MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS.
NINETEENTH ANNUAL MEETING. HOTEL KAATERSKILL, CATSKILL MOUNTAINS, Yuly I8,I883.
THE Society was called together at its nineteenth annual meeting at 10.30 A.M., by the President, DR. H. D. NOYES, of New York, who made a few congratulatory remarks, and then appointed the following committees:
Committee on Bulletin-DRS. F. B. LORING, of Washington, and E. W. BARTLETT, of Milwaukee. Auditing Committee-DR. D. WEBSTER, New York.
Committee on Membership--DRS. J. GREEN, of St. Louis; E. GRUENING, of New York; 0. F. WADSWORTH, of Boston; S. THEOBALD, of Baltimore, and E. DYER, of Newport. The Treasurer's report was read and referred. It was subsequently reported that the accounts and vouchers were correct and the report was accepted. Dr. Green, on behalf of the Committee on Membership, recommended the following names: Dr. B. E. Fryer, U.S.A., Fort Leavenworth; Dr. J. A. Andrews, Staten Island; Dr. L. Webster Fox, Philadelphia; Dr. James L. Minor, of New York, and these gentlemen were elected members of the Society. The resignation of membership of Dr. T. G. Morton was read and accepted. The President received the report of the Committee on
Nineteenth Annual Meeting. 452 Bulletin, and called on Dr. Myles Standish to read Dr. H. Derby's paper. I. " Influence on the Refraction of Four Years of College Life." The paper was discussed by Drs. Hutchinson, Web$ter, Mittendorf, Seely, Gruening, Carmalt, and Little... 2. "Some Improvements in Instruments and Appliances for Cataract Operations," by Dr. Murdoch. Discussed by Drs. Gruening, Noyes, and Theobald. 3. " Case of Tubercle of the Iris," by Dr. Schell. Discussed by Dr. H. D. Noyes. 4. " Case of Tuberculosis ,of Ciliary Muscle and Iris," by Dr. Wadsworth. Discussed by Drs. Prout, Gruening, and Webster. 5. " A Personal Experience with Prismatic Glasses," by Dr. McFarland. Discussed by Drs. Webster and McKay. 6. " On the Apparent Curvature of Surface Produced by Prisms," by Dr. Wadsworth. 7. " A Case of Sympathetic Neuro-Retinitis," by Dr. Spalding. Discussed by Drs. Webster, Kipp, Prout, Mittendorf, Schell, Theobald, H. W. Williams, Dyer, Green, Knapp, H. D. Noyes, Seely, and Buller. 8. " Thirty-five Cases of Cataract Extraction," by Dr. Webster. Discussed by Drs. Dixon, Strawbridge, Carmalt, and Noyes. 9. " Notes on Ocular Therapeutics," by Dr. Seely. Discussed by Drs. McKay, Hay, Gruening, Knapp, and Kipp. The Society then adjourned to meet at 8 P.M.
The Society met at 8.30 P.M. The minutes of the morning session were read and approved. The order of Bulletin * resumed. io. " The Treatment of Detachment of the Retina," by Dr. W. F. Mittendorf. Discussed by Drs. Gruening, Little, Andrews, Spalding, Webster, and Theobald. [I. "Two Cases of Congenital Ectopia Lentis-the One Symmetrical, the Other Unsymmetrical."-by Dr. Little. Discussed by Dr. Mittendorf.
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453 I2. "The Employment of Nitrous Oxide Gas in Surgical Operations on the Eye," by Dr. Geo. T. Stevens. Discussed by Drs. Knapp, Strawbridge, H. D. Noyes, B3uller, -and R. H. Derby. I3. "A Contribution to the Operative Treatment of Glaucoma," by Dr. Hleyl. Discussed by Drs. Webster, Noyes, and Seely. I4. " Some Additional Remarks on the Astigmatic Pencil," by Dr. Hay. Discussed by Dr. Knapp. I5. ",Case of Sarcoma of the Choroid with Interesting Clinical IFeatures," by Dr. Kipp. Discussed by Drs. Howe and Mittendorf. I6. " Case of Ossification of the Choroid, probably the Result of Congenital Disease of the Choroid," by Dr. Kipp. I7. " Trituration of the Cortex, with Preliminary Iridectomy," by Dr. Theobald. Discussed by Drs. Gruening, Kipp, Mittendorf, Knapp, Wadsworth, Webster, Fox, Noyes, Green, and Dyer. The Society went into executive session. The chairman of the Committee on Membership offered the name of Dr. E. E. Holt, Portland, Me., as candidate. Dr. Holt was elected. The Society adjourned to meet at 9 A.M. of July igth. YuZy I9th,
The Society called to order by the President. The minutes of the last session read and approved. The Treasurer' moved that the dues for the coming year be placed at five dollars. This motion was seconded and carried. The bulletin was again taken up. i8. "Vaseline Cerate-a Convenient Basis for Ointment intended for Application to the Eyelids,'; by Dr. Theobald. Discussed by Dr. Carmalt. Dr. Knapp spoke in reference to Dr. Hay's paper of yesterday, as did Drs. Noyes, McKay, and -Thomson. I9. " Blindness from Retinal Thrombosis in Consequence of Facial Erysipelas," by Dr. Knapp. .Discussed by--Drs. Buller, Kipp, Noyes, and Seely.
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20. ",Changes in Refraction, Resulting from a Blow," by Dr. Carmnalt. Discussed by Drs. Knapp, Seely, Noyes, and F. B. Loring. 22. " Blepharoplasty, according to the English Method," by Dr. Gruening. Discussed by Drs. Howe, Green, Wadsworth, Knapp, Kipp, and Andrews. 25. " History of a Case Illustrating the Difficulty of Differential Diagnosis of Glioma," by Dr. Howe, with a specimen. Discussed by Drs. Andrews and Noyes. 26. "Commotio Retinae from the Effects of an Indirect Blow," by Dr. Holt. Discussed by Drs. Theobald, Noyes, Seely, Webster, McKay, Gruening, Knapp, Kipp, and Wadsworth. .27. By title: " Two Cases of Ophthalmoplegia Externa, associated with Disease of the Optic Nerves from Brain Tumor, with an Account of the Post-Mortem Examination," by Dr. Bull.
Verbal communications were now received. Dr. F. B. Loring referred to a case of fracture of the lens by hanging, as did Drs. Green and Howe. Dr. R. H. Derby also referred to three such cases which he had reported to the New York Ophthalmological Society. Dr. McKay spoke of a case of coloboma of the iris. Dr. Theobald showed a inodification of his bandage. Dr. Mittendorf showed a preparation of jequirity bean, also of yellow oxide of mercury, and mydriatics and myotics in the form of an impalpable powder. Dr. Wadsworth spoke of the fact that a solution of eserine is not altered in power in consequence of a high color. Dr. Seely preferred an old solution. The Society went into executive session. The Chairman of the Business Cotnmittee spoke of a recommendation of the Otological Society, that Newport should be -selected as the permanent place of meeting of this Society. The chairman made this recoimendation. A vote was taken which resulted, for Newport 13, for Catskills 14. 'Dr. Green moved a reconsideration of this vote, and that ballot be taken on place of meeting. In the first vote Coney
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Island received I; Thousands Islands, I; Niagara Falls, 4; Catskills, IO; Newport, 13. By motion the three places receiving the smallest number of votes were thrown out. Vote was now taken and resulted, Catskills, i6; Newport, i i ; and Catskills selected as- place of meeting for next year. The election of officers resulted as follows: President-DR. H. D. NOYES. Vice-President-DR. W. F. NORRIS. Secretary and Treasurer-DR. RICHARD H. DERBY. Corresponding Secretary-DR. J. S. PROUT. Publishing Committee-DR. E. G. LORING, and DR. D. B.
ST. JOHN RoOSA. Adjourned. Present at the nineteenth annual meeting: DR. J. A. ANDREWS. DR. E. W. BARTLETT. DR. F. BULLER. DR. W. H. CARMALT. DR. RICHARD H. DERBY. DR. E. DYER. DR. L. WEBSTER Fox. DR. JOHN GREEN. DR. EMIL,'GRUENING. DR. GUSTAVUS HAY. DR. ALBERT G. HEYL. DR. E. E. HOLT. DR. LUCIEN HOWE. DR. EDWIN HUTCHINSON. DR. SAMUEL J. JONES. DR. CHARLES J. KIPP. DR. H. KNAPP. DR. W. S. LIrrrLE. DR. F. B. LORING.
S. F. MicFARLAND. R. J. MCKAY. C. S. MERRILL. W. F. MITTENDORF. 'DR. RUSSELL MURDOCH. DR. HENRY D. NOYES. DR. J. S. PROUT. DR. H. S. SCHELL. DR. W. W. SEELY. DR. J. A. SPALDING. DR. GEO. T. STEVENS. DR. SAMUEL B. ST. JOHN. DR. GEO. STRAWBRIDGE. DR. SAMUIL THEOBALD. DlR. WILLIAM THOMSON. DR. J. J. B. VERMYNE. DR. 0. F. WADSWORTH. DR. DAVID WEBSTER. DR. H. W. WILLIAMS. DR. DR. DR. DR.
Present by invitation: DRS. T. Y. SurrPHEN, Newark; R. H. JOHNSON, Philadelphia; MYLES STANDI)SH, Boston; SWAN M. BURNETT, Washington. RICHARD- H.- DERBY,, M. D., Recording Secretary.