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AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, south-west corner Broad and Pine streets, Philadelphia. Wm. B. Atkinson, M. D., Permanent Secretary. The twelfth annual session will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 4th, 1869, at 11 A. M. The following committees are expected to report:

On Diseases of the Cornea, Dr. J. S. Hildreth, Illinois, chairman,

On cultivation of the Chinchona tree, Dr. Lemuel J. Deal, Pennsylvania, chairman.

On Excision of Joints for Injuries, Dr. J. B. Reed, Georgia, chairman.

On Alcohol, and its Relation to Medicine, Dr. John Bell, Pennsylvania, chair


On the Cryptogamic Origin of Disease, with Special Reference to Recent Microscopic Investigations on that subject, Dr. Edward Curtis, U. S. A., chairman.

On Operations for Hare-Lip, Dr. A. Hammer, Missouri, chairman.

On Clinical Thermometery in Diphtheria, Dr. Joseph G. Richardson, New York, chairman.

On Inebriate Asylums, Dr. C. H. Nichols, D. C., chairman.

On the Influence of the Pneumogastric Nerve on Spasmodic and Rythmical Movements of the Lungs, Dr. Thomas Antisell, D. C., chairman.

To Examine into the Present Plan of Organization and Management of the United States Marine Hospitals, Dr. D. W. Bliss, D. C., chairman.

On the Utilization of Sewerage, Dr. Stephen Smith, New York, chairman. On the Influence of Quarantine in Preventing the Introduction of Disease inte the ports of the United States, Dr. Elisha Harris, New York, chairman.

On Nurse Training Institutions, Dr. Samuel D. Gross, Pennsylvania, chairman. On Commissioners to aid in Trials Involving Scientific Testimony, Dr. John Ordronaux, New York, chairman.

On Annual Medical Register, Dr. John H. Packard, Pennsylvania, chairman. On Devising a Plan for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical Men, Dr. John H. Griscom, New York, chairman.

On Veterinary Colleges, Dr. Thomas Antisell, D. C., chairman.

On Specialties in Medicine, and the Propriety of Specialists advertising, Dr. E. Lloyd Howard, Maryland, chairman.

On Library of American Medical Works, Dr. J. M. Toner, D. C., chairman. On Vaccination, Dr. Henry A. Martin, Massachusetts, chairman.

On the Decomposition of Urea in Uræmic Poisoning, Dr. H. R. Noel, Maryland, chairman.

On the Best Method of Treatment for the Different Forms of Cleft Palate, Dr. J. R. Whitehead, New York, chairman.

On Rank of Medical Men in the Navy, Dr. N. S. Davis, Illinois, chairman.
On Medical Ethics, Dr. D. Francis Condie, Pennsylvania, chairman.

On American Medical Necrology, Dr. C. C. Cox, Maryland, chairman.
On Medical Education, Dr. J. C. Reeve, Ohio, chairman.
On Medical Literature, Dr. E. Warren, Maryland, chairman.
On Prize Essays, Dr. S. M. Bemiss, Louisiana, chairman.

On the Climatology and Epidemics of Maine, Dr. J. C. Weston; New Hampshire, Dr. P. A. Stackpole; Vermont, Dr. Henry Janes; Massachusetts, Dr. H. I. Bowditch; Rhode Island, Dr. C. W. Parsons; Connecticut, Dr. E. K. Hunt; New York, Dr. W. F. Thoms; New Jersey, Dr. Ezra M. Hunt; Pennsylvania, Dr. D. F. Condie; Maryland, Dr. O. S. Mahon; Georgia, Dr. Juriah Harris; Missouri, Dr. Geo. Engelman; Alabama, Dr. R. F. Michel; Texas, Dr. T. J. Heard; Illinois, Dr. R. C. Hamil; Indiana, Dr. J. F. Hibberd; District of Columbia, Dr. T. Antisell; Iowa, Dr. J. C. Hughes; Michigan, Dr. Abm. Sager; Ohio, Dr. T. L. Neal; California, Dr. F. W. Hatch; Tennessee, Dr. B. W. Avent; West Virginia, Dr. E. A. Hildreth; Minnesota, Dr. Samuel Wiley; Virginia, Dr. W. O. Owen; Delaware, Dr. L. B. Bush; Arkansas, G. W. Lawrence; Mississippi, Dr. Compton; Louisiana, Dr. L. T. Pimm.

Secretaries of all medical organizations are requested to forward lists of their delegates as soon as elected, to the Permanent Secretary.

Any respectable physician who may desire to attend, but can not do so as a delegate, may be made a member by invitation, upon the recommendation of the Committee of Arrangements.


AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION-Meeting at New Orleans, Tuesday, May 4th, 1869.

I am authorized by the Atlantic & Mississippi Steamship Company of St. Louis to say, that they will carry doctors and their ladies to attend the meeting of the Association, at the following rates, viz:

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The Company start a first class steamer from St. Louis every forty eight hours, Sundays included, and the usual time from St. Louis to New Orleans, is about six days, and from Cairo to New Orleans, about four and a half days. Passengers can go on any of their boats at the above rates, which includes meals and state-rooms.

The steamer which will, however, take down the great body of the doctors wishing to travel by the river, will leave St. Louis at five o'clock P. M, on Wednesday, the 28th of April; Cairo on Thursday evening, after the arrival of the afternoon train on the Illinois Central Railroad; and Memphis on Friday evening, reaching New Orleans from Monday noon to Tuesday morning.

Parties arriving by railroad, to take this boat, at either St. Louis, Cairo, or Memphis, had better make their calculations to reach the point of embarkation, at least one train in advance of the time of the boat's departure. But, if any one should arrive at Cairo or Memphis too late for this boat, he will find one or more boats passing for New Orleans every day, at ordinary fare.

It was deemed best to make the arrangement for a definite fare each way, so that one can go either down or up, or both, as he may choose, by the river, and know in advance just what he will have to pay.

To avail himself of this boat, one may apply on board, making it known that he is on his way to attend the Association, or, perhaps, better write me a line as early as convenient, stating how many ladies, if any, will accompany him.

Good steamers also leave Louisville for New Orleans every two or three days, occupying from six to seven days in the passage down. If a considerable number of doctors should wish to take passage from Louisville, and would make application in a body to E. T. Sturgeon, Superintendent Louisville & New Orleans Packet Company, at Louisville, or the Captain of a Steamer, starting at the proper time, he would probably give them a liberal reduction from the ordinary fare, which varies from thirty to forty dollars, acccording to the style and accommodation of the boat.

From Cincinnati, no suitable boat can be taken through to New Orleans, but the Cincinnati & Louisville U.S. Mail Line, will take one going to the Association, from Cincinnati to Louisville, on one of their fine boats, and from thence to New Orleans by rail, for forty dollars, and return him on the same route to Cineiunati, free. Two Mail Boats leave Cincinnati every day at twelve M., and six o'clock P. M., except Sundays, one at twelve м. I am not advised as to what arrangements have been made with other railroads. JAMES F. HIBBERD, M. D., Richmond, Ind.

A SUBSCRIBER in Missouri presents the following interrogatories, and we shall be very grateful if some of our readers will respond to them; indeed we believe the Journal can be rendered especially interesting and instructive, by having a department devoted to the presentation of professional inquiries and answers to them:

"What is the pathology of dropsy setting in suddenly, in cases where persons have been constant drinkers for years? Is it necessary in such cases of dropsy, that some organic lesion of the heart should be first superinduced? Is dropsy affecting persons who have drunk say from five to ten years, ever curable? What is the most rational treatment in such cases? Having had a large experience in cases similar to the above named, and not finding any very satisfactory description of them in any work, I take the liberty of making the above inquiries."

AN INDIANA physician recently wrote us, protesting against that feature of the law, recently before the Indiana Legisiature, to regulate the practice of medicine and surgery, which permits a man, no matter how infamous a quack he may be, to continue his nefarious trade, if he has been engaged in it for at least ten years—thus recognizing long continuance in crime as a license.

We must frankly say that we have but little faith in any law being sustained in the courts, should the test be made, which interferes with those already engaged in practice. A right once even tacitly granted

by the State, and accepted and exercised, can not readily be withdrawn; or, in other words, an ex post facto law will not be upheld. And our hope for better qualified physicians is not in legislating for those who are already in the profession, but for those who are yet to enter it. But be this as it may, one thing is certain, as long as colleges are dependent upon students for support, a higher standard of qualifications for license or diplomas is not soon probable; and hence, the great step to be taken is, divorce teaching from licensing-let the men who examine and give degrees, have no connection whatever with medical colleges-be entirely independent of them. But we must defer other remarks upon this subject to a future number.

AT A MEETING of the Covington and Newport Medical Society, held at Covington, Kentucky, February 19th, 1869, at the residence of Dr. R. Pretlow, the death of Wm. Hays was announced, whereupon a committee consisting of Drs. T. N. Wise, Henderson and Jessup, was appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of the Society in regard to the sad event. The committee reported the following:

WHEREAS, It has pleased Almighty God, in the wise dispensation of his Providence, to take from among us our friend and co-laborer, Dr. Wm. Hays, in the morning of his professional usefulness; therefore,

Resolved, That we proudly bear testimony to the calmness with which our friend met the rapid approach of the fell destroyer, death, and that we are beyond measure gratified in knowing that it found him all prepared.

Resolved, That we sincerely deplore the death of our friend, who had bound himself with strong cords to our hearts, by a most consistent professional deportment and his many manly virtues.

Resolved, That in the death of Dr. Hays, our profession has lost one of its brilliant ornaments, and society a most useful member.

Resolved, That the Medical Society offers to the bereaved family of Dr. Hays our warmest and most heartfelt sympathy.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be published in the city papers and in the Cincinnati medical journals, the Western Journal of Medicine, the Richmond and Louisville Medical Journal, and that a copy also be sent to the family of the deceased.

ON THE 29th of March, just as the last form of the Journal was going to press, we received from the office of the Richmond and Louisville Medical Journal, the proof-sheets of two letters from Dr. Baldwin, of Montgomery, Alabama, President of the American Medical Association, and one from Dr. J. C. Nott, formerly of Mobile, now of New York, accompanied with the statement: "Dr. Baldwin desires the medical journals of the country to publish these letters in full, or give

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