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OFFICERS FOR 1886-87.

President.
Dr. S. C. JOHNSON, Hudson.

Vice-Presidents.
Dr. L. G. ARMSTRONG, Boscobel.
DR. C. OTTILLIE, La Crosse.

Permanent Secretary and Treasurer.
Dr. J. T. REEVE, Appleton.

Censor's.
1887– DR. J. K. BARTLETT, Milwaukee.
1888—DR. N. SENN, Milwaukee.
1889-DR. WM. THORNDIKE, Milwaukee.

STANDING COMMITTEES. Arrangements—Drs. G. M. Steele, T. P. Russell and R. M. Wigginton.

Surgery—Drs. Solon Marks, J. H. Vivian, J. A. Jackson.

Practice of Medicinc-Drs. G. W. Harrison, F. W. Epley and W. Wylie.

Obstetrics and Gynecology-Drs. G. M. Steele, N. M. Dodson and E. E. Loomis.

Materia Medica and TherapeuticsDrs. J. M. Dodson, C. M. Gould and A. Puls.

Nervous System-Drs. J. H. McBride, Clark Gapen and Hugo Philler.

Finance-Drs. B. C. Brett, J. B. Whiting, John Phillips.
Ethics-1887, Drs. J. K. Bartlett, J. B. Whiting and N. M.

Dodson.
1888, Drs. J. G. Barnett, T. P. Russell and L. G. Arm-

strong.

1889, Drs. Clark Gapen, G. F. Witter and F. W. Epley. Special Committee on Expert Witnesses-Drs. G. H. Fox, Clark Gapen and F. W. Epley. (continued from last year.)

In addition to the above committees, a paper may be expected from Prof. E. A. Birge of the University of Wisconsin, on “Recent Progress in Biology," and special papers from Prof. N. Senn and from Dr. A. B. Farnham.

Under the rules of this Society the reports of all Standing Committees shall, on their reference to the Publication Committee, be published in the Transactions of the Society. All other or voluntary reports or papers are to be referred to the Committee under which the report or paper would properly fall, and such Committee shall decide upon the publication of papers so referred.

The publication of any paper is not to be understood as necessarily an endorsement, by the Society, of the views contained therein.

These rules also provide that no papers shall be read before this Society when in annual session, that will take more than twenty minutes to read; if longer, a synopsis must be given, and the paper must be referred to the Committee on Publication.

ERRATA, Through a clerical error in the Transactions of the year 1885, Dr. H. S. Leffingwell, of Milwaukee, was reported (vide p. 36) as having graduated in 1883. The record should have read,

“H. S. Leffingwell, of Milwaukee; graduate of St. Louis Medical College, 1863."

In the Transactions of the same year (1885) in the discussion of Dr. Epley's paper on page 47, line 4 from top, for the name of Dr. Graff, substitute that of Dr. Alexander.

ADDENDUM TO DR. BARNETT'S PAPER, PAGE 163. [Since Dr. Barnett's article on Salicylate of Ammonium was printed the following formulæ were received from him being those generally used by him in the administration of this medicine. They are therefore given as an addendum to his paper, for the purpose of rendering it more complete and practical.] No. 1... R. Acid Salicyl.

3

drachms. Ammon. Carb. 2 drachms. Aq. Menth.

4 ounces. M.S. A dessert spoonful every 2 to 4 hours according to temperature for the earlier stages of fever, but when a little stimulation is required, add more carbonate of ammonia. For example, No. 2... R.

Acid Salicyl.
Ammon. Carb. aa 3 drachms.
Aq. Menth.

4 ounces.
Sol. S. One or two teaspoonfuls every 2 or 3 hours.

By preference I give the carbonate ammonia slightly in excess from the beginning: e. g: 3 drachms to 2!a drachms. These proportions and doses should be varied greatly according to casechildren requiring proportionately more than adults.

J. R. B.

TRANSACTIONS

OF THE

State Medical Society of Wisconsin,

FOR 1886.

FORTIETH ANNUAL SESSION.

The State Medical Society of Wisconsin met in the Senate Chamber of the Capital in the city of Madison, on Tuesday, June ist, 1886, at 8. o'clock P. M., and being called to order by Dr. Clark Gapen, Chairman of the Committee of Arrangements, the session was opened with prayer by Rev. C. H. Richards, D. D.

Music by Lueder's orchestra followed, after which Dr. Gapen addressed the society as follows: MEMBERS OF THE STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY:

On the part of the Committee of Arrangements I cordially welcome you to Madison. On the part of the Madison Medical Club, of the profession in general, and of Madison and its vicinity I also cordially welcome you, and sincerely hope that this may be one of the most profitable and enjoyable meetings you have ever had. It is our hope that this meeting may not only be profitable to us as physicians, that we may not only go home with a better knowledge

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of the science with which we deal, and better prepared to do our whole duty to those who depend upon us for professional care, but we trust another thing will be accomplished, and I know you will pardon me for alluding to it.

It has been my fortune for some years to be a member of two professions, the legal and the medical. My connection with the legal profession has been very slight—more honorary than anything else—but in it one thing has impressed me to which I wish to call attention to-night, and that is, the better acquaintance and the greater amount of cordiality and good feeling that exists in the legal profession as compared with the medical profession. I think this is not the effect of greater ability or better knowledge on the part of the legal profession. I have often wondered why it was, that lawyers come so much more frequently together, and why their relations are, externally at least, so much more cordial than are those of the members of the medical profession, and I have come to the conclusion that very largely the difficulty is inherent in the profession. We become isolated in our work and in our lives in general, and this isolation-like a melancholy-is sometimes a very sweet thing, but we cling to it with a tenacity that is unphilosophical. I hope, therefore, this meeting may not only contribute to the advancement of the profession from its purely scientific standpoint, but I trust it may be the beginning of more good fellowship, of a greater amount of sociability and cordiality; and I trust we may make such acquaintances with each other while in this city as will be dear to us through all our lives, and that will make us feel that we can do something more than we have heretofore done to advance our happiness, as well as our professional success.

I have the pleasure now to introduce to you the Mayor of Madison, Col. E. W. Keyes, who will address you.

Mr. Keyes : MR. CHAIRMAN, AND MEMBERS OF THE STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY:

I have been requested, as chief executive officer of this municipality, to tender you this evening a few words of welcome on the occasion of your annual gathering. I think I can say in behalf of all our people that Madison feels honored that you have selected this city as your place of meeting, and I can speak for our citizens that we will tender to you, one and all

, everything that is in our power, to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible.

The medical profession is a high and honorable one. I have often heard it suggested that it did not afford a great opportunity or wide field for general or political distinction. That may be true in one sense, but I have always observed when a young man makes up his mind to qualify himself for the practice of this honorable profession he does it with his mind fully made up to devote his manhood to his legitimate business and to put aside all disposition to mingle

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