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expressed his gratification at being present as a delegate from the New York Medical Society. He alluded to the efforts made by the Society which he represented to advance the interests of medical science, and paid a handsome compliment to the record of the Massachusetts Medical Society in the same direction. He also referred to the injury done to the Medical Schools in New York by the long-continued
He then addressed the Society at some length and in a very interesting manner upon the important topic of the “ Future disposition to be made of our disabled soldiers.”
On motion of Dr. Howe, of Taunton, it was
Voted, “That Dr. Ordronaux be requested to reduce his very interesting and valuable remarks to writing, that they may go into the hands of the Publishing Committee, and appear in the Annual Communications of this Society."
Dr. Mauran, of Providence, R. I., delegate from the Rhode Island State Medical Society, was presented to the Society by the President, and briefly addressed the meeting. A A note was also received from Dr. Satterlee, of New York, regretting his inability to attend the meeting, as a delegate.
The Treasurer read his Annual Report, which was accepted, and ordered to be placed on file.
Treasurer's Report. The Treasurer has the honor to submit the following Report :
The amount of money received by him for the Society during the past year, was fourteen thousand six hundred and seventy three dollars and sixty-nine cents ($14,673.69). The amount paid was fourteen thousand two hundred and thirtytwo dollars and thirty-seven cents ($14,232.37) ; leaving a balance in his hands of four hundred and forty-one dollars and thirty-two cents ($441.32). The principal items of receipt and expenditure will be found in the Analysis Account hereto annexed. (See p. 112.)
The Society's debt is as follows:
Heirs of L. V. Bell,
David Clapp's bill,
$2,207.40 The absence of a large number of the Fellows in the Army still continues to diminish the amount of our annual receipts, and it is owing to this fact, and to the increased cost of our Publications, &c., that the debt has been so little reduced during the past year. The property of the Society is as follows :Permanent Fund,
$11,253.30 Shattuck Fund,
9,166.87 Phillips Fund,
$30,861.49 Respectfully submitted.
FRANCIS Minor, Treasurer.
Dr. H. I. Bowditch spoke in eloquent terms of eulogy of the late Dr. John Ware.
Scientific Communications.—Dr. John Green, of Boston, read a short paper upon the “use of straw as a substitute for splints, in fractures of the leg." Dr. Green illustrated his communication by means of the apparatus advocated.
At 12 o'clock, M., the Annual Discourse was pronounced by Dr. J. Mason Warren, of Boston, on “ Recent Progress in Surgery."
At the conclusion of the Discourse, on motion of Dr. Perkins, of Newburyport, the thanks of the Society were unanimously tendered to Dr. Warren for his able and instructive address.
At 11 o'clock, P.M., the Society adjourned, to meet at the Revere House at 2 o'clock. At that hour a spirited and eloquent address was delivered before the reassembled members, and a number of invited guests, by Dr. Henry J. Bigelow, the Anniversary Chairman. After music by the Germania Band, Dr. Bigelow introduced his Excellency, Governor Andrew, who made a few appropriate remarks.
A handsome collation was then partaken of with much zest; after which, Dr. O. W. Holmes, in response to a call from the Anniversary Chairman, read a poem commemorative of the late Dr. John Ware, and of Dr. Robert Ware,
WM. W. MORLAND,
Francis Minot, Treasurer, in Account with Massachusetts Medical Society.
$14,673.69 Boston, May 20, 1864. (E. E.) FRANCIS MINOT, Treasurer.
Boston, MAY 23, 1864.
, P. M. CRANK," } Auditors of said Society.
Officers of the Massachusetts Medical Society.
CHOSEN MAY 25th, 1864.
AUGUSTUS A. GOULD, Boston,. . . PRESIDENT. HENRY L. SABIN, Williamstown, VICE-PRESIDENT. WILLIAM E. COALE, Boston, COR. SECRETARY. CHARLES D. HOMANS,. Boston, Rec. SECRETARY. JAMES C. WHITE, Boston, LIBRARIAN. FRANCIS MINOT, . Boston, TREASURER.
(Arranged according to Seniority.)
ERASMUS D. MILLER.
Lucius S. Adams.
Williau M. Trow.
CHAUNCY M, HULBERT.
NATHANIEL G. Trow.
Councillors. BARNSTABLE.—Drs. Elijah W. Carpenter, Chatham ; S. H. Gould, Brewster; John M. Smith, Barnstable ; George W. Doane, Hyannis.