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and put them into the By-Laws, where they belong. That is all there is of it. Not a change of a word one way or the other ; simply unifying the resolutions and conferring upon them the dignity of being a by-law, as they have always been in effect.
Dr. Talbot's amendment was lost.
Sec. 6. In the absence or disability of the Provisional Secretary, his duties shall devolve upon the General Secretary. Adopted.
Add as follows:
Sec. 8. The Assistant Treasurer shall render aid to the Treasurer, and, in his absence or disability, perform his duties. Adopted.
In regard to Article IV., Dr. Kinne said : The only question that came up in the committee was whether the Board as a Board should be elected annually, or whether they should be properly a standing committee to hold office five years; that is, change one member each year, and we ask the sense of the Institute upon that matter. After some discussion Dr. Talbot said: This is a question of such manifest importance to us that we cannot safely handle it in this desultory way. I move, sir, that this Article IV. be laid on the table until it can be clearly written out.
The motion was adopted.
SEC. 2. No physician, graduated subsequent to the year 1891, shall be eligible to membership, unless said graduation has followed three, full, annual courses of didactic and clinical lectures of not less than six months each.
That Article VI. be here inserted as
SEC. 3. Members shall pay annually the sum of five dollars towards defraying the expenses of the Institute. The TRANSACTIONS of the Institute shall be sent to those members only who have paid their dues.
That Sec. 14, of Article VII., be transferred to this Article, as follows:
Sec. 4. Members neglecting the payment of dues for three years, after proper notification from the Treasurer, shall have their names dropped from the roll of membership. Any member thus dropped shall have the privilege of reinstatement either by paying all arrearages or by applying as a new member under the existing By-Laws, his membership to date from said application.
Add as follows:
SEC. 5. The Executive Committee shall be authorized to remit, sub silentio, the dues of those who, for ten years, have been in good membership and have paid their dues during that time, provided such members are unable to continue payment of their annual dues.
The above four Sections were adopted.
Sec. 6. All members of the Institute who have maintained twentyfive consecutive years of membership shall be considered Senior Members, and be exempt from the payment of annual dues ; and the names of such members shall be printed first in the list of members, in capital letters.
Section 6 of Article V. of the old By-Laws was rescinded, and Section 5 was changed to Section 6.
The hour of twelve having arrrived, the further consideration of the report was postponed to half-past two o'clock, the session to be held in “ Room 29."
The selection of the time and place of the Annual Session of 1894 was next in order, and nominations were called for: Dr. J. P. Dake nominated Boston, Mass. ; Dr. Henry M. Smith nominated Newport, R. I. ; Dr. A. C. Cowperthwaite nominated Denver, Col.; Dr. Malcolm Dills nominated Louisville, Ky.
The nomination of Denver was seconded in brief speeches by Drs. Walker, of Denver ; Runnels, of Indianapolis, and Hanchett, of Colorado. Boston was seconded in the same manner by Drs. Boothby and Winthrop T. Talbot, both of that city, and by Dr. H. M. Smith, of New York, speaking for“ Boston or its vicinity.”
The vote being by ballot, Drs. J. E. James, of Philadelphia ; Wm. R. King, of Washington, D.C.; C. W. Butler, of Montclair, N. J., and Z. T. Miller, of Pittsburgh, Pa., were appointed tellers. A single ballot was taken, resulting as follows: Washington, D. C.,
1 Omaha, Neb.,
1 Newport, R. I.,
3 Louisville, Ky.,
19 Boston, Mass.,
50 Denver, Col.,
132 Total, 206. Necessary to a choice, 104. President McClelland declared that Denver, Col., having received
a majority of all the votes cast, had been selected as the place for holding the next Annual Session.
On motion of Dr. Alonzo Boothby, of Boston, the choice was made unanimous.
On motion the Institute ordered that the precise date for the next session be referred to the Executive Committee in conference with the Committee of Local Arrangements.
Dr. C. E. Fisher, of Chicago, offered a resolution referring to the Semi-Centennial of the Institute, which was adopted, as follows:
WHEREAS, In view of the fact that the session of 1894 will celebrate the semi-centennial of the existence of the American Institute of Homceopathy, it is hereby
Resolved, That said Annual Session be made to partake of the character of a Semi-Centennial Jubilee, and
Resolved; That the President is instructed to appoint a Jubilee Committee of ten members from the general membership of the Institute to act in conjunction with the local committee of arrangements to be hereafter appointed, to arrange fully for said Jubilee meeting.
Resolved, That the sum of Two Ilundred and Fifty Dollars, or as much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated toward the expenses of printing, etc., in connection therewith.
Dr. J. S. Mitchell, of Chicago, then nominated the following distinguished foreign physicians to be Corresponding Members of the American Institute of Homeopathy: Dr. Alfred E. Hawkes, Liverpool, Eng.; Dr. J. Cavendish Molson, London, Eng: ; Dr. Oscar Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Dr. P. C. Majumdar, Calcutta, India; Dr. Charles F. Fischer, Sydney, N. S. W.; Dr. Vernon Hamilton, Ontario ; Dr. Logan, Dr. Henderson, Dr. Robinson, Dr. Edwin Adams.
These nominations were referred to the Board of Censors.
THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LIFE INSURANCE EXAM
INERS was presented by Dr. A. C. Cowperthwaite, of Chicago, Ill., Chairman of Committee. It was accepted and referred to the Committee of Publication, as follows:
To the Officers and Members of the American Institute of Homceopathy:
Your Committee on Life Insurance Examiners would respectfully report that we have done no systematic work the past year, the same not seeming to have been called for. Some correspondence has been had, and some alleged discriminations have been inquired into. On the whole, we think the action of this Institute has had a wholesome effect, and that there is much less discrimination against Homeopathic physicians than formerly.
While we do not wish to enter into a correspondence on every little point, yet the chairman would be glad to be informed in regard to all cases where discriminations are known to have been made.
The death of Dr. George A. Hall leaves a vacancy in this committee.
THE AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION proposed by Dr. T. M. Strong, at the session of 1892, to strike out of Article III. the words “and a Treasurer,” and insert “ A Treasurer and an Assistant Treasurer" was then adopted.
The Institute then adjourned till 2.30 P.M.
AFTERNOON SESSION. The Institute re-assembled at 2.30 o'clock, President McClelland being in the chair, and resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on the Revision of the By-Laws.
Section 3 of Article V. of the old By-Laws was amended by inserting after the word “meeting” the words “on recommendation of the Board of Censors,” and by numbering it Section 7.
Section 2 was re-numbered Section 10, and its last line was stricken out.
Article VI. of the old By-Laws was changed to Section 3 of Article V., and was amended by changing “Proceedings” to “Transactions," and substituting “shall” for “will."
" The following was adopted :
That wherever in these By-Laws the word “Bureau ” occurs it shall be changed to “Section.”
Also, that Article VII. of the old By-Laws be divided into two Articles, to be numbered VI. and VII., the former to relate to Sections, the latter to Committees.
UNDER ARTICLE VI.-SECTIONS. Section 1 was changed as follows:
“ The Section in Clinical Medicine" to read “Clinical Medicine and Pathology.”
“Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology" to be striken out. · “Nervous and Mental Diseases ” to be changed to “ Neurology."
“The Section on Organization,” etc., to be changed to “a Committee."
Section 2. Strike out “nor more than fifteen.” Adopted.
Section 3. Change to read as follows: “The Chairman of each Section in his address shall include a résumé of progress and discovery in the special field to which said Section pertains.” Adopted.
Section 6 was numbered Section 4, and amended by striking out “not later than the Thursday morning session,” and inserting “ as early in the progress of the session as practicable,” and adding the words " but no member of a Bureau who has failed to perform active service thereon shall be appointed to its chairmanship for the ensuing year.” Adopted.
Section 7 was changed to Section 5, and amended by striking out the words “shall call his associates together and organize,” and insert shall select his associates and complete the organization of.” Also, by striking out all after the first sentence and inserting “ He shall, within one month after his appointment, send to the General Secretary a list of the officers and members of his Section."
Add the following:
Section 6. No member shall serve on inore than one bureau in any one year.
Section 7. Vacancies occurring in any bureau may be filled by its Chairman, who shall give immediate notice thereof to the General Secretary. Adopted.
ARTICLE VII. - COMMITTEES. In Section 1, “The list of committees” was changed to read as follows:
a. Organization, Registration and Statistics.