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have passed away, we are ashamed to have such memories, but of the tribute at Niagara Falls we have nothing but commendation. It was dignified, impressive in the extreme, one which the loved ones of our dear friends should have attended. They would have been more than ever sensible of the respect, honor and love meted out to these men. Who could listen to Thomas Franklin Smith's tribute to his friend, to our friend-T. Y. Kinne, and not feel that his loss is a personal loss to every Institute member? and yet it was not a doleful, dry affair. It was a happy treatment of a great misfortune. Jones' words of love concerning Van Norman, Danforth's beautiful eulogy of Dearborn, Waldo's tribute to Paine, Terry's eloquence over Guernsey--and last and greatest-Gatchell's oration--all were something worth remembering. Gatchell was at his best. Such a beautiful, eloquent, touching address has not been heard on the floor of the Institute these many years. He indeed is the Institute's “silver-tongued orator."

And the music was just right. It consisted of quartette music and solos, which were exactly appropriate and which were heard by the immense audience in a spirit of appreciation. We congratulate chairman Hinsdale on the effectiveness of his program. It could not have been better.

The officers of the Institute for 1905 are as follows: Geo. Royal, M. D., Des Moines, President; W. R. King, M. D., Washington, First Vice-President; Wm. Boericke, M. D., San Francisco, Second VicePresident; Ch. Gatchell, M. D., Chicago, Secretary; T. Franklin Smith, M. D., New York, Treasurer; J. Richey Horner, M. D., Cleveland, Registrar; Eldridge C. Price, M. D., Baltimore, Censor; John E. James, M. D., Philadelphia, Necrologist.

The committee and bureau appointments made by President Sutherland were as follows:

Organization, Registration and Statistics Committee : T. Franklin Smith, M. D., Chairman, New York; W. D. Hough, M. D., Niagara Falls; H. R. Stout, M. D., Jacksonsville, Fla.; D. A. Strickler, M. D., Denver; H. C. Aldrich, M. D., Minneapolis.

Transportation Committee: W. 0. Forbes, M. D., Chairman, Hot Springs, Ark.; J. B. Garrison, M. D., New York; Fred. W. Wood, M. D., Chicago; J. Herbert Moore, M. D., Boston.

Publication Committee : John R. Kippax, M. D., Chairman, Chicago; 0. S. Runnels, M. D., Indianapolis; E. C. Price, M. D., Baltimore.

Press Committee: S. H. Aurand, M. D., Chairman, Chicago; Gilbert Fitzpatrick, M. D., Chicago; L. C. McElwee, M. D., St. Louis.



Resolutions and Business: B. F. Bailey, M. D., Chairman, Lincoln, Nebr. ; Edw. Beecher Hooker, M. D., Hartford; J. C. Wood, M. D., Cleveland; E. H. Porter, M. D., New York; C. Gurnee Fellows, M. D., Chicago.

International Bureau of Homeopathy: Geo. B. Peck, M. D., Chairman, Providence; Walter Wesselhoeft, M. D., Cambridge; T. L. Bradford, M. D., Philadelphia; D. C. Noble, M. D., Middlebury, Vermont; W. A. Humphrey, M. D., Toledo.

Medical Examining Boards and Medical Legislation: Augustus Korndoerfer, M. D., Chairman, Philadelphia; J. M. Lee, M. D., Rochester; W. E. Green, M. D., Little Rock; H. E. Beebe, M. D., Sidney; S. H. Calderwood, M. D., Boston; W. S. Briggs, M. D., St. Paul, Minn.; J. H. Cowell, M. D., Saginaw, Mich.

Memorial Services : J. W. LeSeuer, M. D., Batavia, N. Y., Chairman; J. P. Rand, M. D., Monson, Mass.; S. P. Hedges, M. D., Chicago.

Homeopathic Pharmacopæia: Chas. Mohr, M. D., Chairman, Philadelphia; J. W. Clapp, M. D., Boston; T. H. Carmichael, M. D., Philadelphia ; Lewis Sherman, M. D., Milwaukee; William Boericke, M. D., San Francisco.

Inter-Collegiate Committee: This Committee consists of two delegates from each College, and it elects its own chairman.

Inter-State Committee: This consists of two delegates from each State, and it elects its own chairman. In 1904, J. B. Gregg Custis, M. D., Chairman; A. W. Bailey, M. D., Secretary.

Local Committee of Arrangements : Joseph P. Cobb, M. D., Chairman, Chicago.

Special Committees.- On New Members: H. E. Spalding, M. D., Chairman, Boston; J. W. Ward, M. D., San Francisco; Chas. E. Kalke, M. D., Chicago; J. H. Ball, M. D., Bay City, Mich.; W. E. Reilly, M. D., Fulton, Miss.

On the International Congress : J. H. McClelland, M. D., Chairman, Pittsburg; J. B. Gregg Custis, M. D., Washington; H. F. Biggar, M. D., Cleveland; 0. S. Runnells, M. D., Indianapolis; J. P. Sutherland, M. D., Boston (as per vote). This Committee to act in conjunction with the Executive Committee.

On the 150th Anniversary of Hahnemann's Birth: A. C. Cowperthwaite, M. D., Chairman, Chicago; A. L. Blackwood, M. D., Chicago; H. C. Allen, M. D., Chicago.

On the Formation of a National Association for Clinical Research: Walter Wesselhoeft, 1. D., Chairman, Cambridge; H. C. Allen, M. D., Chicago; 0. S. Haines, M. D., Philadelphia ; W. B. Hinsdale, M. D., Ann Arbor; C. E. Tennant, M. D., Denver, Colo.


Standing Committee on the Hahnemann Monument: J. F. McClelland, M. D., Chairman, Pittsburg; J. B. Gregg Custis, M. D., Washington; G. J. Jones, M. D., Cleveland; F. H. Orme, M. D., Atlanta; T. Franklin Smith, M. D., New York.

Bureau of Materia Medica and Therapeutics: Wm. 0. Geohegan, M. D., Chairman, Cincinnati.

Bureau of Homeopathy: R. S. Copeland, M. D., Chairman, Ann Arbor.

Bureau of Clinical Medicine and Pathology: Edw. Beecher Hooker, M. D., Chairman.

Bureau of Pedology: F. F. Teal, M. D., Chairman, Omaha.

Bureau of Sanitary Science and Public Health: G. B. Haggart, M. D., Alliance, Chairman.

The sectional societies connected with the Institute elected their officers as follows:

The Surgical and Gynecological: Dr. C. E. Sawyer, of Marion, Ohio, President; Dr. J. W. Hassler, Philadelphia, Secretary.

The Obstetrical: Dr. D. A. Foote, of Omaha, Nebr., President; Dr. B. H. Ogden, of St. Paul, Vice-President, and Dr. Gilbert Fitzpatrick, of Chicago, Secretary.

The Electro-Therapeutical: Dr. N. B. Delamater, Chicago, President; Dr. E. P. Colby, Boston, Vice-President; Dr. J. T. Greenleaf, Owego, N. Y., Second Vice-President; Dr. Hills Cole, Hartford, Conn., Secretary ; Dr. J. 0. Chase, New York, Treasurer, with the addition of Dr. Wm. Harvey King, New York, and Dr. W. R. King, Washington, D. C.

The Ophthalmological, Otological and Laryngological Society held its meetings as per its program from ten o'clock Monday until late Wednesday. Their very long program was carried out completely. The discussions were free and while of a technical nature, were scientific and instructive. They showed prominently the fact that specialists are not so apt to indulge in glittering generalities as is the man whose dealings are with a great variety of diseases and conditions. They are more exact in their statements. Report has it that President Schenck made an ideal presiding officer, and that he had the best possible lieutenant in the person of the efficient and genial secretary-Dr. J. Ivimey Dowling, of Albany.

Homeopathy was a feature of the meetings, though possibly nothing overshadowed the mooted question of becoming a sectional society allied with the Institute. The feeling that there should be no separation of the two bodies has been growing ever since the Richfield Springs meeting. At Cleveland feeling ran high and at Boston, as at Niagara Falls, Dr. Copeland, of Ann Arbor, led an organized effort in behalf of “assimilation." A number of straws point to the final success at Chicago of this very commendable effort. One is the election to the Presidency of its chief exponent, another the fact that a number of Chicago and other western men are strongly in its favor. In fact, opposition is practically centered east of the Allegheny Mountains, and possibly we might say in New York City. We most earnestly hope that 1905 will see the 0., O. and L. a healthy member of the parent body. To consider the situation, the following men were appointed a committee, viz.: R. S. Copeland, M. D., Ann Arbor, Mich.; H. P. Bellows, M. D., Boston, Mass.; E. J. Bissell, M. D., Rochester, N. Y.; E. L. Mann, M. D., St. Paul, Minn.; G. W. McDowell, M. D., New York; W. R. King, M. D., Washington, D. C.; H. D. Schenck, M. D., Brooklyn, N. Y.

The officers elected were: R. S. Copeland, M. D., Ann Arbor, President; H. W. Hoyt, M. D., Rochester, First Vice-President; J. L. Moffat, M. D., Brooklyn, Second Vice-President; D. W. Wells, M. D., Boston, Secretary ; G. De Wayne Hallett, M. D., New York, Treasurer.

Last of all we note the fact that Chicago is to be the meeting place next year. That is distinctly auspicious. Chicago is the metropolis of the West and Homeopathy is exceptionally strong there. The Illinois State Society is probably the strongest of all our similar organizations. Under the energetic, young man leadership of Halbert this year the Society accomplished a great work, and next year the Institute is going to benefit largely from this. New members should be in evidence by the hundreds--and the entire meeting should be pervaded by the same active, go-ahead, tireless, profitable spirit that pervades everything in Chicago. So may it be! J. R. H.

AN EXPLANATION. We owe it to our subscribers to make an explanation of delay in issuing this number of the REPORTER. It was entirely due to our wish to include a report of the meeting of the American Institute, and a report of the Institute meeting without the President's address would be like the play of Hamlet with the Melancholy Dane conspicuous only hy reason of his absence. We want to call particular attention to what President Sutherland offers. We have no hesitation in pronouncing his address one of the best ever delivered before the Institute. There are some new ideas in it. His talk about Specialism for instance, and about the possibility of the existence of societies of specialists being a necessity to the Institute. There are lots of good points in his address. We bespeak for it a careful reading.

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NOTES ON THE INSTITUTE MEETING. The Attendance.-Eight hundred in all, - less than four hundred members attended the meeting. The reason for it? Lack of advertising, a lack of push, a lack of letters, circulars, illustrated books and the like. We have reached a point in our civilization where repetition is a vital necessity. Don't you remember the time when it took just one man, the family doctor, to diagnose consumption? No use trying to enumerate those nowadays required. Then-too-the doctor's wife told him he ought to attend that Society meeting, and he packed his grip. Nowadays the wife figures in it some-more perhaps if she wants to go along-but the average doctor needs a letterbetter still, two or more, from the Institute President, two circulars from the Secretary, a letter from the Local Committee chairman, another from the sub-committee on Hotels, from three to five letters from the hotel proprietors, an illustrated descriptive book telling and showing all about the beauties, etc., etc., and last but not least, the Treasurer's bill. Unless he is bombarded thus, the average doctor stays at home and the attendance is down to 15 per cent. of the membership, about 2 per cent. of the Homeopathic doctors in the United States.

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