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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 Homøopathic 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 Homeopathic 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 Homcopathic 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 promi
nently, 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 Homæopathic 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.
A. C. COWPERTHWAITE, Adopted.
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. Dr. Talbot moved as a substitute that we adhere to the hour as agreed upon and adopted.
The question was disscussed briefly by Drs. Julia Holmes Smith, T. G. Comstock, Pemberton Dudley, C. E. Fisher and B. W. James. The substitute was lost and the original motion adopted.
President McClelland subsequently announced that he had been in conference with President Mitchell on the subject, and they had agreed that hereafter the Institute should meet at 9.30 and the Congress at 10.30 A.m., and that such would be the order.
The selection of the place and time of the next annual session of the Institute was, on motion of Dr. Fisher, made the special order for Thursday morning, immediately after the consideration of the reports on time limit of the sessions and on revision of the By-laws.
Dr. Henry M. Smith, of New York City, moved, and the Institute, by vote, ordered that the Board of Censors present the names of candidates for membership in alphabetical order.
Dr. R. B. Rush, Chairman of the Board of Censors, asked that the thirty-eight applicants for membership reported yesterday, be elected. They were duly elected.
The Board of Censors reported, through Dr. C. B. Kinyon, the names of twenty-five additional candidates for membership. The Institute then adjourned till 9.30 on Wednesday morning.
May 31, 1893. The Institute came to order at 9.30 A.M., pursuant to adjournment, the President in the chair.
Dr. R. B. Rush, Chairman of the Board of Censors, moved the election to membership of those whose names had been announced on Tuesday morning. They were duly elected.
Dr. I.T. TALBOT said: Mr. President, I have a matter of historical interest and value to present to the Institute. There has in some way a grave mistake crept into the chronological list of the Institute, and which has been continued from year to year for several years. The General Secretary, not feeling himself empowered to correct what had appeared as an inaccuracy for so many years, now suggests that the Institute take the proper steps to correct the error. The Institute, when first established, was very simple in its organi
zation, and it was the vote of the body, at the first session, that it should not have a president, but simply be presided over by a chair
There was held a caucus the year before, and the person was nominated and then elected at the beginning of the meeting, and this person was known as chairman of the meeting. That continued from the year 1844, the formation of the Institute, down to 1865. In the proceedings of that year there appears for the first time a president and vice-president, and from that time on down, the preceding chairmen have been published as presidents. This publication falsifies the records and should be corrected. I move, sir, that the Secretary be directed to correct the inaccuracy referred to.
Dr. II. M. SMITH: I would like to call attention of the Institute to the fact that next year is the semi-centennial anniversary of the American Institute of Homoeopathy, organized in 1844. In 1888 there was prepared a roster of all the members of the Institute from the organization up to date; that list, as you may imagine, has considerably grown, and I have here the old list with the additions. I would move, sir, that this list be corrected for publication up to date, either for publication in this volume of TRANSACTIONS or in the volume of next year. Dr. Dudley has suggested that it should be prepared in time for this year's volume, inasmuch as the usual scientific proceedings will not be published in our TRANSACTIONS, but will doubtless be taken in hand independently by the World's Congress Auxiliary ; our own volume will, therefore, be smaller, so that it would be a good plan to insert this corrected list in the volume of this present Institute session. In 1876 there was a synopsis of the TRANSACTIONS of the preceding years begun, and Dr. Strong · for some years afterwards continued it up to 1882–3. I would also suggest that that abstract be corrected, added to, and published in our present year's volume, so that any member can look back and see just what was done without the necessity of reading each volume. It would be a general index of what was done, because the old volumes of our TRANSACTIONS are fast disappearing, and of course will not be reprinted. I therefore move that a committee be appointed to revise our roster of members, bringing it up to date to be published in this year's TRANSACTIONS, and also that the abstract of proceedings as published in 1876 be republished and brought up to date.
Drs. H. M. Smith and T. M. Strong were appointed the committee.
DR. COWPERTHWAITE: On behalf of the Censors I desire to report on a matter which concerns the status of Dr. C. E. Fisher. I will not need to enter into the merits of this case-it is well known to all—but will simply say that the Chairman of the Board of Censors has very thoroughly investigated the question, and we report unanimously in favor of placing Dr. C. E. Fisher back to the date upon which he made his application, provided he pays dues for the intervening years, and we find there is no reason why this should not be done. I may say, in addition, for those who are not wholly familiar with this motion, that Dr. Fisher made application to the Institute for membership in 1873, and the matter was deferred on account of the fact that some objection was made to the college from which he graduated ; after that he was graduated from another school. In 1884 he made a second application, and was recognized by the Institute. He thinks it but justice to himself that he be restored to the original date, inasmuch as it was through no fault of his that the objection was made, and as he is willing to pay up all back dues.
On motion of Dr. Kinne the report of the Board of Censors was accepted.
Dr. Kinne also moved that the recommendation contained in the report be adopted.
DR. I. T. TALBOT: The question is upon the antedating of the membership of one honored in this Institute for the good work he has done, the activity which he has shown in the cause of Homeopathy here and elsewhere; a member who has been honored with the position of Vice-President of the American Institute of Homeopathy. He is a friend of all of us; one whom we all regard, and whose future we look forward to with the greatest of anticipations and hope; one concerning whom there can be little doubt regarding his fealty and sincerity to the Institute. But there is a very serious question, more serious than that which concerns the individual ; and that is whether we as an Institute, now nearly 50 years old, can go back into its past years and falsify its records. It is a question which throws a doubt upon all the records that we have; if we have the right at any time to go back and change matters of fact which occurred years and years ago, we leave ourselves open to the charge