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THE SEMI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

The American Medical Association met in Philadelphia, June 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1897.

After a very successful and enjoyable meeting, one of the leading features of which was the presentation of Dr. N. S. Davis, founder of the Association, speeches by Drs. Davis, Roberts and others, the nominating committee put in nomination the following officers: President, Surgeon-General Geo. M. Sternberg, U. S. A.; First Vice-President, Dr. J. M. Matthews, of Kentucky; Second Vice-President, Dr. W. H. Thompson, of Indiana; Third Vice-President, Dr. S. H. Wiggin, of New York; Fourth Vice-President, Dr. T. J. Happel, of Tennessee; Treasurer, Dr. Henry P. Newman, of Illinois; Secretary, Dr. Wm. B. Atkinson, Pennsylvania; Assistant Secretary, Dr. W. A. Jayne, Colorado; Librarian, Dr. Geo. W. Webster, Illinois; Chairman Committee of Arrangements, J. W. Graham, of Colorado. Denver was selected as the next place of meeting.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

The following circular letter and programme have been circulated among physicians of the middle section of the State. A large and profitable meeting of this flourishing Society is expected. Judging from the list of papers a more than usually interesting meeting will be held. It is earnestly hoped that every physician in Middle Tennessee will make an effort to attend:

COLUMBIA, TENN., May 10, 1897.

My Dear Doctor: The sixth regular meeting of the Middle Tennessee Medical Association will be held in McMinnville the 17th and 18th of June,

The Association will be called to order by the President, Dr. Alfred Jones, at 10:30 o'clock a. m.

The railroads will give reduced rates on the certificate plan. Sincerely hope that you will make an effort to be present, as everything points to a most flattering meeting and an enjoyable time in McMinnville. Very respectfully,

HAZEL PADGETT, M.D.,
Secretary.

PROGRAMME.

"Irregular Fevers, with Report of Cases," by Dr. W. A. McCord, Lewisburg. To open discussion, Drs. J. B. Cowan and J. B. Murfree.

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'Hydrotherapy in Typhoid," by Dr. Stephen Thach, To open discussion, Drs. J. S. Cain and A. J.

Decherd.

Swaney.

"Tubercular Peritonitis," by Dr. Frank Reagor, Flat Creek. To open discussion, Drs. L. P. Barbour and William D. Sumpter.

"Gastric Ulcer," by Dr. J. W. Grizard, Winchester. To open discussion, Drs. V. K. Earthman and J. A. Witherspoon.

"Operative Indications in Appendicitis," by Dr. Charles S. Briggs, Nashville. To open discussion, Drs. Richard Douglas and W. B. Young.

"Medicinal or Non-Surgical Treatment of Appendicitis," by Dr. J. M. Anderson, Fayetteville. To open discussion, Drs. Ross Dunn and S. S. Crockett.

"The Prevention of Mortality in Children During Pregnancy and Immediately Thereafter," by Dr. J. H. Wilkes, Columbia. To open discussion, Drs. Jno. Ross and R. Stonestreet.

"The Use and Abuse of Antipyretics," by Dr. J. H. White, Bellbuckle. To open discussion, Drs. J. M. Cunningham and C. A. Abernathy.

"Venesection," by Dr. J. B. Murfree, Murfreesboro. To open discussion, Drs. W. D. Haggard, Sr., and J. Bunyan Stephens.

"Ante-partum Hemorrhage," by Dr. Solon Duggan, Unionville. To open discussion, Drs. E. E. Collins and J. S. Nowlin.

"Erysipelas," by Dr. John Sutton, Hawthorne. To open discussion, Drs. J. B. Murfree, Jr., and J. K. P. Blackburn. "A Paper," by Dr. Charles Cowden, Petersburg. "Eczema," by Dr. J. O. Hardin, Spring Hill. To open discussion, Drs. C. R. Atchison and A. L. Macon.

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'A Paper," by Dr. J. S. Cain, Nashville.

"Chloroform Anesthesia," by Dr. C. C. Abernathy, Pulaski. To open discussion, Drs. H. L. Jones and J. J. Covington.

"Nasal Catarrh," by Dr. E. H. Jones, Murfreesboro. To open discussion, Drs. G. W. Hale, L. B. Graddy and T. H. Wood.

"Extra-Uterine Gestation and Its Treatment," by Dr. M. C. McGannon, Nashville. To open discussion, Drs. W. D. Haggard, Jr., and Robert Pillow.

"Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media," by Dr. G. C. Savage, Nashville. To open discussion, Drs. T. Hilliard Wood and Geo. H. Price.

"A Paper," by Dr. J. B. Cowan.

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Menorrhagia," by Dr. S. T. Hardison, Lewisburg. To open discussion, Drs. A, L. Enochs and E. K. Blair.

"Iritis," by Dr. T. Hilliard Wood, Nashville. To open discussion, Drs. W. S. Noble and A. B. Ramsey.

"Milk," by Dr. Deering J. Roberts, Nashville. To open discussion, Drs. E. B. Sangree and J. Herman Feist.

"Cholera Infantum," by G. W. Moody, Shelbyville. To open discussion, Drs. A. M. Allen and Jas. B. Stephens.

THE SIXTY-FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF TENNESSEE.

The Society was called to order in the Hall of the House of Representatives of the Capitol, May 11, 1897, at 10 A. M. The opening prayer was offered by Bishop O. P. Fitzgerald.

Gov. R. L. Taylor delivered an address of welcome in his usual happy manner, to which Dr. Happel, of Trenton, replied on behalf of the Society.

The President, Dr. Drake, then declared the meeting open for business.

The Committee on Credentials reported the following names:

JARROT C. FLOWERS, Whitfield.
J. Q. SUTTON, Tracy City.
W. J. ENGLES, Lavergne.
LEMUEL B. McWHORTER, Cowan.
JOE R. CASON, Nashville.
WILLIAM D. SUMPTER, Nashville.
W. J. PROTT, Ross.

ERNEST B. SANGREE, Nashville.
WILLIAM GUY FRIERSON, Nashville.
M. G. BUCKNER, Nashville.
JOHN A. RICHARDSON, Dickson.
MAX GOLTMAN, Memphis.
B. W. STONE, Nashville.
Y. L. ABERNATHY, Chattanooga.
W. J. BREEDING, Taylors.
WILLIAM H. W. SALE, Covington.
JOHN R. WILLIAMS, Port Royal.
MARK J. MORTON, Fall Creek.
JAMES C. PRYOR, United States Navy.
CHARLES L. HILL, Briceville.

F. S. MCRADY, Petersburg.
M. A. L. ENOCHS, Flat Creek.
ZACHARIAH T. HODGE, Gordonsville.
JAMES H. PRESTON, Verona.
CHARLES M. ROBERTS, Whiteville.
CLAUDE C. SULLIVAN, Waverly.
GEORGE M. BURDETT, Lenoir City.
J. MORGAN CLACK, Rockwood.
EDWIN C. ANDERSON, Chattanooga.
RICHARD W. GRIFFIN, Tiptonville.
W. D. HAGGARD, JR., Nashville.
RUFUS E. FORT, Nashville.
DAVID R. NEIL, Nashville.
BLACKBURN G. TUCKER, Nashville.
MARSHALL D. KELLEY, Nashville.

Dr. Sheddan moved that, without objection, the Secretary cast the unanimous ballot of the Society for the election of the applicants recommended.

On motion, the courtesies of the floor were extended to Drs. R. A. Wood, of Pittsburgh; J. D. S. Davis, of Birmingham; J. R. Coleman, of Murray, Ky.; and Dr. Lacy, of Bessemer, Ala.

The reports of the Secretary and Treasurer were read. These reports were referred to the Auditing Committee; whereupon Dr. Happel suggested that the Society had no Auditing Committee, and moved that the report of the Treasurer go to a special committee of three to be acted upon. The motion was seconded and carried.

The Chair appointed as members of this special committee Dr. G. C. Savage, Nashville; Dr. C. S. Briggs, Nashville; and Dr. William L. Nichol, Nashville.

Dr. T. J. Happel moved that when a paper is called, if it is not read, that it be passed and be not called again until we have completed the programme.

The motion was seconded and carried.

The first paper was "A Plea for the Better Care of the Teeth and Mouth Cleanliness," by Dr. B. F. Reagor, of Flat Creek. This was discussed by Dr. J. Y. Crawford, of Nashville.

Dr. J. H. Atlee, Chattanooga, read a paper on "Impure Milk and Its Evils," which was discussed by Dr. J. S. Cain, Nashville.

Dr. S. B. Fowler, Gainesboro, read a paper on "Vesical Calculi." Discussed by Drs. Duncan Eve, Nashville; R. A. Wood, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Paul F. Eve, Nashville; T. J. Happel, Trenton; Deering J. Roberts, Nashville.

Dr. G. B. Thornton, of Memphis, offered a motion, as follows:

WHEREAS, It is desirable to have preserved the minutes and all official publications of this Society from its organization and first meeting in the city of Nashville in 1830, it is hereby:

Resolved, That the Chair appoint a committee of three, one from each grand division of the State, to collect and bind in suitable volumes the official proceedings of this Society from its first meeting, these volumes to be placed in the Library of the State for future reference.

The Chair appointed Drs. Sheddan, Duncan Eve and Thornton.

EVENING SESSION.

Dr. W. F. Clary, of Bellbuckle, was called to the chair; and Dr. G. W. Drake, of Chattanooga, President of the Society, delivered the Annual Address.

On motion, Dr. G. C. Savage was requested to read the paper of Dr. J. L. Crook, of Jackson, who was confined to his

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