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counts, together with a financial report, at the regular meeting of the Auditing Committee, after which he shall present this report, with the endorsement of the Auditing Committee, to the Convention. The Treasurer shall be allowed not to exceed the sum of $120 per annum to defray cost of clerical assistance.

ARTICLE IV.

Committees.

The President elected at the regular Convention shall appoint the following standing committees: An Executive Committee of five (5) members; an Auditing Committee of three (3) members; a Committee on Nomination of Officers of three (3) members; a Membership Committee of three (3) members; a Committee on Constitution and Rules of three (3) members; a Committee on Hospital Progress of six (6) members; and a Committee on the Development of the Association of three (3) members.

Sec. 2. The Auditing Committee shall receive and audit all accounts of the Treasurer and all bills contracted on account of the Association, stamp its approval thereon, and return them to the Treasurer for submission to the Convention.

Sec. 3. The Committee on Nomination shall nominate to the Convention the names of candidates for President, three (3) Vice-Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer. The action of this committee is at all times subject to the approval of the Convention.

Sec. 4. The Membership Committee shall receive and consider all names of candidates proposed for membership, and shall report results to the Convention for final action.

Sec. 5. The Committee on Constitution and Rules shall consider and report on all proposed amendments in the Constitution and By-Laws and all Rules of Order.

Sec. 6. The Committee on Hospital Progress shall observe the development of hospital work in the United States and Canada, and shall submit a report of its observations at the Annual Convention of the Association.

The committee on Hospital Progress shall be subdivided as follows:

(a) A committee of one on hospital construction ;
(b) A committee of one on hospital efficiency, hospital

finances and the economics of administration;
(c) A committee of one on medical organization and

medical education ;
(d) A committee of one on the training of nurses.
(e) A committee of one on out-patient work.
(f) A committee of one on hospital accounting.

Section 7. The Committee on the Development of the Association shall present annually a report on the further development of the Association's work.

ARTICLE V.

Dues.

Section 1. The dues of active members shall be Five Dollars ($5.00); the dues of associate members shall be Two Dollars ($2.00). Dues shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Association on or before each regular meeting of the Association.

Sec. 2. Any member delinquent in his dues more than two (2) successive Conventions shall, upon the report of the Treasurer of adequate notification, be suspended from membership

Sec. 3. The Treasurer shall notify the delinquent of such suspension, and at the same time the Secretary of the Association, who shall enter it upon the records.

Sec. 4. Any delinquent may reinstate himself upon payment of all back dues, as well as those for the ensuing Convention.

ARTICLE VI.

Publication of Proceedings. Section 1. The President, Secretary, and Chairman of the Executive Committee shall furnish the Minutes and Proceedings of the regular meetings for publication, as soon thereafter as practicable.

Sec. 2. The Secretary shall furnish to each active and honorary member a copy of this publication.

Sec. 3. The Treasurer shall, upon the certification of the President and Secretary, pay all bills for the printing and publication of the Proceedings of the regular Conventions.

ARTICLE VII.

Guests.

Members of this Association may have the privilege of inviting special guests to the meetings, with the consent of the President. Guests thus introduced shall be permitted to participate in the discussions.

ARTICLE VIII.

Discipline. Section 1. All charges of violation and infraction of rules or unbecoming conduct shal be referred to a special investigating committee appointed by the President.

Sec. 2. Due notice of the charges shall be given to the alleged offender, in writing, by the Secretary of the Association.

Sec. 3. The Association shall have the right and authority to reprimand, suspend, and expel any member guilty of violation of any of the provisions of the Constitution or By-Laws of the Association, after a full and fair investigation shall have been made.

Sec. 4. A four-fifths vote shall be necessary to sustain the action of such committee.

ARTICLE IX.

Order of Business.
Calling of the Association to order.
Reading of Minutes of previous Convention.
Announcements.
Unfinished Business.
Reports of Committees.
New Business.
Presentation of Papers, and Discussion.

ARTICLE X.

Amendments to By-Laws. No part of these By-Laws shall be suspended, altered, or changed, except as provided for by Article VII. of the Constitution.

MINUTES OF THE TENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAN

HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION.

HELD AT TORONTO, ONT.,
SEPT. 29, 30, OCT. 1, 2, 1908.

a. m.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29—MORNING SESSION. . The convention met at the King Edward Hotel at 11

The President, S. S. Goldwater, M. D., opened the session and called upon Rev. W. G. Wallace, D. D., to open the proceedings by prayer.

Rev. W. G. WALLACE-Oh, God, our Father, Thou art the giver of every good and every perfect gift. We thank Thee today for our own physical and mental health, for our reason; we thank Thee for the bounties of Thy providence; we bless Thee for the mercies of Thy grace. Especially do we thank Thee at this time that Thou hast cast our lot in a time of such opportunties for service, and we beseech of Thee to give us hearts more deeply interested in Thy work and minds that are more readily responsive to Thy call. Impress upon us something of Thy love for all that are needy and helpless, and help us to remember that when Thy Son left us here on earth He left behind Him the needy and the sick, the poor, the depressed and the perplexed ones in His place, and said, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of these, ye have done it unto me,” and so we beseech Thee to bless Thy servants in their work of faith and labor of love, and to help them to know that in this great work to which they have put their hands they are walking in the footsteps of Him who came to cast across the shade a bright light of love and peace. We beseech The, our Father, to let thy blessing rest upon this hospital work in every land, especially in the lands that are represented by Thy servants here, and grant that various lands may be drawn together in this one great scheme of human redemption. Give guidance to the superintendents; to all who are associated with them in the work of the hospitals; give Thy blessing to the matrons and to all the nurses in their ministry of love; to the board of management, to the physicians and surgeons; and we beseech Thee, oh God, that Thou will more abundantly prosper the service that they are so earnestly and honestly pursuing: Raise up more amongst our people, we beseech Thee, to be their benefactors and do their part in bringing relief to the needy one. Give guidance, we beseech Thee, in this conference. Control Thou everything, and direct all the discussions and conclusions that are reached, especially for the uplift of this great work. Oh, God, who, in the person of Thy Son, did go up and down the wards of the great hospitals of this world's sin and sorrow, bless Thy servants and give them the consciousness of Thy guidance in this gathering. We ask it with the pardon of all our sins from Him who taught us when we pray to say, "Our Father which art in heaven."

PRESIDENT–We have the honor of having with us this morning the acting Mayor of Toronto, a gentleman whose interest in the Association I know to be more than merely an official one; one who has a very deep-seated personal interest in our welfare. It gives me great pleasure to present to you Dr. Harrison.

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