make a selection.

The General Secretary also presented the following:


Your Committee of Publication would report that the TRANSACTions for 1892 were issued in the usual form and style, making a volume of 1064 pages. An edition of fifteen hundred copies was printed, and of these there have been distributed

To Members of the Institute,
To Homeopathic Colleges,
To Journals,
To Libraries,


Making a total of,


There have also been distributed the following back volumes :

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Making a grand total of 1131 copies sent out during the past year.

Respectfully submitted,


General Secretary. The report was accepted and referred.



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was called for, and Dr. Henry M. Smith, of New York City, responded verbally, on behalf of the committee, as follows :

This report of the Hahnemann Memorial Committee will be preliminary. The committee was appointed by the American Institute, at its last session, to take charge of the matter of erecting a Monument to Hahnemann—a bronze statue in the city of Washington, commemorative of the growth and progress of Homoeopathy; commemorative of Hahnemann; and to beautify the city of Washington and to be the first monument or statue erected at our national capital for a medical man and the greatest of medical reformers. There have been statesmen and warriors and discoverers whose busts or monuments have been placed there, but as yet no statue to any physician. The work, as suggested by your president, met with such a hearty recommendation at the meeting that the committee thought it would go right on, and that it would be a matter of but a few months, possibly only a few weeks, before the monument would be ready to erect. But when we had our meeting, as we did in the city of Washington, and appointed sub-committees on ways and means and on other subjects, we found that we had started a larger project than we had anticipated, and that instead of having a monument erected by the American Institute, this committee had become the representative of all the Homeopathic physicians of the United States, fourteen hundred members of this Institute, and twelve thousand physicians of the country. National and sectional societies wrote us that they wanted to have something to do with it. Therefore it has been held in abeyance, and correspondence has been opened with all the societies to interest them and the whole profession in the different localities, and, through them, the laity. I would suggest that a special hour be set apart by the Institute to receive in full the report of the committee and have the matter discussed, and that this hour be 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning.

The recommendation of the committee making the report the special order for 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning was adopted.


Dr. Henry. M. Smith, was then read. It is hereto annexed.

During the past year six of our members have been called away by death. Their names are:

Frank M. Clark, M.D., of Salem, O.
Caspar L. Crandall, M.D., of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles Cullis, M.D., of Boston, Mass.
John J. Drysdale, M.D., of Liverpool, England.
George E. Shipman, M.D., of Chicago, Ill.
George A. Hall, M.D., of Chicago, Ill.
Continuing his report, Dr. Smith said:

“ There have been in the Institute, since its organization, about 2900 members. There are at present 1378, leaving about 1500 names of those who are not pow members of the Institute. Of these there is a list of deceased numbering 615. In looking over the list of names since the date of the organization, it was found that many had died prior to the date of their names being dropped from our annual catalogue, and of each of these there should be a biographical sketch, as is our custom. A few of these only were regularly and easily obtained, and others were obtained with difficulty and only after long delay, and many we have been unable to get at all. We have gone over the list as published last year in the TRANSACTIONS, and have been able to make several corrections in the names and dates of those published in the necrological list.”

The report was accepted, and referred to the Committee of PubJication.

THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MEMORIAL SERVICE was presented by its chairman, Bushrod W. James, M.D., of Philadelphia, Pa., recommending that the service be held at 9 o'clock on Friday morning; the programme to be published in the Medical Century before that date and the speakers therein announced. The report was accepted and adopted.

THE REPORT OF THE TREASURER, E. M. Kellogg, M.D., of New York, N. Y., was next presented. It shows a balance from last year's account of $822.22. Received from admission fees and annual dues, $5384.40. Expenditures, $5123.40. Balance on hand, $1082.82. It was referred to an Auditing Committee consisting of Drs. J. B. G. Custis, William Webster, and Winthrop T. Talbot. (See “Report of the Treasurer.”)

President McClelland then introduced several of the foreign delegates to the World's Congress, who were present on the platform.

Dr. C. Bojanus, of Moscow, Russia, who, with his accomplished wife, was present at the session, addressed the Institute in the French language. The following is a translation of his remarks, as prepared by Madame Bojanus.

“LADIES AND GENTLEMEN : It is with the deepest feelings of gratification and satisfaction that I address these few words to the honorable assembly of my Trans-Atlantic brethren. This personal feeling of gratitude is, however, outweighed by the thanks which I feel bound to express in the name of the divine doctrine of Homeopathy, which has found a second home in the United States. According to historical data collected by one of the most ardent disciples of Hahnemann in Russia, Count Mordvinoff, Minister of the Navy in the reign of Emperor Alexander I., it appears that in 1834 there were only four Homeopathic practitioners in the United States. At the present time there are fifteen thousand. Numerous hospitals have been founded for the relief of suffering humanity, flourishing schools have sprung up for the instruction of youth, and a considerable number of journals proclaim all over the world the progress of

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