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formity; and special attention shall be given, in said reports, to events of unusual professional importance transpiring in the several States. The presentation of each report shall not consume more than five minutes.
SEC. 4. The time allotted to any Standing Committee for the presentation of its report shall not exceed fifteen minutes.
Section 1 was amended by adding after the word “announced," the words “in alphabetical order” and by striking out the words " the Chairman of."
Section 2 was amended to read, “The Report of the Necrologist shall be presented in connection with the Report of the Committee on Memorial Service."
Sections 1 and 2 were adopted as amended.
Section 4 was amended by striking out the word “standing," and was then adopted.
The following, recommended by the Committee, were ordered to be stricken out:
SEC. 5. No paper shall be read from any bureau or committee requiring over fifteen minutes, without unanimous consent; but an abstract of the same may be presented. (See Art. VII., Sec. 10; also Resolution 24.)
Sec. 6. Not more than half the time allotted to a bureau for its sectional meetings shall be occupied in the reading of papers, except by unanimous consent; and papers whose authors are present shall be given precedence in reading. (See Resolution 24.)
The next recommendations offered by the Committee were as follows:
Sec. 7. No report or paper shall be received by the Institute in an incomplete or unfinished condition, and no paper shall be published in the TRANSACTIONS which has been published previous to its presentation to the Institute, or which is not handed to the General Secretary before the close of the session. (See Art. VII., Sec. 8.)
Sec. 8. Sectional meetings of any bureau may be held at the call of its Chairman, provided such meetings be not held during the sittings of the Institute nor during the meetings of the other Sections, except as provided in the adopted Order of Business. (See Resolution 9.) Whenever any bureau extends its meetings beyond the time allotted to it in the adopted Order of Business, the Institute shall not be obliged to pay for stenographic reports of such extra meetings. (See Resolution 44.)
Sec. 9. In all discussions no speaker shall be allowed more than five minutes, nor to speak more than once upon the same subject, except by a vote of consent taken in the usual manner. (See Art. VII., Sec. 13.)
Sec. 10. The election of officers for the ensuing year, and the determination of the next place for the meeting of the Institute, shall take place at 12 o'clock on Wednesday. (See Art. VII., Sec. 16, and Resolution 16.)
Section 8 was amended by striking out the last sentence.
Section 10 was amended by striking out " on Wednesday" and inserting “on the third day of the session.”
The four sections as amended were adopted as sections 5, 6, 7, and 8.
On motion of Dr. Talbot, Section 3 of Article VII. was amended by inserting after transportation, the words “on resolutions and on business," and by adding at the close of the section the words, “All resolutions presented to the Institute shall be referred, without debate, to the Committee on Resolutions."
The Committee recommended that Articles VIII. and IX, be renumbered X. and XI. respectively. Adopted.
Also, that the former be amended by adding as follows: "except in such cases as require disciplinary action, when the Senate shall report to the Institute with recommendations.” Adopted.
Dr. Fisher moved a further amendment to Article X. (new numbering) defining the course of procedure in disciplinary cases. After some discussion the subject was laid over for future consideration.
A motion was made and adopted to amend Section 4 of Article IX. by adding the words, “No report shall be received from any committee except in writing.”
The report of the Committee closed as follows:
In reference to these Resolutions and Rules your Committee offers the following recommendations :
1st. That those which have been embodied in our revision of the By-Laws be now formally rescinded. They are Resolutions Nos. 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 41, 43, 44, and Rules 1, 2, 4, and 5. We also recommend the repeal of Rule 3, as it is covered by the report of the
Committee on Extending the Time-Limit of the Sessions; also that Resolution No. 42 be rescinded, because its object is better secured by the retention of Resolution No. 36.
2d. As regards those Resolutions which have failed to influence the action of the Institute or of its members, and have been a dead letter, and those others that have served their full purpose and are now no longer necessary to the government or work of this body, we recommend, not that these Resolutions be repealed, but that their annual publication be simply discontinued. They are Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, and 11.
3d and finally. We recommend that the remaining Resolutions be continued in force and published from year to year as heretofore. They are Nos. 3, 8, 22, 26, 34, 35, 36, and 40. Respectfully submitted,
These recommendations were adopted as read.
JUNE 2, 1893. The Institute resumed its session at half past nine o'clock A.M., President McClelland in the chair.
THE COMMITTEE ON THE TIME-LIMIT OF THE SESSIONS, reported through its Chairman, Dr. T. Y. Kinne, the following, which was adopted :
Resolved, That the Institute shall begin its Annual Session at or about the middle of the week, and continue as long as the work of the Sections requires, according to the judgment of the Executive Committee.
Dr. C. E. Fisher offered the following as an addition to Article X.:
SEC. 2. Questions in dispute, having a bearing upon the general good of Homeopathy, which may be brought before the Institute for review and judgment, shall be referred to the Senate of Seniors for adjustment. In order to appeal from its decision, a two-thirds vote of members present and voting shall be necessary, said vote to be had without debate. All appeals thus ordered shall be heard at a special hour, set for the purpose, and shall be considered in executive session. Adopted.
On motion, the By-Laws, as they had been amended, were then adopted as a whole.
The portion of the Executive Committee's report on the question of establishing a reserve fund, which on Monday had been deferred, was taken up, and after being debated by Drs. B. W. James, I. T. Talbot, and Pemberton Dudley, was, on motion of Dr. C. E. Fisher, adopted.
Dr. Rush, Chairman of the Board of Censors, moved the election of the candidates for membership as reported yesterday, and his motion was adopted. He also named other candidates for action tomorrow.
Secretary Dudley moved that, as the session is nearing its close, the rule requiring the “posting” of candidates' names for six hours previous to the vote on their election be suspended for the remainder of the session. The motion was adopted.
The Memorial Service in honor of deceased members was then held as the special order.
The Necrologist, Dr. Henry M. Smith, of New York, N. Y., presented a list of ninety-six names, which have been heretofore omitted from the published Necrological List.
He then announced the decease of the following members since the last meeting of the Institute:
George A. Hall, M.D., Chicago, Ill.
Dr. Smith also presented Memorial Notices of these members which were accepted and referred to the Committee of Publication.
Addresses eulogistic of the deceased members were delivered as follows:
By Dr. Bushrod W. James, in reference to the life, services, and worth of his old friend and classmate, Dr. George A. Hall.
Dr. Henry M. Smith presented a letter from Dr. Robert E. Dudgeon, of London, England, eulogizing the memory of his distinguished friend, Dr. John J. Drysdale, of Liverpool, England.
Dr. H. C. Allen, of Chicago, spoke in reference to the same member.
Dr. Alfred E. Hawkes, of Liverpool, England, was called upon for an expression referring to Dr. Drysdale, to which he briefly responded.
Dr. I. T. Talbot also offered brief remarks, in which he alluded to his personal friendship for Dr. Drysdale.
Dr. A. W. Woodward addressed the Institute in relation to Dr. George E. Shipman.
Dra. Dake and H. W. Roby made earnest addresses expressive of the exalted character and worth of Dr. Hall.
.Dr. Henry C. Houghton and I. T. Talbot spoke briefly but feelingly in reference to Dr. Charles Cullis.
Dr. Jchn A. Gann, of Wooster, Ohio, offered a eulogy to the memory of Dr. Frank M. Clark.
Dr. D. H. Beckwith, of Cleveland, Ohio, referred to the decease of his friend, Dr. George W. Moore, of Springfield, and Dr. Wm. Owens, Jr., of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. E. M. Hale also offered a brief tribute to the memory of Dr. Cullis.
The President announced as a Committee on Resolutions, as provided in the new By-Laws, Drs. J. P. Dake, J. S. Mitchell, S. A.. Phillips, Julia Holmes Smith, Asa S. Couch.
Dr. M. T. Runnels, of Kansas City, Mo., offered a resolution condemning the manufacture and sale of proprietary medicines under the designation “Homeopathic.” Under the new rule it was referred, without debate, to the Committee on Resolutions.
Adjourned to Saturday morning.
JUNE 3, 1893. The Institute reconvened for its final session at 9.30 o'clock A.m., President McClelland in the chair. Dr. R. B. Rush, chairman of the Board of Censors, moved the