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which was read by Dr. Henry R. Slack, of LaGrange, Chairman.


The duties of the Committee on Necrology are sad and solemn. They begin where yours end-at death. They are nevertheless binding, and we believe that it is right and proper that a fitting memorial should be prepared and published in the Transactions for every member of this Association after life's fitful fires have ceased to glow.

"There is a reaper whose name is Death,
And with his sickle keen

He reaps the bearded grain at a breath,
And the flowers that grow between."

This reaper never tires, but fortunately his sheaves are not always full, and we have, so far as your committee has been able to learn, a smaller number of names to transfer from the active list to the In Memoriam than usual. They are:

Dr. DeSaussure Ford, Augusta.

Dr. Robert H. Hightower, Dublin.
Dr. Robert W. Hynes, Atlanta.
Dr. Alexander Mack, Decatur.
Dr. E. Morgan, Arlington.

Dr. D. D. Quillian, Athens.

Dr. I. A. Ketron, Clarkesville.

Your committee has endeavored to secure fitting memorials for these members, but has succeeded so far in securing only two. We have the promise of others, and request the privilege of having them published in the Transactions when received by the Secretary.




In the death of Dr. D. D. Quillian, which occurred at Athens, Ga., April 17, 1906, the medical fraternity lost a most talented and noble fellow worker. Daniel David Quillian was born in White county, Georgia, November 11, 1862. His ancestors were of the sturdy English and Irish stock whose main ambitions were the uplifting of humanity and the advancement of God's cause in this world. Dr. Quillian was raised on a farm, and received his primary education in the country schools of that time. In 1883 he entered the Sophomore class at Emory College, remaining there until 1885, when he was compelled to leave on account

of ill health. While at Emory he was prominent in college life, being a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, besides winning for himself a speaker's place both years. In 1889 he graduated from the Atlanta Medical College, and immediately thereafter entered into the practice of the profession at Athens, Ga., where he remained until his death. In early life he joined the Methodist church, and was always a faithful and consistent member, being a steward at the time of his death. "He believed in the power of kindness, and spanned with divine sympathy the gulf that separates the fallen from the pure."

He was wise and successful in business, and the soul of integrity. He was full of charity and public spirit. He was a member of the I. O. O. F., a Mason, and a K. of P. He was stricken down in the midst of apparent vigorous manhood, when his life seemed most propitious, and when his usefulness to his race and profession seemed fairly in its prime. Few men are more devoted to the profession than was he-remarkably few so ready at all times and under all circumstances to respond to its exacting demands and to undergo its arduous labors. His success in life can only be attributed to his marked attention to detail, tireless energy, and unfaltering devction to duty.

A wife and five children are left to mourn for an affectionate husband and a devoted father. The entire citizenry of Athens bow their heads in sorrow for the loss of one who gave the best years of his life that they and their loved ones might live.

The world is better for the life he lived, and his memory is a priceless legacy to his friends.

On motion, the report was adopted.

The next order was the Report of the Committee on Scientific Work.

The secretary said that the only work the committee did this year was the preparation of the program. In preparing the program, Dr. Harris and the secretary, the third member of the committee not being present, endeavored to classify the different topics on the program so far as practicable, so that papers on kindred subjects might be read and discussed together, and in this way save time. The committee felt that this was absolutely necessary, otherwise the Association would not be able to get through

with its work, considering the increased membership and the number of papers on the program.

The committee suggested that inasmuch as the election of officers is to occur at three o'clock on Friday af-* ternoon, which will probably occupy the entire afternoon, that the papers set for Friday morning be taken up Thursday afternoon, if possible, and the program continued until nine o'clock, Thursday night. In this way the committee feels that the program can be finished by Friday. This, however, is merely a suggestion to dispose of as many papers as possible.

On motion, the report of the committee was accepted. The Secretary-Treasurer presented his annual report, as follows:


During the year just closed there have been organized seventyeight county societies in the following counties: Baldwin, Banks, Bartow, Berrien, Bibb, Butts, Calhoun, Clayton and Campbell, Carroll, Chatham, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Cobb, Colquitt, Coweta, Decatur, DeKalb, Docly and Crisp, Dougherty, Douglas, Early, Elbert, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Harris, Henry, Irwin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jones, Lincoln, McDuffie, Madison, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Muscogee, Newton and Rockdale, Dodge, Pulaski and Telfair, Oconee, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Putnam, Randolph, Richmond, Screven, Spalding, Stephens, Stewart and Webster, Sumter, Taliaferro, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Troup, Turner, Twiggs, Upson, Walker, Walton, Ware, Warren, Washington, Wilkes, Worth. Six counties, having too small a number of physicians for independent organization, have united with an adjoining county, thus making eighty-four counties rep. resented by seventy-eight societies. The number of members in good standing and who have paid their dues for 1906, in the coun. ties named, is one thousand. In addition to this there are, in unorganized counties, between one and two hundred old members of the Association. These men are in good standing and will pay their dues to the general secretary-treasurer of the State body until an organization in their counties can be per

fected. It is the expectation of the Council to get all the remaining counties in the State organized before the next meeting.

The work of organization being new to the Council as well as to the physicians at large, the work accomplished during the past year is most gratifying, and its good effect is already being felt by the profession.

The financial condition of the Association is shown by the following statement:


April 17. Balance in bank.....

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$ 582 88

1,979 00

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Collected by County Secretaries for 1906..... 3,000 00

$5,561 85


5 00

3 00

8 00

3 23

3 00

2 62 131 70 98 40

100 00

11 75

33 75

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J. P. Stevens Co..

Constitutions and Charters.

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"C. R. Barksdale.

Transactions and stationery.

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Respectfully submitted.


1,069 69

17 20

14 10

1 45

3 50

71 50

600 00 98 55

$2,281 59 3,280 29

$5,561 88

LOUIS H. JONES, Secretary-Treasurer.

On motion, the report of the Secretary-Treasurer was


Dr. M. A. Clark read the report of Business Transacted by the House of Delegates, as follows:


The meeting was called to order by President Holliday, and opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Cree.

Dr. Willis Westmoreland: I move that the President appoint a committee of three, of which the Secretary shall be ex-officio a member, to go over the credentials of the delegates to this body. (Motion seconded and adopted.)

The President then appointed Dr. Jones, the Secretary, Dr. Willis Westmoreland and Dr. T. E. Oertel as the Committee on Credentials.

Dr. Willis Westmoreland: I move that the committee just appointed report to the President to-morrow morning what counties are represented and what counties are not represented, and from that list the President can make his appointments of delegates to act for the unrepresented counties.

Dr. To expedite matters, I offer as a substitute that the Secretary go on with the call of the roll.

Dr. M. A. Clark: I offer as a substitute for the whole that the members of the House of Delegates are vouched for, and that the Association is ready for busines.

(Substitute offered by Dr. Clark seconded and adopted.)

The Secretary having stated that twenty delegates were present, the President then announced that the House was ready for business.

Dr. Willis Westmoreland: I move that in counties where an organization has been chartered by this Association that the members of this Association shall be limited to the members of the chartered county organization, and that where there is no county organization the membership shall be limited to the previous members of the Association; in other words, that the Society shall not take in new members except through the regularly chartered county organizations.

(Motion seconded and adopted.)

Dr. Willis Westmoreland: I move that nobody be allowed to have the floor of this Association except regularly constituted members of the Association.

(Motion seconded and adopted.)

Dr. Willis Westmoreland: I move that the councilors and dele

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