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entrusted this matter, have carefully investigated the claim I make and have recommended that it be allowed. I want to go on the record where I belong, which is in 1874. This Institute does not care to know the hundreds of dollars I have spent and the thousands of miles I have travelled to have this wrong righted.
DR. COMSTOCK : Dr. Fisher is an honor to us; but we must not falsify our records to favor Dr. Fisher. We don't wish to do any injustice to Dr. Fisher, but the law is the law, and I hope that there it will stand.
DR. DUDLEY: I don't quite agree with the last speaker nor with Dr. Talbot. They say we must not falsify the record. Why not? If our records are wrong, correct them. People say if we have a rule, live up to that rule. The rule knows nothing; the man who makes the rule is the power. Rules furnish no warrant for an injustice. Dr. Fisher's original application has never been disposed of. It is still before this body. Dr. Fisher ought not to have made application a second time for membership; it was a mistake to do it. That is where his record went wrong. The original application ought to have been taken from the table when the second application was made, if it had not before been taken up; and this Institute should not have put the onus of that mistake upon Dr. Fisher. I believe in putting the responsibility of that act where it belongs,-upon us, not upon him. I don't like to falsify records either; but I would far rat her falsify the record than be guilty of an injustice.
DR. TALBOT : If an application is laid upon the table, and afterwards acted on, do we date the membership back to the time of the original application ? Would this not be an ex post facto proceeding?
DR. DUDLEY: We have thus antedated a membership twice since I have been Secretary.
Dr. KINNE: It is perfectly legitimate and has been done over and over again in my positive knowledge of the history of this Institute ; where action has been deferred and taken up later, it has been dated back to the original status of the cause. It was only laid upon the table until a certain act could be performed, with which act Dr. Fisher had nothing to do. It was through no fault of his that the college was in doubt at the time.
The Censors' recommendation was then adopted.
reading of a further list of applicants for membership. Dr. Henry M. Smith raised the point of order that the list could not be received because the names were not arranged alphabetically, as required by a rule adopted on the previous day. The Chair decided the point of order well taken.
THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE HAHNEMANN
was presented verbally by Dr. Henry M. Smith, of New York, N. Y. Dr. Smith said:
I am sorry that we have to hurry this matter through; it is so important that it ought to be considered at length and with great care. The interest in this matter, which has grown beyond our anticipations, justified the asking on our part of an hour set apart, in which we could consider it fully. In brief, I undertook to learn, a few nights ayo, what we, as a committee, had done; but I cannot, in the time allotted me this morning, amplify my report so as to include even a major part of our report—which should include a sketch of the movement. Fortunately, the journals of our school have taken kindly to the movement and have published it far and wide, informing the profession generally of what has been done. I desire to state briefly that the movement, started in Washington last year, has outgrown the eleven members of the Institute; also that State committees have been appointed in many of the States; that committees of other local and district societies have been in correspondence with your committee, asking to be instructed in the plan of our movenient. Other societies have said that they, too, would appoint committees when their regular meetings would be held. We encouraged this appointment of State and local and other societies' committees, because we desired to interest the physicians in those States and districts, and have them feel that their own friends were actively engaged in it; and also that, through them, we should be able to come in touch with a greater number of the public. We desire, of course, that each State shall take charge of the matter of pushing it and raising the funds as it sees fit; using whatever methods it may desire. We want to call, through them, public opinion and public attention through the public press. This is an era, as you know, of monuments. We are advertising the United States of America ; we are advertising our friends and our manufactories; and it is a time when we should give her medical belief a front place, and bring it to the public notice with no uncertain sound. We want to be the first in the field to erect a monument in Washington—that city of monuments—to a physician. We undertook in New York to get an article published in some of the monthly periodicals whereby we could excite some interest in the subject of Homeopathy and in the life of Hahnemann; we had difficulty in doing so. Behind every magazine there was some medical man, and anything connected with medicine was referred to him, who, in the large majority of cases, was an Old-School doctor. We thought if we could get hold of some journalist of known reputation, anything over his signature would be taken by the journals ; but we found the journals would have naught to do with the subject, no matter over whose signature. We have learned, however, that the Journal of American History, for some reason, made application for a history of Homoeopathy, and that they have it in preparation,-a series of three articles with a sketch of the life of Hahnemann. It is not necessary to go into any detail or any sketch of Hahnemann, but since I have been to this meeting a number of gentlemen have asked me where they could get a sketch of Hahnemann's life. Johnson's Encyclopædia had one sketch of him; it was written by · an Old-School doctor, and they threw it aside; but in preparing their biographical dictionary, they asked me if I knew where they could get a sketch of Hahnemann. In regard to the contract, we have held the matter in abeyance. The editor of the New York Herald said : “ We will give you all the notice you want, if you can catch me in; if you can get my ear.
We will do anything for you ; we will give you any size notice; but don't make any noise about it until you are ready to have it done. Don't let it be stale when you come to me with it.” So you see we have the promise of a strong friend by-and-by.
We have taken subscriptions of any amounts that the subscribers are willing to give. So far we have received about $5000, of which some is paid, and deposited in the Knickerbocker Trust Company, where it is drawing interest. Instead of soliciting, the societies have written us, asking whether we had any plan to propose; thereupon we sent out a circular which most of you have already received. In addition to this we have small subscription blanks, which I will gladly furnish to you.
Dr. BUSHROD W. JAMES: The question of the different States taking up this matter was first thought of in Washington; and the State of Pennsylvania took action at once. The president of the State society appointed a committee, and that committee appointed a treasurer, and the society is at work. The city of New York, I understand, has the same method. I found that my best method of obtaining subscriptions was to tell the people what had been subscribed. Therefore, as soon as I was appointed, I obtained from Dr. Smith the names and amounts of those who had subscribed, and had the information printed. We have already had subscribed about $2400.
THE PRESIDENT: We have taken up a good deal of time with other matters that might, perhaps, have been given to this plan. We want to explain the aim of this monument committee. It represents the American Institute of Homeopathy. It simply is, in a word, that this great body of Homeopathic doctors say, we will see justice done to the memory of Samuel Hahnemann. Now, it will come very gracefully from this Institute to say, at the National Capital, where people from all parts of the earth are flocking year after year, that there shall stand a magnificent monument to the greatest reformer of modern or ancient times. I don't believe it is necessary to explain the object of this movement; it speaks for itself. We are anxious to give the members of this Institute an opportunity to push it forward, and all we desire to do this morning is to say that, although the movement has but just begun,-very few really knowing of it,—the subscriptions have run up into the neighborhood of $6000. I hope that each member of this body will put down his name on the list; then he can take it to others and enlist them in the same work, and so help to spread the name and fame of our great Master, Hahnemann. I think I have had subscribed, through my own efforts, in the neighborhood of $400 or $500. It is not necessary that we shall get so much from every member's efforts. Some of the members have started with $100, others $50, others $25, and so it will go on through to the bottom of the list. What we are especially anxious for is the names of those who will start the ball. You know perfectly well that every name that is put down on a subscription list helps us to get another name.
Here the President told how he had succeeded in interesting a patron of Homoeopathy so that he subscribed $100 for himself and another $100 for his wife. He also spoke of some little dime-savings-banks that he had made use of by placing them on the mantels of some of his families, and asked if this was not a good way to raise fifty or seventy-five thousand dollars. He closed by exhorting the Institute to take the matter in hand at once and let no effort be spared to put this seal of our love and reverence for Hahnemann in a prominent spot in the city of Washington.
THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO Assist THE COMMITTEE ON
PHARMACOPEIA was presented by its Chairman, Dr. T. Y. Kinne, of Paterson, N. J. The report was accepted and the committee discharged. Following is the report:
“ The Special Committee appointed at the request of the Committee on International Pharmacopæia to advise regarding some questions arising from the action of the American Institute of Homeopathy, at its session in 1892, beg leave to submit their report.
“WHEREAS, Doubts have arisen in the minds of some of the Committee on Pharmacopæia as to the intent of a resolution adopted by the Institute at its last session- which resolution is as follows:
“ Resolved, That the Committee on Pharmacopoeia be instructed to give precedence to the old Latin names of drugs in common use and to place the new chemical name to the right and on the same line, therefore,
“ Resolved, That there is nothing in the said resolution which prevents the Committee on Pharmacopæia from adding a third title to those already mentioned, whenever it shall be deemed best so to do, provided the ordered arrangement be not interfered with.
“ Resolved, That the Committee on International Pharmacopoeia be directed to proceed with all posssble dispatch in the publication of this valuable work so nearly completed ; so much needed, and already too long delayed.”
T. Y. KINNE,
THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PHARMACOPIA
was presented by Dr. J. P. Dake, of Nashville, Tenn., as follows: