MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS.
Held in the City of Newport, 7uly 27 and 28, I88i, at the Masonic Building, corner of Chiurch acnd School Streets. NEWPORT, 7UZy 27, i88I. THE Society was called to order at IO A.M., by the President, DR. HENRY D. NOYES, of New York. The first business was the appointment of committees, and the Chair appointed the following:
COMMITTEE ON MEMBERSHIP.
DRS. HASKET DERBY, of Boston; W. H. CARMALT, of New Haven; JOHN GREEN, of St. Louis; GEORGE C. HARLAN, of Philadelphia; and ARTHUR MATHEWSON, of. Brooklyn. COMMITTEE ON BULLETIN.
DRS. GEORGE STRAWBRIDGE, of Philadelphia, and H. G. MILLER, of Providence. AUDITING COMMITTEE.
DR. 0. F. WADSWORTH, of Boston.
The Treasurer, DR. RICHARD H.. DERBY, of New York, read his report, which was referred to the Auditing Committee and approved. The report of the Committee on Membership was read by DR.- HASKET DERBY, Chairman. The following candidates were recommended for membership: Dr. H. W. Bradford, of Boston; Dr. S. C. Ayres, of Cincinnati; Dr. W. F. Mittendorf, of New York; Dr. J. P. Worrell, of Terre Haute.
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Upon ballot, these gentlemen were elected members of the Society. The name of Dr. A. Alt, of St. Louis, proposed by Drs. J. Green and C. J. Kipp, was presented for membership. *The report of the Committee on Bulletin was received, and the following, was the order in which papers were read: I. The first paper was by Dr. William F. Norris, of Philadelphia, " On the Administration of Anwsthetics in Bright's Disease of the Kidneys, and on Some Cases of Sudden Death after Cataract Operations." It was discussed by Dr. A. Mathewson, after which a paper entitled 2. " One Hundred Cases of Cataract Extraction, with a Single Failure; with a Discussion of the Advantaaes of NonAnwsthesia in this Operation," was read by Dr. Hasket Derby, of Boston. The papers read by Drs. Norris and Derby were then discussed by Drs. D. B. St. John Roosa, George Strawbridge, H. W. Williams, W. H. Carmalt, the President, 0. F. Wadsworth, J. S. Prout, B. Joy Jeffries, C. J. Kipp, and the
authors. 3. "The Peculiar Look of the Color-Blind." By Dr. B. Joy Jeifries. 4. " A Case of Persistent Hyaloid Artery.". By Dr. W. S. Little. 5. "A Contribution to the Study of Glaucomna (Cases)." By Dr. W. S. Little. The last paper was discussed by the President, who mentioned two cases where he had removed the entire iris. Dr.. John Green then read a paper entitled 6. "Iridotomy, with Division of an Anterior Synechia, by the Use of Wecker's Pince-Ciseaux." 7. " Case of Congenital Paralysis of the Sixth and; Seventh Nerves." By Dr. George C. Harlan. 8. " Cicatrices of the Face, Involving the Eyelids and Orbit, and the Means to be Adopted for Remedying the D¢-fects which they Produce." 9. "Malignant Disease of the Bones of the Orbit and Face." Both by Dr. C; S.' Bull (by title).
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Io. " A Source of Danger in the Eye-Glass Frame as Commonly Manufactured." By Dr. Francis B. Loring II. "Report of a Case in which Useful Vision was Maintained through a Number of Years by the Aid of a Totally Dislocated Lens." By Dr. Samuel Theobald. The paper was discussed by Drs. G. C. Harlan, H. W. Williams, and the President. I2. Dr. Hasket Derby then exhibited Dr. H. W. Bradford's " Electro-Magnet," and cases were reported in which this or a similar instrument had been used by Drs. C. J. Kipp, 3. Joy Jeffries, and the President. 13. " The Comparative Value of the Mydriatics in Ophthalmic Practice." By Dr. S. D. Risley, of Philadelphia. The paper was discussed by Drs. John Green, F. B. Loring, S. Theobald, William F. Norris, W. S. Little, D. B. St. John Roosa, E. W. Bartlett, S. C. Ayres, 0. F. Wadsworth, and the President. The Society then adjourned to meet at 7.30 P.M.
FIRST DAY-EVENING SESSION. The Society was called to order at eight o'clock, by the VicePresident, DR. WILLIAM F. NORRIS, of Philadelphia. I4. The first paper was read by Dr. Charles J. Kipp, of Newark, N. J., and entitled " Two Cases of Sarcoma of the Choioid Presenting Unusual Clinical Features." It was discussed by Drs. John Greeni, J. F. Noyes, 0. F. Wadsworth, and the President. Dr. S. Theobald, of Baltimore, then read a paper on I5. "1 Wlhat Constitutes Insufficiency of the Internal Recti Muscles? It was discussed by Drs. 0. F. Wadsworth, R. H. Derby, D. B. St. John Roosa, John Green, S. D. Risley, G. Hay, G. C. Harlan, F. Buller, the President, and the author. i6. " Weak Eyes in the Schools of Philadelphia." By S. D. Risleey, M.D., of Philadelphia.
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The paper was discussed by Drs. 0. F. Wadsworth, W. S. Little, and the author. Dr. Charles H. Williams, of Boston, reported, with remarks, 17. " Two Cases in which he had Removed Steel Chips from the Eye by Means of the Electro-Magnet." The Society then adjourned to meet Thursday at 9.30 o'clock.
SECOND DAY-JULY 28, I88I-MORNING SESSION. The Society was called to order at 9.30 A.M., by the President. The Secretary read the minutes of the previous sessions, and they were approved. Dr. Carmalt moved that all papers read in session be referred to the Publishing Committee, with power to print or reject them. This motion was seconded and carried. Dr. Kipp requested the privilege of obtaining an abstract of the proceedings for publication in the Archives of Ophthalinology. Granted. A similar request made by the stenographer, Dr. W. M. Carpenter, was granted for the Medical Record. I8. The first paper was read by Dr. F. Buller, of Montreal, and entitled " A Case of Sudden and Complete Loss of Vision after Large Doses of Quinine." It was discussed by Drs. John Green, D. B. St. John Roosa, anti S. D. Risley. I9. Dr. John Green then read a paper " OIn Marked Narrowing of Field, with Diminished Acuity of Vision following the Use of Duboisia, and Presumably Due to the Use of that Drug." By Dr. J. P. Worrell, of Terre Haute, Ind. 20. Dr. George C. Harlan, of Philadelphia, then reported "A Case of Intermittent Concomitant Convergent Strabismus." It was discussed by Dr. S. Theobald and the author. 2I. Dr. D. B. St. John Roosa, of Nev York, reported "4 Case of Concussion of the Vitreous, Choroid, and Retina by a Bullet."
It was discussed by Drs. 0. F. Wadsworth, G. Hay, and the President. 22. " Neurotomy of the Optic and Ciliary Nerves." By Dr. 0. F. Wadsworth, of.Boston. The paper was discussed by Drs. C. J. Kipp, F. Buller, S. D. Risley, and the President. 23. " Observations on Some Therapeutical Applications of Pilocarpine " was the title of a paper read by Dr. John Green, of St. Louis. It was discussed by Drs. S. Theobald and S. D. Risley.
Verbal Communications. Dr. S. Theobald, of Baltimore, exhibited a set of lachrymal probes. Also a bandage constructed so as to prevent the puckering of the binocular. eye-piece. Dr. H. D. Noyes, of New York, reported a case of so-called "Cure of Cataract by Electricity." He also reported a case of " Pulsating Exophthalmos," cured by the ligation of the blood-vessels. Dr. John Green spoke of the use of Snellen's clamp as a forceps in the operation for entropion. Dr. H. D. Noyes described a modified operation for preventing wrinkling of the pedicle of the flap brought down from the forehead, in plastic operations for removing the deformity due to extensive removal of tissue in cases of epithelioma of the inner angle of the orbit. Dr. W. H. Carmalt reported " A Case of Traumnatic Arterio-venous Aneurism." Dr. S. D. Risley spoke of the difficulty in making a diagnosis of tumors of the orbit, -and related a case. Dr. George C. Harlan reported a case similar to that reported by Dr. Carmalt; also a case of "Congenital Aneurismal Varix." The following papers were read by title: I. " On the CliniGal Resemblances between Sound and Color." 2. "Bony Growth of the Conjunctiva."
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3. " A Remarkable Case of Splenic Disease, with Retinitis Leucamica." All by Dr. E. G. Loring. 4. " A Case of Pulsating Tumor of the Orbit." By Dr. H. S. Schel,l 5. "Ulceration of the Cornea, Relieved by the Removal of Cerumen from the Ears." By Dr. James A. Spalding. The Committee on Membership nominated the following officers for the ensuing year: President- HENRY D. NOYES, of New York. Vice-President-WM. F. NORRIS, of Philadelphia. Secretary anid Treasutrer-RICHARD H. DERBY, of New York. Corresponding Secretary-J. S. PROUT, of Brooklyn. Committee on Publicationts-E. G. LORING, D. B. ST. JOHN ROOSA, of New York. These gentlemnen were all duly elected. The Committee recommended for the next place of meeting, Lake George-or Neewport, if proper accommodations at Lake George cannot be obtained. Dr. F. B. Loring was added to the Committee, to arrange for the place for holding the annual meeting in I882.
UpQn motion the Society then adjourned. RICHARD H. DERBY, Secretary. Present at the seventeenth annual meeting: DR. DR. DR. DR. DR. DR. DR. DR. DR. DR. DR. DR. DR. DR.
S. C. AYRES. EDWIN W. BARTLETT. F. BULLER. W. H. CARMALT. HASKET DERBY. RICHARD H. DERBY. LEWIS S. DIXON. JOHN GREEN. GEORGE C. HARLAN. GUSTAVUS HAY. B. JOY JEFFRIES. CHARLES J. KIPP. W. S. LITTLE. F. B. LORING.
DR. ARTHUR MATHEWSON. DR. H. G. MILLER.
DR. WILLIAM F. NORRIS. DR. HENRY D. NOYES. DR. J. F. NOYES. DR. J. S. PROUT. DR. SAMUEL D. RISLEY. DR. D. B. ST. JOHN RoOSA. DR. GEORGE STRAWBRIDGE. DR. S. THEOBALD. DR. J. J. B. VERMYNE. DR. 0. F.: WADSWORTH. DR. CHARLES H. WILLIAMS. DR. HENRY W. WILLIAMS.