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legislators justly are so willing to grant. We have the single medical examining board, composed of five Allopaths, three Homeopaths and one Eclectic. Through our efforts a clause was inserted in the creating bill, requiring a unanimous vote to license any practitioner. This

gave harmonious action and insured fair treatment at the hands of the majority. Since its organization 141 candidates have presented themselves with the following results : Of the Eclectics 50 per cent passed ; Allopaths 82 per cent. and Homeopaths 86 per cent. Examination percentage of successful applicants : Eclectics 67, Allopaths 79 and Homoeopaths 81. The best record made by any candidate was a graduate of a Homeopathic college. I know of no legacies, donations or appropriations for Homeopathic institutions and no new hospitals have been established. Regarding “towns where Homoeopathic physicians are greatly needed,” their name is Legion. Our medical colleges are so thorough in instruction, so rigorous in examination and the course of study so extended as to make the supply unequal to the demand. Better thus than otherwise; not how many but how good shall be the practitioners, is the true motto. If any State has an overplus, just send the good ones to Jersey. No others need apply.

T. Y. KINNE, M.D., Delegate,

Ohio. Delegates :-D. H. Beckwith, M.D., Cleveland ; J. D. Buck, M.D., Cincinnati ; J. A. Gann, M.D., Wooster.

Mr. President and Members of the Institute :

It is with pleasure that I respond to the call of the State of Ohio. I remember Cleveland, with only three Homeopathic physicians. To-day we number one hundred.

SOCIETIES.-In most of the counties in the State, Medical Societies exist. We also have district organizations, where several counties unite and establish a society. All these are tributaries to the Homeopathic Medical Society of Ohio, and all work for its advancement, prosperity and popularity.

I am proud to say that the local societies have had a larger attendance and better papers than any previous year. The State society, at its last meeting, never was equalled in numbers. The quality of its papers and its scientific discussions nerer surpassed.

Cincinnati extended the freedom of the city through its Mayor, to those in attendance, and the local physicians did honor to themselves. Our meeting this year was postponed through its officers, for one year, thus giving many of the physicians of Ohio, who could not have attended both meetings, an opportunity to attend the Congress and Institute here in session.

JOURNALS.—Ohio has three medical journals, published quarterly, which compare favorably with other medical publications and through them thousands of readers are supplied with progressive medical literature.

DISPENSARIES.—During the past year, the Medical and Surgical Dispensaries throughout the State, have treated more medical and surgical patients than any previous year. Medical and Surgical Staffs have been organized. Specialists have had their departments well represented, so that the poor have been treated in every branch of medicine, with all the care and attention that wealth could have provided for them.

MATERNITY HOME.—During the past year, the Cleveland physicians have established a Maternity Home, which has been of great advantage to the senior students in clinical work. It is managed by a board of ladies, and is one of the charities of Cleveland.

TRAINING SCHOOL.—The Training School for Nurses, has been under a thorough course of instruction by competent teachers, selected from the professors of the two colleges. The number of graduates at the last commencement was greater than the class of

last year.

These trained nurses are in great demand by physicians of both the New and Old School of medicine. Over one hundred applicants to enter the Training School, during the past year, could not be received, as only a certain number can be accommodated. It requires over fifty to do the hospital work.

HOSPITALS.—The Cleveland Homeopathic Hospital had a very large number of medical and surgical patients during the past year. It has paid all its indebtedness, and has to-day several thousand dollars in bank to its credit.

The Hospital is large and commodious, but cannot accommodate the demands for admission that are made daily. The Executive Committee has plans and specifications prepared for a large fireproof annex, and we hope it will be completed by next year.

Toledo has just opened a new and beautiful hospital, which has

from seventy-five to one hundred beds. It is located in a desirable portion of the city, and built and sustained by the citizens of the place. The ladies of Toledo have done noble work in building and furnishing so fine a building. They work as true Christian women in this charity work to relieve the sick and wounded.

The Old and New School of Medicine each have their Medical and Surgical staff. The lady managers and trustees are represented from each school.

I predict success for the New School, providing the physicians and surgeons work in peace and harmony together, waiving all petty jealousies, and stand firm for the best interests of the hospital, working daily for its maintenance, its reputation and success. Time will develop the loyalty of the Toledo doctors to Homoeopathy.

COLLEGES.—During the past year two large and elegant Homoeopathic college buildings have been completed in Cleveland, and thoroughly equipped in every department. These buildings are of so fine a structure that they are an ornament to the city, and the physicians of the New School of Medicine are proud that Ohio has done so much for Homeopathy the past year.

The trustees have made some important changes in the methods of instruction, which they claim will be of great advantage to the medical students. The three colleges have improved their curriculum of studies, and their teachers are second to no other college in the United States.

A dental department in the old college, has a complete faculty. In the new building, these rooms are so constructed that the best of clinical and practical work can be accomplished.

DONATIONS.—The donations, contributions and endowments to the hospitals and dispensaries in Cleveland the past year have far exceeded those of any preceding year.

The work done for Homeopathy the past year, has added wealth and popularity to our school of medicine throughout the State of Ohio.


THE STATUS OF HOMEOPATHY IN SUUTHERN Ohio. The status of Homeopathy in Southern Ohio, may be best represented by a brief report of the Homeopathic institutions found therein, together with the rate of increase or decrease in the number of practitioners.

The Homeopathic institutions in Southern Ohio consist now of one college, Pulte Medical College, at Cincinnati; two hospitals, also in Cincinnati, viz.: The Ohio Hospital for Women and Children, and the proposed hospital in connection with the Pulte Medical College.

Aside from this, Homeopathy is represented in the Protestant Home for the Friendless and Foundlings, at Cincinnati, which asked the aid of the Homeopathic profession during the hot summer of 1890. This step was found necessary by the managers of this great charity, on account of a very high rate of mortality. It is sufficient to record, that Homeopathy accepted the call and the mortality record of 624 per cent. of the Old School, was at once reduced to 50 per cent, in the face of the hot summer, and the opposition of nurses not in sympathy with the change.

Under Homoeopathic administration, extensive repairs were made, and a maternity hospital added and the mortality rate of 46 per cent., foundlings, mother-babes and accouchment cases included. During the year 1892 the mortality rate was for foundlings, 37 per cent., for mother-babes 7 per cent., and one death in 76 obstetric

This was a malformed pelvis, requiring a Cæsarean section. In regard to Societies in Southern Ohio, the Cincinnati Homeopathic Lyceum heads the list with a membership of sixty ; next comes the active Montgomery County Homeopathic Medical Society with a membership of 55.

The number of Homeopathic practitioners is increasing, especially in the larger cities and towns. There are splendid locations in this field and the Southern Ohio territory will bear investigation in this regard.

J. D. BUCK, M.D.


CENTRAL Ohio. But little more than a generation has passed since the first seeds of Homeopathy were sown in Central Ohio.

Like all growths that have attained strength and permanency it was destined to endure the storms of opposition.

Misrepresentation, social persecution, and professional ostracism combined to destroy the new plant which even in its early growth gave much promise of vigor and endurance.

Justice to the memory of those who were instrumental in founding Homeopathy in Central Ohio would require the mention of a goodly number of worthy Homeopathic physicians; and yet prominently, and as pioneers, we must only mention (for lack of space) the names of honored Prof. A. O. Blair, formerly of California, Prof. G. W. Barnes, late of California, and D. Lewis Barnes, formerly of Delaware, Ohio.

In the central section of Ohio we find, by the latest directory reports, we have 145 Homeopathic physicians. (The Old School having 1155; the Eclectics 117; unclassified 74.)

The only Homeopathic Medical Society in Central Ohio is the Columbus Clinical Club, and this not large.

Though there are, about 1000 Homeopathic physicians in the State of Ohio, only 247 belong to the State Medical Society, and 74 to the American Institute of Homeopathy.

Ohio still presents a good field for Homeopathy ; for 13 counties are still without a Homeopathic physician; and in the State 848 towns, some small, and others of two or more thousand inhabitants that are still without a representative of our school ; and urgent calls are frequently sent: “Come over into Macedonia and help us.”

JOHN A. Gann, M.D.

Reports on Medical Literature and Medical Education were called for, but were not presented.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION. Dr. Dudley offered a motion that the report on Transportation, as published in the Annual Circular, be accepted as the report of the Committee on Transportation, Dr. A. C. Cowperthwaite, of Chicago, Chairman. Following is the report :

The Chairman of the Committee of Transportation, reports that he has been unable to obtain any special concessions for the benefit of those attending the sessions of the Institute and of the Congress of Homeopathic Physicians and Surgeons.



Dr. C. E. Fisher offered a motion that as the hour for the morning session, 9 o'clock, appeared to be inconveniently early for a majority of the members, therefore the President of the Institute be requested and authorized to confer with the President of the Congress, with a view of securing a later hour for the Institute session.

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