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OFFICERS, COMMITTEES AND DELEGATES
FOR THE YEAR 1904-1905.
EDWARD N. BRUSH.
SAMUEL T. EARLE, JR., D. C. R. MILLER, JULIUS A. JOHNSON.
THOMAS A. ASHBY.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
HENRY M. HURD, L. McLANE TIFFANY, WILMER BRINTON,
STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS. EUGENE MCE. VAN NESS, J. MCPHERSON SCOTT, EDWIN J. DIRICKSON, BRICE W. GOLDSBOROUGH, FRANKLIN B. SMITH, JAMES A. STEVENS, L. A. GRIFFITH, HERBERT HARLAN.
THOMAS S. LATIMER, WILLIAM OSLER, ROBERT W. JOHN-
COMMITTEE ON SCIENTIFIC WORK AND ARRANGEMENTS.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC POLICY AND LEGISLATION. WILLIAM H. WELCH, THOMAS S. LATIMER, EDWIN J. DIRICKSON, EDWARD N. BRUSH, JOHN RUHRÄH.
GEORGE J. PRESTON, WILLIAM OSLER, STEWART PATON, CHARLES O'DONOVAN, J. WHITRIDGE WILLIAMS.
JOSEPH T. SMITH, FRANK D. SANGER, HUGH H. YOUNG, PHILIP BRISCOE, E. L. WHITNEY.
COMMITTEE ON FUND FOR RELIEF OF WIDOWS AND ORPHANS OF
EUGENE F. CORDELL, WILLIAM OSLER, JOHN W. CHAMBERS,
COMMITTEE TO CONFER WITH MARYLAND PHARMACEUTICAL
CHARLES H. RILEY, WILLIAM F. LOCKWOOD, J. F. CROUCH.
DELEGATES TO AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. CLOTWORTHY BIRNIE, WILLIAM OSLER; Alternates, SAMUEL T. EARLE, JR., CHARLES M. ELLIS.
AUXILIARY CONGRESSIONAL AND LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE
DELEGATES TO STATE MEDICAL SOCIETIES.
PENNSYLVANIA-J. M. SPEAR, D. C. R. MILLER; DELAWARE—
EDITOR OF TRANSACTIONS.
TO AUTHORS. Contributors to any volume of the TRANSACTIONS are requested to observe the following:
Write on one side of paper only.
2nd. Write without breaks, i e., do not begin a new sentence on a new line; when you want to begin a new paragraph, begin in the middle of the line.
3rd. Draw a line along the margin of such paragraphs as should be printed in smaller type-for instance, all that is clinical history in reports of cases, or that which is quoted, etc.
4th. Words to be printed in italics should be underscored once; in SMALL CAPITALS twice; in LARGE CAPITALS three times.
Proofs sent for revision should be returned without delay. Authors who contemplate a temporary absence from their regular residence any time during the summer, should notify the Secretary, thus avoiding vexatious delays in the delivery of proof.
Alterations in manuscript should be limited to what is of essential importance, they are equivalent to resetting, and cause additional expense; such changes, if they exceed half a page of printed matter, as also all cuts, photographs and electrotypes, are invariably to be paid for by authors.
MEMBERSHIP. Applications for membership in the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty should be addressed to the Secretary, Treasurer, or Chairman of the Examining Board, and should state name in full, post-office address, where graduated in medicine, date of graduation, date of certificate of State Licensing Board, and by whom recommended. They must be accompanied by the initiation fee of five dollars; no membership dues are required for the first current year; a copy of the annual TRANSACTIONS is mailed gratuitiously to each member. Blank applications for membership will be mailed to any address on application to the Secretary or Treasurer.
FUND FOR THE RELIEF OF WIDOWS AND ORPHANS OF DECEASED MEMBERS (Instituted 1903-See Report of Committee).
FORM OF DEVISE OR BEQUEST: I give, devise and bequeath to the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland, a corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Maryland for the benefit of the Fund for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of Deceased Members
(Here state amount or describe property.
The Semi-annual Meeting of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty was held at the Blue Mountain House, Blue Mountain, Md., on September 24 and 25, 1903. The meeting was called to order with sixty members present, Thursday afternoon, September 24, at 3 o'clock, by the President, Dr. Eugene F. Cordell, who made the following address:
The first prompting of my heart on this occasion is to express to you, my colleagues of this ancient and honorable Faculty, my deep appreciation of the honor which you have so unexpectedly conferred upon me in electing me to this important office, and I utilize the first public opportunity for obeying this impulse. It is indeed a high distinction, to occupy a chair that has been filled for over a century by the most eminent members of our profession in this State. Nay more it is an incentive to the highest exertion, to know that by your unanimous designation I am treading in the footsteps of such men as Upton Scott, Philip Thomas, Ennalls Martin, Richard Sprigg Stewart, Joshua I. Cohen, Nathan R. Smith, Christopher Johnston, Frank Donaldson, Richard McSherry, John R. Quinan, and the distinguished gentlemen who more recently have adorned this position. While I cannot expect to reach the lofty height of influence and usefulness attained by these heroic figures, I do claim an allegiance to professional interests and an earnest desire to promote them, not less than any one of my predecessors. So that if the office shall appear to have lost any of its importance and effectiveness in my hands, it will be due, not to a lack of earnest purpose to advance your interests, but solely to those limitations which Nature puts upon each of us and to which we must submit.
We have met in Semi-annual Session, on this beautiful day, in the midst of this lovely mountain scenery and at this delightful season of the year, to consider matters of vital interest, not only to us as physicians, but to the citizens of the entire State. We are to consider at this meeting some of the most pressing questions of the hour. Your attention will be drawn, for example, to the diagnosis and prevention of typhoid fever, a subject of ever fresh and burning interest to us; you will hear the new code of ethics expounded by one who took a leading part in its framing and adoption; you will hear from specialists their views upon the State care of the insane and the prevention of blindness; the Secretary of the Board of Examiners will discuss the alterations needed in the medical practice act; while reports will be made by other colleagues who have had those matters under special consideration, upon the organization of the county medical societies as affiliated parts of this Society, and upon the amendments needed in our own constitution to put us in thorough accord with the American Medical Association. Besides these, we shall have a series of papers more strictly relating to medical and surgical practice. Our most earnest deliberation and wisest counsel are called for in the discussion of these matters. The fact that so many great questions are upon our programme shows that we appreciate our responsibilities and are prepared to shoulder them bravely.
Gentlemen, the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty has long since thrown off the swaddling clothes of infancy; it has left behind the inexperience and fickleness of youth; it has passed safely through the trying ordeal of middle age; and it has reached the full maturity of settled and experienced manhood. Its broad shoulders, I trust, are sufficient for any burdens that it may be destined to bear. Said a physician to me at the Surgeon General's Library, in Washington, the other day: "You have a great society in Baltimore, one that ranks with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; you have a great future before you." These are encouraging words from a high source. Let us carefully provide what further is necessary in the equipment of our society to fit it more thoroughly for the work it has to do.