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Proceedings of Societies.


The Association convened at 10 a. m., in the Convention Hall of the Marlborough-Blenheim, Atlantic City, N. J., and was called to order by the President, Dr. Arthur F. Kilbourne, Rochester, Minnesota.

THE PRESIDENT.-Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the American Medico-Psychological Association: I have the honor to call to order the Sixty-Fifth Annual Meeting of this Association, and I have the pleasure of introducing the Hon. Franklin P. Stoy, Mayor of Atlantic City, who will deliver the address of welcome, on behalf of this city. (Applause.)

MAYOR STOY.-Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the Association: My mission this morning is a brief one. I assure you that I have not come here to discuss medicine or to do things otherwise to prolong my talk with you. I am here this morning to offer you a hearty welcome to our city on this most pleasant day. You represent in your organization not only our own country, but our sister country, and I offer you a hearty welcome to our city and extend to you the freedom thereof. We have frequent gatherings here of learned societies, and I assure you it is a great pleasure for me at this time to say a welcome to you on behalf of our people. There is no doubt that you are here not only for mutual benefit, but you are here to spend with us a week of recreation. We hope, therefore, that your stay here will be one of pleasure, one of contentment.

Now, Mr. President, that is about all that I can say in extending a welcome to you, but I trust that I shall have the pleasure of meeting individually many of your members before they leave our city, and I hope that I, at least, shall not be called upon to have any of your services rendered to me. I also hope during the time you are here that you will not want the services of any other fellow doctor. I thank you for your kind attention. (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT.-We are honored this morning by the presence of one of New Jersey's native sons, and it is with the greatest pleasure that I introduce Hon. Joseph S. Frelinghuysen, President of the Senate of New Jersey, and I believe the next Governor. (Applause.)

SENATOR FRELINGHUYSEN.—Mr. Chairman, members of the American Medico-Psychological Association, Ladies and Gentlemen: I can pronounce that word "psychological" much better than I can spell it. It reminds me of the story of the old sailor who saw a boat on the coast named "Psyche," and said it was the darndest way to spell fish he ever saw. (Laughter.) I am also reminded of the story of the English learned physician who was lecturing to his class, and had that day received an appointment from the crown. After he had finished he wrote at the bottom of the blackboard: "I have this day been appointed physician to her majesty, the Queen of England." Some jocular student during the night wrote at the bottom, "God save the Queen." (Laughter.)

In the absence of Governor Fort, who cannot be present to-day, it becomes my pleasant duty to welcome you on behalf of the State of New Jersey. The hearty greeting extended by his honor, Mayor Stoy, the most cordial welcome, the usual hospitality and good will of Atlantic City which he has proffered you, leave very little for me to say. Dr. Evans has informed me of the purposes of your Association, and I may, therefore, say to you, who are the thinkers of the age upon this subject, that we consider your conclusions of vast importance to the State of New Jersey. New Jersey is deeply interested in your conferences, and we await with much interest the result of these deliberations which make for wider and better knowledge and treatment of diseases of the human mind.

In this State we want to take a progressive stand and each year improve and maintain the highest standards in all institutions. Our experts tell us we are putting in practice the newest methods of alleviating suffering in mental diseases which tend to the elimination so far as possible of insanity. We have, therefore, a large appreciation of the work of the American Medico-Psychological Association and its value for the world at large. The surgeon performing a great operation, or the doctor restoring to health some prominent citizen, is heralded far and wide for his skill, and justly so. They receive much public praise and great monetary reward, but many of you must do your work obscurely and alone to a great extent unheralded and unsung. You are serving the nation, however, in a much nobler way, and we who are called upon to pass upon the problems involved know it, appreciate it, and praise you for it.

I am glad to know that the members of our institutions in New Jersey are identified with this Association. New Jersey is no longer a small State in population, and as our responsibility increases with the greater number of dependents, we want those upon whom this responsibility falls to help advance the knowledge of improved methods.

In the next four days you will exchange opinions, indulge in research and study improved plans for treating these diseases. May the result of this conference be greatly increased knowledge that should redound not only to the good of the State of New Jersey, but the whole civilized world. I have, therefore, crossed the State to-day to meet you and greet you and give you these few words of encouragement. I am not a scientist, I am simply a legislative agent, and in behalf of the State I want to assure you that we will stand shoulder to shoulder for the enactment of such reforms as will make for the amelioration of human suffering which is the greatest work for God and country. (Applause.)

In conclusion I have just this to say, that we hope that not only those from other States, but those from our sister countries, who have honored us with their presence, will have a pleasant sojourn in our midst, and enjoy the refreshing breezes of the ocean front and return to your homes with good impressions of New Jersey. (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT.-It is a matter of regret that the gentlemen who have just addressed us could not wait to receive some acknowledgment of their remarks. However, we appreciate their kind and courteous welcome.

DR. MACDONALD.-I move that a vote of thanks of the Association be extended to both of the distinguished gentlemen who have just addressed


This motion was duly seconded and carried by rising vote.

THE PRESIDENT.-At the request of the Chairman of the Committee of Arrangements the report of that Committee will be postponed. The Secretary will now read the report of the Council.



ATLANTIC CITY, June 1, 1909.

The Council met on the evening of May 31, 1909, in the Council Room of the Marlborough-Blenheim, Atlantic City, N. J.

The Council has received and transmits herewith the report of the Treasurer for the current year.

We also transmit herewith a statement of the membership of the Association to date.

The Council recommends for election to active membership the following named physicians:

Louis B. Baldwin, M. D., Jamestown, N. Dak.; Brooks F. Beebe, M. D., Cincinnati, Ohio; Walter Murray English, M. D., Hamilton, Ontario, Can.; Albert Warren Ferris, M. D., New York, N. Y.; L. M. Jones, M. D., Mil

ledgeville, Ga.; George R. Love, M. D., Toledo, Ohio; D. J. McCarthy, M. D., Philadelphia, Pa.; J. Moorehead Murdock, M. D., Polk, Pa.; W. J. Robinson, M. D., London, Ontario, Can.; Max G. Schlapp, M. D., New York, N. Y.; C. Howard Searle, M. D., Palmyra, Wis.; Elmer E. Stone, M. D., Napa, Cal.; L. L. Uhls, M. D., Osawatomie, Kan.; Henry S. Upson, M. D., Cleveland, Ohio; William Rushmore White, M. D., Ellicott City, Md.; J. M. Scanland, M. D., Warm Springs, Mont.

The Council recommends the transfer of the following named associate members to the active class:

Dana F. Downing, M. D., West Newton, Mass.; Thomas P. Prout, M. D., Summit, N. J.

The Council recommends that the following named physicians be elected to associate membership:

Earl D. Bond, M. D., Waverley, Mass.; Arthur J. Capron, M. D., Kings Park, N. Y.; Alexander J. Carroll, M. D., Morris Plains, N. J.; William J. Cavanaugh, M. D., Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; G. Kirby Collier, M. D., Sonyea, N. Y.; Blanche Dennes, M. D., Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Edward Gillespie, M. D., Binghamton, N. Y.; Edward C. Greene, M. D., Pontiac, Mich.; Charles Gibson McGaffin, M. D., Taunton, Mass.; Mortimer W. Raynor, M. D., Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; A. J. Rosanoff, M. D., Kings Park, N. Y.; Edward B. Shellenberger, M. D., Warren, Pa.; Farrest C. Tyson, M. D., Bangor, Me.

The changes in the membership of the American Medico-Psychological Association during the past year are as follows:

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The Council transmits herewith a letter from Dr. W. H. Carmalt, Secretary of the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons.

Respectfully submitted,




Dr. Charles W. Pilgrim, Secretary of American Medico-Psychological Association.

MY DEAR DOCTOR.-The program for the Congress of 1910, so far as it affects the Component Associations, has been arranged as follows, viz. : First. The Congress will be held on May 3 and 4, 1910.

Second. There will be a general session of the Congress on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 3, from 2.30 to 5 o'clock, during which time no sessions of the Component Associations will be held.

Third. The subject of "Artificial Immunization" will be considered at that time, the speakers being, as usual, selected by the committee on the program.

Fourth. The Component Associations are requested to consider at their several meetings on Wednesday afternoon, May 4, the second day of the Congress, the cognate subject of "Vaccine Therapy," each from its own point of view, by writers selected by the Association itself, the papers to be published as a part of the Transactions of the Congress. It is understood that if two (or more) Associations wish to unite in a discussion, they are at liberty to do so. You will, therefore, kindly bring this to the notice of your Association at its next meeting, or otherwise, according as your Association is constituted, and have the writers appointed as mentioned, notifying me as soon as possible in order that I may get out the preliminary program of the Congress without delay.

I am very truly yours,


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