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CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS.
Adopted April 26th, 1904.
ARTICLE I.—NAME OF THE SOCIETY. The name and title of this, the State Medical Society, shall be The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland.
ARTICLE II.-PURPOSES OF THE SOCIETY. The purposes of this Faculty shall be to federate and bring into one compact organization the entire medical profession of the State of Maryland, and to unite with similar societies of other States to form the American Medical Association; to extend medical knowledge and advance medical science; to elevate the standard of medical education, and to secure the enactment and enforcement of just medical laws; to promote friendly intercourse among physicians; to guard and foster the material interests of its members and to protect them against imposition; and, to enlighten and direct public opinion, so that the profession shall become more capable and honorable within itself, and more useful to the public, in the prevention and cure of disease, and in prolonging and adding comfort to life.
ARTICLE III.—COMPONENT SOCIETIES. The component societies of this Faculty are those county medical societies and the Baltimore City Medical Society, which hold charters from the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland.
ARTICLE IV.-COMPOSITION OF THE FACULTY. SECTION 1. This Faculty shall consist of Members, Honorary Members and Delegates.
Sec. 2. Members. The members of this Faculty shall be the members of the component medical societies.
Sec. 3. Delegates. Delegates shall be those members who are elected in accordance with this Constitution and By-Laws to represent their respective component societies in the House of Delegates of this Faculty.
Sec. 4. Honorary Members. The title of honorary member may be conferred upon any distinguished member of the Americal Medical Association, residing out of the State, or upon any distinguished foreign physician, upon recommendation of the Council.
Sec. 5. Guests. Any distinguished physician not a resident of this State who is a member of his own State Association may become a guest during any Annual Session on invitation of this Faculty, and shall be accorded the privilege of participating in all of the scientific work for that Session.
ARTICLE V.-HOUSE OF DELEGATES. The House of Delegates shall be the legislative and business body of the Faculty, and shall consist of (1) Delegates elected by the Component Societies, (2) the Councilors, and (3) ex officio, the President, Secretary and Treasurer of this Faculty, and the Chairmen of the Board of Trustees and Library Committee.
ARTICLE VI.-COUNCIL. The Council shall consist of the Councilors, and the President, Secretary and Treasurer, ex-officio. Besides its duties mentioned in the By-Laws, it shall constitute the Finance Committee of the House of Delegates. Five Councilors shall constitute a quorum.
ARTICLE VII.-SECTIONS AND DISTRICT SOCIETIES. The House of Delegates may provide for a division of the scientific work of the Faculty into appropriate sections, and for the organization of such Councilor District Societies as will promote the best interests of the profession, such societies to be composed exclusively of members of component societies.
ARTICLE VIII.-SESSIONS AND MEETINGS. SECTION 1. The Annual Meeting of the Faculty shall be held in the City of Baltimore beginning on the fourth Tuesday of April, and Semi-annual Meetings may be called at such time and place as the Council may designate. During these meetings there'shall be held daily General Sessions which shall be open to all registered members and guests.
Sec. 2. Special meetings of either the Faculty or the House of Delegates shall be called by the President or on petition of ten delegates or twenty members.
Sec. 3. a. For the promotion of its scientific work the Baltimore City Medical Society of the Faculty shall be divided into sections, as follows:
Sec. 1. Clinical Medicine, Pathology and Surgery.
And as many more sections as may at any time be proposed in writing by ten members of that Society and approved by a vote of three-fourths of the members present at a stated meeting
b. Each section shall elect its own officers annually and establish regulations for its own government, not repugnant to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Faculty; each section being subordinate to the Faculty in all matters wherein the latter shall be concerned.
C. Any member of the Faculty may elect to attend as many of the sections as he desires; but in order to be enrolled and receive notices of said section meetings, he shall register his name with the Secretary of each of such sections.
The officers of this Faculty shall be a President, three Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Board of ten Trustees, a State Board of Medical Examiners, as provided by law, and eleven Councilors who shall be chosen as fol
lows: two from the Eastern Shore, four from the Western Shore, outside of Baltimore City, and five from Baltimore City.
Sec. 2. The officers shall be elected annually as hereinafter provided. The President shall appoint the first Councilors, to serve for one year, or until their successors are elected. The terms of the elected Councilors shall be for three years, those first elected serving one, two and three years, as may be determined by lot. The House of Delegates shall nominate to the Faculty the members of the Board of Medical Examiners. The members of the Board of Medical Examiners shall be elected by said Faculty in accordance with the provisions of the State law. All of these officers shall serve until their successors are elected and installed.
Sec. 3. The officers of this Faculty shall be elected by the House of Delegates on the morning of the last day of the Annual Session. No person shall be elected to any office who has not been a member of the Faculty for the preceding two years and paid his dues in full.
ARTICLE X.-RECIPROCITY OF MEMBERSHIP WITH OTHER
STATE SOCIETIES. In order to broaden professional fellowship this Faculty may arrange with other State Medical Associations for interchange of certificates of membership, so that members moving from one State to another may avoid the formality of re-election.
ARTICLE XI.-FUNDS AND EXPENSES. Funds shall be raised by a per capita assessment on each component society. The amount of the assessment shall be $2.00 per capita per annum for members of the County Societies and $6.00 for members of the Baltimore City Medical Society. Funds may also be raised by voluntary contributions, from the sale of the Faculty's publications, and in any other manner approved by the House of Delegates. Funds may be appropriated by the House of Delegates to defray the expenses of the Faculty, for publications,