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said, from a State Society and preferring charges against a member of this Institute. Under the rule, he referred it, without reading, to the Senate of Seniors. Adjourned till 9 A.M., Tuesday.


MAY 30, 1893. The Institute re-assembled at 9.15 o'clock, President McClelland in the chair. Only a few members had yet arrived.

The regular order of business was resumed, and reports of delegates from State Societies being called for, Dr. I. T. Talbot, of Boston, Mass., and Dr. Bushrod W. James, of Philadelphia, Pa., reported verbally for their respective states.

Dr. B. W. James moved that any of the State reports as provided for by the rules of the Institute that may be forwarded to the General Secretary be accepted and referred to the Committee of Publication. Agreed to.

The following are the reports of Delegates as received by the General Secretary up to the time of going to press :


I have very little of interest to report. Our annual meeting, which was to have been held at Huntsville, Ala., on May 16th, in conjunction with that of the Tennessee Homeopathic Medical Association, was postponed by mutual consent until May, 1894, when it will be held at the above-mentioned place. Our Legislative Committee, who were to have watched for a chance to have passed an amendment to the present law so that we could have an Examining Board of our own, failed to get together and do anything; upon learning which, Dr. Boyd, our president, hastened to Montgomery, but was too late to accomplish anything before the session closed.

We need more physicians of our school in Alabama, which is a very promising field of labor. There are less than a dozen of us now in the State, and we need to have our ranks recruited.

I often get letters of inquiry in quest of information concerning locations, and always reply promptly, but it results in nothing more, as I never hear from the parties again.

Now, why is it? Simply because they are afraid to be examined by Allopaths, and, perhaps, with some reason, from a sense of pride; but I passed this inquisition, and others can do the same if they try.

There are plenty of good fields to locate, such as Selma, Decatur, Bessemer, Eufaula, Opelika, Anniston, Florence, Tuscaloosa, and, I might add, every city in the State. The people are holding out their hands and begging for relief from the murderous doses of calomel, quinine, antipyrine, opium, etc., and want our treatment, and why can't they have it?

I would ask those who have students just graduating or recent graduates, who desire to make a good future for themselves, to advise them to go to Alabama and pass the examinations, which are much easier than those required to get their diplomas. It is for their good, for the good of the country, and, above all, for the good of Homeopathy and humanity.

A. M. DUFFIELD, M.D., Delegate.

California. New Legislation. During the past year a bill was introduced into the Legislature by the Allopaths, the object of which was to give them complete monopoly of all medical matters in the State. It was a "single examining board” bill, in which no school was mentioned, simply leaving the appointment of the same in the hands of the Governor. This bill was killed after considerable hard work done by some of our energetic young men.

One of the interesting features of the bill was the smoothness in which it was drawn, eliminating all reference to charlatans, quacks and newspaper advertising, since these items had caused the antagonism of the press and consequent loss of the bill in previous years. It was aimed more directly at the Homeopathic and Eclectic schools. Indeed, one of the most prominent charlatans of San Francisco told the writer that he was working with the Allopaths in favor of the passage of the bill.

The Eclectic school joined hands with us in our work, and they introduced a bill giving equal rights to all schools on the Boards of Health and in all institutions supported by public moneys. This passed the Assembly by a vote of 59 to 1 (the latter being an Allopathic physician), but was killed by the boodle element in the Senate. Even the mayor of San Francisco, a druggist by trade, came all the way to Sacramento to fight the bill. All the public health

officials of the city of San Francisco, the health officer and quarantine officer—all were there to fight it because it simply meant the taking away of considerable patronage from Allopathic control. Both sides are organizing for a bitter fight two years hence. No doubt that by continued effort we shall win, as popular sentiment and the newspapers are on our side.

New Societies.—The San Francisco County Homeopathic Society was formed with some sixty members. President, J. N. Eckel, M.D.; Secretary, Grant Selfridge, M.D. Its meetings are held monthly.

New Hospitals, etc.—The San Francisco Hahnemann Hospital building fund is constantly increasing. An art loan exhibit given during the winter netted a neat sum. Other existing hospitals are flourishing

Dr. C. A. Wayland, of San José, has received the appointment of health officer of that city. Dr. Grant Selfridge, of San Francisco, has received the appointment of oculist and aurist to the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, which, on the Pacific coast, wields more power than the Government. Our towns are all well supplied by Homoeopathic physicians.

The Hahnemann Hospital College of San Francisco is in its most flourishing era. The building has been entirely refitted,' a new gynæcological room added to the dispensary and more complete clinical facilities afforded to the students.

Journals.—The California Homoeopath, formerly edited by Drs. Boericke and Dewey, has merged into a more assuming journal and one better calculated to meet the wants of the profession on the Coast. Dr. H. R. Arndt, of San Diego, is editor, and Boericke & Rudyon, of San Francisco, publishers. The name of the new journal is The Pacific Coast Journal of Homoeopathy.

Prof. Ward, the able gynecologist of the Hahnemann Hospital College has opened a private sanitarium for abdominal surgery in San Francisco, to which students have access.

W. A. DEWEY, M.D., Delegate.


During the past year an attempt was made to alter the medical laws of the State, but the attempt failed.

Hahnemann College, of Chicago, received an appropriation of $150,000 and Hering College $100,000. Hahnemann has erected a new hospital building at a cost of $110,000 and a college building costing $50,000. Hering College has also established a hospital during the last year. There is also to be mentioned the World's Columbian Hospital recently erected in the Exposition Grounds at a cost of $15,000.

During the past year, Dr. Vincent, of Springfield, was appointed a member of the State Board of Health, and has since been elected by the Board as its President.

WESLEY A. Dunn, M.D., Delegate.


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During the legislative session of 1893 a bill was offered providing for the appointment of a Board of State Medical Examiners, whose duty would be to examine all applicants for license to practice medicine in the State.

The bill further provided that said board should be composed of seven Allopathic and two Homeopathic physicians, a majority of whom should pass on each applicant. This bill we considered unjust, as it would, if allowed to become a law, be made to discriminate against Homeopaths. Hence, our Legislative Committee proceeded to open fire upon the bill, which opened the eyes of some prominent members of the Legislature to the nature of the bill, and it died still-born.

No new societies have been formed during the last year. propriation, donations nor legacies. The fact that Homeopathy is not represented upon the medical staffs of the benevolent and penal institutions of the State is due largely to the apathy of its adherents. Some efforts in this direction have been made from time to time, but have usually been made without concert and without energy and persistence.

The governing power is not prejudiced, and does not discriminate, but simply lacks information, which might easily be furnished were the profession as alert and as interested as it should be. In proof of this I will cite the fact that in the organization of a State Board of Health the Homeopathic School was recognized, not so much because recognition was demanded as that the framers of the bill feared that it might be defeated were the claims of that school ignored. They therefore gave assurance that a representative would be allowed on the board. Two years after the passage of the act establishing the board, the Homeopathic member was dropped, and that because he did not take sufficient interest in the matter to prompt him to demand and work for his reappointment. Thus, for a period of two years, our school was without representation in any department of the State government.

At the end of that time a member of the Indiana Institute of Homeopathy procured through that body the passage of a resolution demanding the appointment, formed it into a petition which he presented to the Governor together with a statement of facts and rights to such recognition.

Although another Allopathic physician had been appointed to the vacancy for political reasons, yet upon the complaint of injustice done, the Governor procured the resignation of the appointee, and gave the place to the petitioner.

A Homeopathic physician is needed and could do well in Gas. city and Rockville. Gas city is a growing town of thirty-five hundred people, situated in Eastern Indiana, in what is known as the natural gas belt. Rockville has a population of 3000, is located in Western Indiana, and needs a Homeopathic physician badly.

W. T. GOTT, M.D., Delegate..


The Homeopathic physicians number about one to every five thousand of the inhabitants of the State. They hold such positions as that of physician to the Soldiers' Orphan Home, the School of Reformation for boys, and fill positions in other State and charitable institutions. One of their number has for eight years past been elected annually to the presidency of the State Board of Health. This board is composed of four Allopaths, two Eclectics and three. Homeopaths, all appointed by the Governor. They are not a Board of Examiners, their work being confiped to the field of sanitation and supervision of the general public health interest of the State. They have worked harmoniously together, and like brothers. have dwelt together in unity.

The Kansas State Homeopathic Medical Society held its Twentyfifth Annual Session, at Topeka, on the 3d, 4th and 5th of May, 1893. The following physicians were elected delegates to the Ameri

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