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The Chair appointed Drs. Ayer of Boston, and Millet of Abington, to collect, sort and count the votes for officers of the Society.
Voted, "That a Committee of one Fellow from each District Society be appointed to nominate a list of officers of the Society for the ensuing year."
The Committee subsequently reported the following:
Drs. JOHN HOMANS, Boston,
JOHN G. METCALF, Mendon,
The Society proceeded to ballot, and the candidates nominated by the Committee were elected.
On motion of Dr. Millet, of Abington,
Voted, "That the next Annual Meeting be held in the city of Boston."
On motion of Dr. Holmes, of Milton,
Voted, "That the nomination of an Anniversary Chairman, Orator and Committee of Arrangements, be referred to the Committee for nominating officers."
The Committee subsequently reported the following list:
And the candidates were unanimously chosen.
On motion of Dr. Savory, of Lowell,
Voted, "That the thanks of the Councillors be presented to the Trustees of the Lowell Institute for the use of the Hall for the Annual Meeting for several years."
On motion of Dr. Jarvis,
Voted, "That the Report on the establishment of a Sanitary Commission be referred to a Committee."
Voted, "That the President be authorized to appoint said Committee."
The Chair nominated the following Standing Committees, and they were chosen.
Committee on Publications.
Drs. C. G. Putnam, Geo. C. Shattuck, Wm. W. Morland.
Committee on Membership and Resignations.
Drs. A. A. Gould, Samuel Morrill,
Committee on Finance.
Massachusetts Medical Society.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY.
OCTOBER 3, 1860.
AN Adjourned Meeting of the Massachusetts Medical Society was held on Wednesday, October 3d, 1860, at 12 M., at the Society's Hall, in Temple Place.
The Vice-President in the Chair.
The records of the last meeting were read.
The Secretary read the following communication from the President of the Society, Dr. John Homans:
To the Fellows of the Mass. Medical Society:
I ask your acceptance of the Photograph now hanging on your wall, being a full-length portrait of Dr. JAMES JACKSON. It has been finished with especial reference to this place, by Mr. F. D. Day, a distinguished portrait painter of this city, and is considered, by all who have seen it, a beautiful work of art and an excellent likeness. It seems fitting that the physician whose medical opinion we regard as the highest authority, the man so universally respected, should be, as it were, always present at our deliberations.
You will observe that Dr. Jackson was born on October 3d, 1777, and it is perhaps a singular coincidence that this presentation should happen to be made on the anniversary of his birth, he having completed his eighty-third year this day.
I am, respectfully, yours,
4 TEMPLE PLACE, Oct. 3d, 1860.
On motion of Dr. Hooper, of Fall River,
Voted, "That the portrait be accepted, and the thanks of the Society be presented to the donor for his valuable and appropriate gift."
Dr. Gould presented a written communication from Dr. James Jackson, urging that the following resolution, passed at the meeting of which this is an adjournment, viz., "Resolved, That the Society disclaim all responsibility contained in this Annual Address," be reconsidered.
A motion to reconsider was made, and adopted by a vote of twenty-seven in the affirmative and seventeen in the negative.
Dr. Bowditch offered the following resolutions, which were adopted.
Resolved, "That the Massachusetts Medical Society hereby declares that it does not consider itself as having endorsed or censured the opinions in former published Annual Addresses, nor will it hold itself responsible for any opinions or sentiments advanced in any future similar addresses."
Resolved, "That the Committee on Publication be directed to print a statement to that effect at the commencement of each Annual Address which may hereafter be published."
Voted, to adjourn to the first Wednesday in November, at 10, A.M., at the Society's Hall, Temple Place.
CHARLES E. WARE,
Recording Secretary pro tempore.
ADJOURNED MEETING, Nov. 7, 1860.
An Adjourned Meeting of the Massachusetts Medical Society was held on November 7th, 1860, at 10, A.M., at the Society's Rooms, in Temple Place.
The President in the Chair.
The records of the last meeting were read and approved. The following resolution, which was passed by the Councillors at their Stated Meeting in October, was adopted in
Voted, "To appropriate, towards the payment of the debts incurred by the Society in the assumption of the expenses of the several suits brought by Ira Barrows vs. Drs. Storer, Bell and Carpenter, such a sum as has, before this time, been appropriated to a dinner, to the amount of six hundred dollars annually."
Voted, "That the Massachusetts Medical Society accepts. the legacy of the late Hon. Jonathan Phillips, of the sum of ten thousand dollars, and hereby authorizes Dr. Augustus A. Gould, the Treasurer of the Society, to receive the same."
The Corresponding Secretary presented the following communication:
To the Corresponding Secretary of the Mass. Med. Society.
I take the liberty to send to you a portrait of the late Dr. EDWARD A. HOLYOKE, the first President of the Massachusetts Medical Society. I have had it prepared for the Society, and I beg that they may accept it.
You will see on the back of the picture a note respecting it. It is a photographic copy of a picture in my possession. I had several copies made lately, with the design to ask our Society to hang one of them upon their walls.
With great regard,
Dear Sir, yours,
HAMILTON PLACE, OCT. 5, 1860.
On motion of Dr. Chapin, of Winchester,
Voted, "That the portrait be the Society be presented to the valuable gift."
accepted, and the thanks of donor for his interesting and
JOHN B. ALLEY,