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Executive Session

Transactions of the Twenty-eighth Annual Meeting Held in Chicago, Illinois, December 20 and 21, 1918.

DECEMBER 20, 1918-FIRST DAY-MORNING SESSION

The Association met at the Sherman Hotel, and was called to order at 9:30 A. M. by the President, Major James F. Percy, Galesburg, Illinois.

Dr. Richard W. Corwin, Pueblo, Colorado, read a paper entitled "Our Duty to the Industrial Army," which was discussed by Drs. Percy, Fairchild, Lord, and Kreider, after which the discussion was closed by the essayist.

Dr. Frank G. Nifong, Columbia, Missouri, followed with a paper entitled “An Ambulatory Chair.” This paper was discussed by Drs. Wallace, Davis, Corwin, and, in closing, by the essayist.

Dr. Clifford U. Collins, Peoria, Illinois, read a paper entitled "Parotitis as a Postoperative Complication, which was discussed by Drs. Davis, Schwyzer, Ransohoff, Jackson, Mann, Harris, and, in closing, by the essayist.

Dr. A. E. Hertzler, Kansas City, Missouri, read a paper entitled "Prognosis in Operative Treatment in Basedow's Disease."

Dr. Neil John MacLean, Winnipeg, Manitoba, read a paper entitled "Some Points in the Surgical Treatment of Exophthalmic Goiter and Thyrotoxic Goiter, With Special Reference to the Bilateral Resection of the Gland."

These two papers were discussed together by Drs. Judd, Haines, and Sweetser, after which the discussion was closed by the authors of the papers.

On motion, the Association adjourned until 2 P. M.

FIRST DAY-AFTERNOON SESSION

The Association reconvened at 2 P. M., and was called to order by the President.

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Dr. Henry T. Byford, Chicago, Illinois, read a paper entitled “Purging Before and After Abdominal Section,” which was discussed by Drs. Hill (Howard), Wallace, Ochsner, Percy, and, in closing, by the essayist.

Dr. Earl R. Hare, Minneapolis, Minnesota, read a paper on “Fibrosarcoma of the Skull.”

Dr. Emil G. Beck, Chicago, Illinois, read a paper entitled "The Empyema Problem; Demonstration of Cases Treated by Different Types of Operation,” which was discussed by Drs. Abbott, Ransohoff, Hertzler, Mann, Bartlett, Percy, and, in closing, by the essayist.

Dr. Charles J. Rowan, Iowa City, Iowa, read a paper entitled "Surgical Complications in 1030 Cases of Influenza.” This paper was not discussed except by the essayist in closing.

Dr. E. S. Judd, Rochester, Minnesota, read a paper entitled "Carcinoma of the Small Intestine," which was discussed by Dr. Bevan and, in closing, by the essayist.

On motion, the Association adjourned until 8 P. M. FIRST DAY EVENING SESSION

At this session (the annual dinner) the President, Major James F. Percy, Galesburg, Illinois, delivered his address.

Following President Percy, an address was delivered by Mr. M. Mangasarian, of the Society of Ethical Culture, Chicago, after which

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the Association adjourned until 9 A. M., December 21.

DECEMBER 21—SECOND DAY-MORNING SESSION

The Association met at 9:30 A. M., and was called to order by the President.

Dr. H. B. Sweetser, Minneapolis, Minnesota, read a paper entitled "Vaginal Hernia," which was discussed by Drs. Magie, Byford, Schwyzer, Morrison, Abbott, and, in closing, by the essayist.

Dr. W. H. Magie, Duluth, Minnesota, read a paper entitled "Are We Justified in Removing a Comparatively Healthy Gall-Bladder ?"

Dr. Byron B. Davis, Omaha, Nebraska, read a paper entitled “Factors Which Determine the Relative Degree of Cure in Biliary Surgery."

These two papers were discussed together by Drs. Collins, Beck, Hill (Roland), Bartlett, Ransohoff, Ochsner, Benjamin, Judd, Haines, Corwin, Harris, and, in closing, by the authors of the papers.

The President read a telegram from Dr. Leonard Freeman, Denver, Colorado, regretting his inability to be present, with best wishes for a successful meeting.

Dr. Arnold Schwyzer, St. Paul, Minnesota, read a paper entitled “Technical Points in Gastro-enterostomy and Plication."

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