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Insanity ; by Mr. Francis M. Dewson, an ex-member of the Board of Trustees; by Mr. H. H. Atherton, senior Councillor of the State, representing His Excellency, the Governor; and by Mr. Henry M. Kendall, of Kendall, Taylor & Stevens, of Boston, the architects under whose direction the building was erected. There was a large gathering of the laity to whom the beauty and adaptability of the building was something of a revelation.
We have previously given a description of the building. The furnishings are now complete; the furniture of oak substantial and comfortable. The bed steads were specially designed for the hospital by the Putnam Co., and look neat and comfortable. Each small private room is furnished with bed, table, wardrobe, chair, commode, and bureau. The large day or sitting rooms are furnished with polished oak furniture, handsome rugs, fireplace with andirons, and everything to make it homelike and attractive. On the eleventh of the month thirty-five patients (acute cases) were transferred from the old wards, and the new building is now in active work as an integral part of the hospital.
There are two things for which this building should be noted. It is the first insane hospital in New England to have a complete Turkish bath, and secondly, it is a State building, built with public money, and has been entirely finished within the original appropriations. It proves that the thing can be done sometimes.
LADIES HAHNEMANN MONUMENT
BUFFALO, February 1, 1899. Dear Mr. Editor, — The president of the Ladies' Hahnemann Monument Association has authorized me to communicate some facts which may be of interest to your readers. The work of raising money for the Hahnemann Monument by the above organization came to an abrupt standstill soon after the association was formed, on account of the war with Spain.
Now that these momentous conditions are changed to an era of peace and prosperity, the project is again being pushed in every part of the United States of collecting the requisite amount to assist in completing this most superb memorial to the founder of homeopathy.
Many distinguished women in all sections of the country are interested in this movement; a few names will suffice to show the kind of representation the organization has :
Mrs. M. A. Hanna, Ohio; Mrs. George Westinghouse, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. John Dalzell, Pennsylvania ; Mrs. James A. Mount, Indiana ; Mrs. H. Clay Evans, Tennessee ; Mrs. William Appleton, Massachusetts ; Mrs. H. N. Higginbotham, Illinois ; Mrs. John S. Newberry, Michigan ; Mrs. Elihu Root, New York; Mrs. John H. Vincent, Kansas.
Could this work of raising a monument to Samuel Hahnemann have a stronger indorsement among the laity than these brilliant names ?
This effort, combined with the splendid achievement of the physicians' committee in obtaining $30,000 for this object, insures the success of the entire movement.
One of the several methods employed by the Ladies' Hahnemann Monument Association has been to send out a personal letter to homeopathic physicians, intending to interest those who have not yet given, asking for small contributions to the fund.
This appeal, only just begun, has at the outset met with most encouraging results, especially noteworthy because many of the physicians whose names are here given had already contributed once, twice, and even thrice to the Hahnemann Monument fund. The courtesy of the replies for promptness, kind words, and the enclosures is deeply appreciated by all concerned.
In the near future the complete report of the treasurer, Mrs. A. R. Wright, will be forwarded for publication in your valuable columns. Physicians' contributions will be sent as often as amounts warrant it. Very cordially yours,
ANNIE H. FROST,
EDITORIAL NOTES AND COMMENTS.
We regret very much that through an oversight on the part of the editor the names of the author of the article on “ Bromime Vapor," Dr. Dwight Warren, of Winsted, Conn., and the author of the article on “The Physician and the Public Schools,” Dr. J. H. Bennett, of Pawtucket, R. I., were omitted from the headings of the articles.
Dr. Marie J. Mergler has been elected Dean of Northwestern University Woman's Medical School, in place of Dr. I. N. Danforth, resigned. Dr. Danforth has been elected Dean Emeritus.
The yearly course at this school has been changed from one of two semesters to one of four semesters of twelve weeks each, commencing the first of July, October, January, and April. Three semesters will be required; the other semester will be optional. The number of regular students will be limited to one hundred; twenty-five in each class. They will be admitted to competitive examination for place in class, only after having complied with the requirements of the State Board of Health.
Examinations of applicants to fill vacancies on the House Staff of the Brooklyn Homeopathic Hospital will be held on April 19, and again on May 8, at noon at the Hospital 109 Cumberland Street.
The following clipping from the Ann Arbor Daily Argus shows the satisfactory growth of the Homeopathic Hospital at Ann Arbor:
The real work and growth of the university hospital, homeopathic, is not fully understood or realized by many. To give a clearer view of what has been done, the following facts have been gleaned from a report by Dr. E. B. Maynard, the hospital superintendent. The material growth of the homeopathic department has been much greater than that of any other. During the past three years the amount of cash turned into the treasurer of the university homæopathic department has grown as follows : 1896, $1,751.15; 1897, $3,468.60; 1898, $7,934.39. The excess in attendance at the hospital this year over two years ago is 19 patients daily. Although the regular accommodations of the hospital during the past year were 55, as many as 65 have at one time been crowded into its wards. The classification of patients during the last year by occupation is as follows: Percentage of entire number admitted, farmers' wives, 25 per cent; farmers, 14; farmers' sons and daughters, 16 ; farmers' babies and small children, 6; farm domestics, 2; farm hands, 4 ; total, 67 per cent; mechanics, 6; paupers, 2; domestics, 1; children not from farms, 1; students, 10; unclassified, 13; total 33 per cent, which goes to make up the 100 per cent or the whole.
BOSTON HOMEOPATHIC MEDICAL SOCIETY.
The regular meeting of the society was held at the Boston University School of Medicine, Thursday evening, March 2, 1899, at eight o'clock, President Sarah S. Windsor, M.D., in the chair.
The records of the last meeting were read and approved.
The following physicians were proposed for membership: Wilmot L. Marden, M.D., Lynn, Susan B. H. Gibbs, M.D., Roxbury, and Chas. S. Capelle, M.D., Roxbury.
Granville E. Hoffses, M.D., Boston, and Frank E. Schubmehl, M.D., Allston, were elected to membership.
The following amendment to the By-Laws proposed at the February meeting, providing for the expulsion of members was adopted : -
Any member may be expelled from the society, or having resigned his membership may be deprived of his privileges, by a vote of two thirds of the members present at any regular meeting, upon charges of the following description, provided the charge or charges against him have first been considered by the Executive Committee, and provided he has been notified of the same by the Secretary and an opportunity has thereby been given him to make his defence before the society :
1. For any gross and notorious immorality or infamous crime under the laws of the land.
2. For any attempt to subvert the objects or injure the reputation of the society.
3. For advertising, publicly vending, or pretending to the knowl. edge and use of any secret nostrum.
4. For advertising one's self or knowingly allowing one's self to be advertised as possessing remarkable or extraordinary powers of ability.
5. For any conduct which, in the opinion of two thirds of the members present at any regular meeting, shall be dishonorable.
The committee appointed to draw up resolutions on the death of Dr. John T. Harris reported as follows:
Whereas, Dr. John T. Harris, after a long life devoted to the faithful performance to his duty, has been called to his well-earned rest, therefore,
Resolved, That we, the members of the Boston Homeopathic Medical Society, testify to the high regard in which he was held in our midst, to our appreciation of his qualities of earnest devotion to his professional and other duties, his uprightness of character, his kindly disposition, and the good example he always set his colleagues and the younger generation.
Resolved, That we desire to express to his family and relatives our sympathy in this time of their bereavement, and to place such expression upon the records of our society.
Dr. Baker-Flint, chairman of the committee to solicit funds for the completion of the Hahnemann Monument reported progress and acknowledged receipt of the following sums : By Dr. Appleton
5.00. H. C. Clapp
5.00. 3d „ J. W. Clapp
5.00. A. B. Church
5.00. Benj. Church.