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better than at any time in several years. DISCUSSION:
Dr. Kneass has found Podophyllum of benefit in eczema in which a torpid liver was a factor in the continuance of the disease.
Dr. Barnard has had excellent results in obstinate eczema from the use of honey locally in form of a cerate; also Alumina internally. Dr. Drane suggests Petroleum; and also that rubber gloves be worn if the hands are of necessity much in water.
The further progress of the case will be noted with interest.
Case III.-By Dr. Jenkins. The patient has been under observation since November, 1890, suffering from excesive flatulency. The gas accumulates in enormous quantities, there being at times belching for several consecutive hours. This formation of gas may occur at any time, even in the middle of the night, hours after food has been taken. The flatulency is accompanied by much frontal headache, the latter being relieved by the eructations. There is some constipation, stools being light colored; and the patient is often quite drowsy. He has not, until recently, restricted his diet, save in avoiding greasy food. Has had as remedies, Nux vomica, 20 to 200, Bryonia 3x, Lycopodium 200, without relief. DISCUSSION:
Dr. Kneass would use Podophyllum in palpable doses, basing his prescription on the constipation, color of the stool and sleepiness.
Dr. Edgar Janney suggests that oz. of Vichy water to a pint of milk (skimmed), and a judicious diet would be an aid to the Homoeopathic remedy.
Drs. Condon and Mifflin have found Hydrastin to 1 gr. to act preferably to
Podophyllin, the latter frequently causing
Dr. Drane endorses Dr. Thomas' recommendation of flushing the bowels with warm water, as an adjuvant in the treatment. Other suggestions were Carbo veg., Argentum nitricum and Hydrastis, all low,
Case IV.--By Dr. Cory.-A man, aged fifty-eight, was apparently well until four years ago, when he noticed a difficulty in defecation. For this slow action of the rectum, he took Cascara Sagrada. The condition gradually became worse, until nothing but liquid stool would pass; this liquidity being brought about by the aid of various drugs. Unless he has a thin stool every 24 hours, he will be attacked with vertigo and palpitation, the heart at times omitting one or two beats, and occasional sharp pains occuring in the precordial region. At these times the sight becomes dim, and the voice quite weak. Careful examination failed to discover any valvular disease. He has alternately starved and gorged himself; has denied himself drink, and again drank quantities of fluid. An eminent specialist was unable to find a stricture in the rectum. Four years ago he weighed 193 lbs.; now he tips the scales at 155 lbs. Lycopodium and Phosphorus have done more to relieve than any other treatment; though they are supplemented by rectal injections of warm water. DISCUSSION:
Dr. Kingsman recommended sponging the abdomen with cold water, to be followed by brisk rubbing until dry.
Dr. Thomas suggests it; another case for flushing the bowels; and believes good results would follow Baryta jod.
Dr. Krogstadt notices that the reflexes are quite increased, and thinks the condition hinges upon the condition of the
nervous system; which view is sustained by Dr. McDonald.
The society will meet in Baltimore the last Wednesday in March.
THE BIRMINGHAM MEETING.
"BEHOLD how great a fire a little spark
kindleth." Such is the reflection forced upon all who have watched the growth of Southern Association of Homoopathy. A few presided over its birth; a multitude attended its Seventh Annual meeting held at Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 12, 13, 14, 1890.
Upon the program for that meeting were to be found the titles of ninety-four papers and addresses, and if all had been read and dicussed a week would scarcely have sufficed for their consideration.
The "Solid South" of Homoeopathy was out in full force and the voices of the grayhaired veterans mingled with those of the young recruits in proclaiming the victories of their healing art. The "day of doom" so recently announced from Richmond, Va., has been indefinitely postponed by the rejuvenating meeting at Birmingham.
The chef d'œuvre of the meeting this year was the report of the Committee on Medical Legislation in the shape of "An Appeal to the Legislators of the Southern States for Non-Sectarian Medical Legislation." The information furnished in this appeal makes a broad foundation upon which to erect an enduring structure of liberal legislation, and it is to be hoped that the unbiased love of fair play which presumably exists in the mind of every legislator, shall accord this appeal a sympathetic response.
Pulte College may well be proud of its Alumni in the South. At this meeting were present Dr. C. E. Fisher, of San Antonio, Texas, the founder and able editor of the SOUTHERN JOURNAL OF HOMEOPATHY, and ex-President of the Association; Dr. W. E. Green, of Little Rock Ark., a most skillful surgeon, and also an ex-President;
Dr. F. P. Green, a prominent oculist; Dr.
A. E. Meadow, of Blocton, Ala., Corresponding Secretary of the Association; Dr. J. C. French, Health Officer of Natchez, Miss., and First Vice-President of the Association; Drs. Roberts, of Lexington, Ky., Meadow, of Anniston, Ala., Lyon, of Mobile. Ala., (who has recently come off victorious in a struggle against Old School persecution), Southgate, of Clarksville, Tenn., and Ballard, of Birmingham (whose efforts to provide for the comfort and entertainment of his crowd of visitors were appreciated by all). Pulte has no occasion to regret her efforts to Homœopathize the South.
The meeting was a pronounced success, and was characterized by the presence of an unusual number of the distinguished members of the profession. Next year, at Nashville, under the presiding influence of Dr. H. R. Stout, of Jacksonville, Fla., it is reasonable to expect a still further exemplification of the truth that "in union there is strength."
The foregoing extract from the Pulte Quarterly may be a little late but it is hoped it will effect good results in bringing Southern Homœopaths who are still on the outside into the Association's fold. Prof. Walton is a disinterested authority and what he says about the Southern Association may be relied upon fully.
CHARTER AND BY-LAWS OF THE NEW ORLEANS HOMŒOPATHIC HOSPITAL
INCORPORATED MARCH 2, 1891.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, STATE OF LOUISIANA,
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.
Be it known, that on this second day of the month of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one (1891), and of the independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and fifteenth, before me, CHARLES THEODORE SONIAT, a notary public, duly commissioned and qualified for the parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, and in the presence of the witnesses hereinafter named and undersigned: personally came and appeared, Charles Maduell, David R. Graham, Henry Wellmann, Geo. Soulé, Will W. Weiss, Theodore Engelbach, William H. Holcombe, M. D., James G. Belden, M. D., Samuel Minter Angell, M. D., John A. Morris, Thomas J. Woodward, John I. Adams, Alfred T. Baker, Page M. Baker, Hugh C. Cage, Dr. Jules A. Mathieu, Dr. Charles R. Mayer, Charles J. Lopez, M. D., Fernand Otto Koelle, John J. Diet, M. D., James Rainey, Carl F. Redwitz, Wm. Harrison Michel, Antoine Mazerat, Richard Angell, M. D., William Frantz, Dr. Edward M. Dupaquier, David M. Lines, M. D., Edwin R. Wells, Henry L. Stevenson, Hamilton M. Wright, and Francisco Barroso, M. D., who declared, that, availing themselves of the provisions of the laws of the State of Louisiana, relative to the organization of corporations in this State, they have covenanted
and agreed, and they do by these presents covenant and agree to form themselves into and constitute a corporation, to be composed of themselves and such others as may hereafter join and become associated with them, for the purposes and under the conditions, stipulations and agreements hereinafter expressed, to-wit:
The name, style and title of this corporation shall be "THE NEW ORLEANS HOMCEOPATHIC HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION;" and its domicile shall be and is hereby fixed and established in the city of New Orleans. ARTICLE II.
The purposes and objects for which this corporation is established are hereby declared to be, to establish, build, endow, maintain and control a CHARITY HOMECPATHIC HOSPITAL in the city of New Orleans, where there shall be free wards. and paying wards for the treatment and care of patients, according to the tenets. of the school of Hahnemann.
The officers of this Association shall consist of a President, a First VicePresident, a Second Vice-President, a Secretary, a Financial Secretary, a Treasurer, and nine Directors, all of whom shall constitute the Board of Directors. All shall be elected by ballot at the annual meeting to be held in this city on the third Monday in January of each year and a majority of the votes cast shall be necessary to elect.
The said officers shall continue in office for the term of one year from the date of their election, or until their successcrs shall have qualified.
A quorum of this Association for the transaction of any business shall consist
of not less than fifteen (15) active members.
Vacancies shall be filled by ballot at a regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors by said Board, and a quorum of said Board for the transaction of any business shall consist of not less than five (5) members.
The President, or in his absence, the First Vice-President, or in the absence of both, the Second Vice-President, shall be the proper officer upon whom citation and other legal process shall be served.
The Board of Directors shall have full power to administer all the affairs of this corporation, but shall not have the right to sell or mortgage the real estate unless specially authorized by the Association.
There shall be a Medical Board, composed of all the Homœopathic physicians, holding a legal diploma, who are members of this Association.
The said Board shall elect annually a President, a Vice-President and a Secretary, whose duties shall be defined in the by-laws.
The said Medical Board shall be the exclusive advisor in all matters connected with medicine, surgery and hygiene, pertaining to the hospital, and shall ascertain the qualifications of its present mem. bers and future applicants.
The recommendations of the Medical Board shall be executed by the Board of Directors, unless the finances of the Association do not justify the same.
Should there be any conflict between the Medical Board and the Board of Directors, the President of the Association shall immediately call a joint meeting of
both boards, and the question at issue shall then be decided by a majority vote of those present at said meeting.
There shall be a co-ordinate branch under the name of "THE LADIES' AUXILIARY ASSOCIATION OF THE HOMEOPATHIC HosPITAL," to which shall belong all the lady members of the Association.
This branch shall endeavor by fairs, entertainments and all other suitable means to increase the efficiency of the Association, and shall elect its own officers and adopt its own by-laws; but the funds raised by them shall be turned over to the treasurer of the Association in order to carry out its charitable purposes.
The duties, rights and powers of the officers collectively and individually; the duties, rights, privileges, qualification of members, and applicants for membership, the amount and manner of dues, contributions, penalties, fines and assesments which it may become necessary to establish or enforce, and all other matters appertaining to the government and welfare of this Association, and the furtherance of its purposes and objects, shall be more clearly defined and established by such rules, by-laws and regulations as now are, or may hereafter be adopted by the Association, in general meeting convened, which rules and by-laws are and shall be binding on all the members thereof.
This Association shall have power and authority to have and enjoy succession by its corporate name for a period of ninetynine years, unless sooner dissolved by a vote of two thirds of the active members of the Association; it shall have the right to contract, sue and be sued in its corpor
ate name; to make and use a corporate seal; to hold, receive, purchase, convey, mortgage and lease, under its corporate name, property, both real and personal, movable and immovable; to make and establish such rules and by-laws, for the proper management and regulation of the affairs of this Corporation, as may be necessary and proper.
Any proposition to amend or abrogate this Charter, must be made in writing by any two active members of the Association, at a regular meeting of the Board of Directors and duly entered upon its minutes.
No action thereon can be taken until a special meeting of the entire Association has been called, and fifteen days notice to all the active members of the Association shall have been given by mail of said proposition to be voted upon, and stating date and place of meeting.
At said meeting any active members not in arrears, shall have one vote, personally or by proxy, and a two thirds vote of all the active members of this Association shall be required to adopt said amendment, or to abrogate this Charter. Thereafter the said amendment shall be incorporated in this Charter as provided for by law.
Whenever this Corporation shall be dissolved, its effairs shall be liquidated by three (3) commissioners to be appointed from among the members of this Association at a general meeting thereof convened after thirty (30) days notice published in two of the daily newspapers of New Orleans; said commissioners shall remain in office until the affairs of said Association shall have been fully liquidated.
No member shall be held liable or responsible for the contracts or faults of this corporation in any further sum than the unpaid dues, fees or assessments that may be due by him; nor shall any mere informality in organization have the effect of rendering this Charter null or of exposing any member to any liability beyond the amount of dues, fees or assessments as provided for in the by-laws. ARTICLE XIII.
The following named members shall constitute the first Board of Directors, viz.:
C. Maduell... President.
D. R. Graham. First Vice-President.
W. W. Weiss...Secretary.
T. Engelbach..Financial Secretary. And Dr. W. H. Holcombe,
Dr. J. G. Belden,
Dr. S. M. Angell
and Messrs. John A. Morris, T. J. Woodward, J. I. Adams,
Alf. T. Baker,
Page M. Baker and H. C. Cage,
as Directors. The following named members shall be the officers of the first Medical Board, viz.:
Dr. J. A. Mathieu.. President.
The above named officers and directors shall act in their respective capacities until the third Monday in January, 1892, or until their successors shall have qualified.
Thus done and passed at my office in