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1919

July 8 Withdrew to pay dues of indigent mem

bers

Balance on hand May 19, 1920

The Fund consists of

I Ist Mortgage Bond, Hartford City Gas
Light Co.

$113.34

20.00

2.26

20.00

2.22

$157.82

24.00

$133.82

Respectfully submitted,

P. H. INGALLS,
Treasurer.

HARTFORD, May 19, 1920.

This will certify that we have this day audited the accounts of the Treasurer and find them correct and the securities listed as above to be in his possession.

THOS. F. ROCKWELL,
WALTER R. STEINER,

Auditors.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC POLICY

AND LEGISLATION.

DR. E. K. ROOT, Chairman.

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the House of Delegates:

In view of the fact that the legislature has not and will not meet during the continuance of this Committee, we have the honor to report that no meetings have been held and we have no recommendations to make to be submitted to the House of Delegates.

Respectfully submitted,

E. K. ROOT,

Chairman.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL
EXAMINATIONS AND MEDICAL

EDUCATION.

DR. ROBERT L. ROWLEY, Secretary.

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the House of Delegates:

Your Committee on Medical Examinations and Medical Education has had six meetings during the past year, three of which were for the purpose of conducting examinations and the other three meetings were for the purpose of reviewing the results of the examinations and recording the vote of the Committee as to the standing of each applicant.

There appeared before the Board for examination in July fifty applicants, in November thirty-seven applicants, and in March twenty-eight applicants, making a total of one hundred and fifteen. Two of these applicants took the examinations twice and two took the examinations three times during the past year, so that the one hundred and fifteen applicants represent a total of one hundred and nine persons. Ninety-six passed the examinations satisfactorily and were recommended to the State Department of Health for licensure. Thirteen persons failed to

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pass the examinations. Of the thirteen, one had a Degree in Arts, two had one year in college and the others had no college education. Of the thirteen who failed to pass the examinations eight were graduated from medical colleges rated as "A" and five from medical colleges rated "B."

The Committee has given much thought during the past year to the subject of reciprocity with the boards of other states and with the National Board of Medical Examiners, but has adopted no change in its practice as relates to these matters.

The Committee has under consideration the formulation of a plan for allowing credits dependent upon the number of years of practice that an applicant has had; also a plan for assigning different valuations to the various subjects covered by the examinations, emulating in this respect the practice of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

The Committee wishes to make note of a change in the customary place for holding the examinations. For many years the examinations have been held in New Haven, but the facilities were hardly suitable when a large number of applicants appeared. We were fortunate in being able to obtain accommodations at the Capitol in Hartford, where our last two examinations have been conducted. From almost every standpoint this seems to be a desirable and logical place for our meetings.

At a meeting of this Committee in November a change in its organization was effected, through the resignation by Dr. Tuttle from the Secretaryship, after a record of twenty years of conscientious endeavor and active service in all matters pertaining to the elevation of the standards of medical education in this State. In accepting Dr. Tuttle's resignation as Secretary, the Committee was pleased to confer upon him the honor of Presidency of the Board.

Respectfully submitted,

ROBERT L. ROWLEY,

Secretary.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SCIENTIFIC WORK. DR. C. J. BARTLETT, Chairman.

The report of this Committee is before you in the form of the programme for this meeting. It should be added that, as usual, the work has practically all been done by our efficient Secretary, Dr. Lane.

Respectfully submitted,
C. J. BARTLETT,

Chairman.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION. DR. WALTER R. STEINER, Chairman.

Mr. President and Members of the House of Delegates:

The Transactions of the Society were published as early as facilities for printing would allow. The Editor is indebted to the Secretary for doing a large share of his work. The promptness of most of the officers was also greatly appreciated. With such support by the officers, and barring delays in publication, the Proceedings should be in the hands of the members within. four or five weeks of the date of the meeting. The Editor makes the suggestion that only those papers which are of local interest be incorporated in the Proceedings since papers of general interest would probably have a wider reading if published in one of the journals, and the Society would be saved the expense of publication.

Respectfully submitted,
WALTER R. STEINER,

Chairman.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HONORARY MEMBERS AND DEGREES.

DR. E. K. ROOT, Chairman.

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the House of Delegates:

The Committee on Honorary Members and Degrees beg to suggest the name of Dr. E. R. Baldwin of Saranac Lake, N. Y., as an honorary member of this Society.

Respectfully submitted,

E. K. ROOT,
Chairman.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON A SANATORIUM FOR THE NERVOUS POOR.

DR. FRANK K. HALLOCK, Chairman.

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the House of Delegates:

At last, after nine years of inaction, it would now appear that this Committee has an opportunity to accomplish the purpose for which it was created. In 1910, after laboring nine years, the Committee on a State Colony for Epileptics successfully finished its work by obtaining a charter and appropriation from the State Legislature for the establishment of such an institution. Continuing the progressive policy which has always characterized our State Medical Society, a Committee on a Sanatorium for the Nervous Poor was appointed at the next annual meeting in 1911. At the same time two other special committees were created; one on the establishment of a State Farm for Inebriates, and the other a Committee on the Medical Inspection of Schools.

Owing in part to an awakened interest of the legal profession in the establishment of a State Farm for Inebriates, it was decided to focus the efforts of our State Society upon the work of this Committee and let the claims of the Committee on a Sanatorium for the Nervous Poor stand in abeyance until the Farm for Inebriates was an assured fact. After the State Farm was established, the State Sanatorium Committee was further delayed in presenting its claims by conditions due to the war.

As a result of National Prohibition it is reported that the State Farm for Inebriates in Norwich has comparatively few patients and it has occurred to your Committee that an appeal might be made to the General Assembly to convert this institution at Norwich into a State Sanatorium for the treatment of nervous invalids of limited means. Such an institution might simply be called "The State Sanatorium and Farm Colony." With reasonable care as to the admission of patients this institution might still include the treatment of inebriates and psychopathic individuals in addition to the larger class of neurasthenic and general invalids unsuited for the home or general hospital environment.

With this thought in mind the Chairman of this Committee

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