MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS. THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING.
ARLINGTON HOUSE, WASHINGTON, D. C., May 2, I900. The Thirty-sixth Annual Meeting of the Society was called to order by the President, Dr. 0. F. WADSWORTH, at IO A. M. The President announced the following committees: Committee on Bulletin - Drs. C. A. OLIVER and H. F. HANSELL. Comnmittee on Membership - Drs. JOHN GREEN, S. THEOBALD, W. H. CARMALT, C. S. BULL, and A. MATHEWSON. Auditing Committee -Dr. H. S. OPPENHEIMER. The Committee on Bulletin reported and the following papers were read: . I. " An operation for atrophic entropion, especially of the lower lid," Dr. Ewing. (Drs. Mary P. Eddy and D. W. Torrance of Syria were invited to attend the session as guests of the Society.) 2. "Operative treatment of entropion by the transplantation of a flap of mucous membrane," Dr. Weeks. Discussed by Drs. Knapp, Theobald, Lippincott, Wilder, Green, Torrance, and Weeks. 3. "Optic atrophy from blows on forehead and temple," Dr.
Spalding. 4. " Three cases of vascular tumor of the orbit, successfully treated by operation," Dr. Bull. 5. " A case of orbital lympho-sarcoma with preservation of normal vision," Dr. Oliver.
6. " Distension of the nasal and accessory cavities involving the orbit," Dr. Harlan. 7. " Uncommon expressions of frontal sinus lesions," Dr. Sattler. 8. " Report of post mortem examination (with specimens) of a case of Leontiasis Ossea in which ocular symptoms were present," Dr. Sattler. 9. "Case of primary (traumatic) non-infective thrombosis of the Cavernous sinus - operation by Dr. F. Hartley," Dr. Knapp. Operation described by Dr. Hartley. IO. "Frontal headaches, apparently ocular, of nasal origin," Dr. Ewing. (Dr. Sluder of St. Louis was invited to address the Society on the subject of the nasal condition in these cases.) II. " Displacement of the eyeball due to disease of the ethmoidal or frontal sinuses," Dr. Risley (by title). (Papers 3-II were discussed by Drs. Gruening, Lippincott, Harlan, Risley, Knapp, and Randall.) Adjourned for Executive Session.
[Executive Session, Wednesday, May 2d, I900.] Report of the Treasurer was read and accepted. No assessment was called for. The President called up the amendment to the Constitution presented by Dr. Prout, and Dr. John Green moved that, in the absence of its author, the amendment should be carried over until the next annual meeting. Motion was adopted. The Committee on Membership then presented favorable reports upon the following candidates: Drs. C. D. Westcott, Chicago; WVm. M. Sweet, Philadelphia; W. K. Rogers, Columbus; Hiram Woods, Baltimore. Secretary read several names placed in nomination as candidates for membership. The ballot on names presented by the committee being concluded, the President announced that the vote cast was too small to constitute an election. Dr. Green thereupon moved that these
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four names be referred back to the committee to lay over another year. (No action taken.) Dr. Taylor moved to reconsider the vote upon Dr. Green's motion to postpone consideration of Dr. Prout's amendment. Dr. Gruening seconded this motion and it was unanimously carried. The Secretary then read .the amendment again, and, upon motion of Dr. Harlan, seconded by Dr. Risley, the amendment was adopted. Session then adjourned.
May 3. Meeting called to order at 9.30 and reading of papers was resumed. I2. " Improved method of measuring relative convergence and accommodation," Dr. Howe. I3. " Notes on the surgical treatment of high Myopia," Dr. Kollock. 14. "Excision of the lachrymal sac and gland followed by an unusual variety of neuro-paralytic Keratitis," Dr. Veasey. I5. " Case of desquamation of the Iris," Dr. Jackson. i6. " An opacity of the posterior capsule of the lens due to the remains of the membrana vasculosa lentis," Dr. A. G. Thomson (by title). 17. " The corneal section for cataract extraction and the cataract knife," Dr. Jackson. i8. " The advantages of strong, portable, or easily portable matgnets in eye surgery," Dr. Lippincott. Discussed by Drs. Johnson, Jackson, Lippincott, and Millikin. I9. " Observations on the influence of some blind but quiet and apparently inoffensive eyes. Do they produce a pseudosympathetic inflammation? " Dr. Ayres. 20. "Case of transient spastic convergent Strabismus," Dr.
Theobald. Discussed by Drs. Howe, Harlan, Allyn, Jackson, Thomas, and Theobald.
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2. " Spasm of accommodation in Glaucoma relieved by Eserine," Dr. Lippincott (by title). 22. "Two unusual cases of choroidal disease," Dr. Wilder. 23. "The effects of flashes of electric light upon the eyes," Dr. Roy. 24. "Study of the ocular symptoms found in so-called 'Posterior spinal Sclerosis,'" Dr. Oliver (by title). 25. "Case of double acute retro-bulbar optic neuritis hereditary in origin," Dr. Hansell. 26. "Homonymous symmetrical sector-defect in the visual fields," Dr. Burnett. Discussed by Dr. Allyn. 27. " The material composition of printed matter," Dr. Culver (by title). 28. "Lantern for the detection of color-blindness," Dr. Wm. Thomson. 29. "New lantern for testing color-perception," Dr. Williams. Discussed by Drs. Thomson and Williams. 30. "Case of Alexia, mind-blindness, etc., with autopsy," Dr. Jack. 31. "Treatment of Dendritic Keratitis and of marginal concentric ulcers of the cornea with Tinct. of Iodine," Dr. Friedenwald. 32. "Sarcoma of eyelid with microscopic examination," Dr. Friedenwald (by title). The Histology of the lachrymal gland in chronic dacryocystitis, Dr. G. E. de Schweinitz (by title). Papilloma of the plica-semilunaris, Dr. G. E. de Schweinitz (by title). 33. "An improved Perimeter," by Dr. F. D. Skeel (by title). Society then went into Executive Session.
[Executive Session, Thursday, May 3d.] The Executive Committee reported the choice of the follow-
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ing officers and, upon motion of Dr. Harlan, the report was accepted and Secretary instructed to cast the ballot: President - Dr. 0. F. WADSWORTH. Vice-President -Dr. C. S. BULL. Corresponding Secretary - Dr. J. S. PROUT. Recording Secretary -Dr. S. B. ST. JOHN.
Publishing Commnittee - Drs. W. S. DENNETT and R. H. DERBY. Place of Meeting for next year, New London. The committee called attention to a communication from the American Committee on International Medical Congress composed of the presidents of the societies in this Congress and recommended the appropriation of $25 towards defraying the expenses of this committee. Upon motion of Dr. Oliver the recommendation was adopted. The committee also announced that in view of the amendment to the Constitution adopted yesterday, they would declare the election of Drs. Westcott, Sweet, Rogers, and H. Woods as associate members unless ballot was called for. There was no such call. They further asked that the names of seven other candidates which had been referred to them, be referred to the Committee on Membership for I90I for consideration. The report in full was adopted. Upon motion of Dr. Jackson a committee of three was ap-pointed to collect, so far as possible, and arrange systematic sup-plementary reports of cases that have been reported in the trans-actions of this Society. The President subsequently appointed Drs. Edw. Jackson, Geo. E. de Schweinitz, and C. H. Williams. S. B. ST. JOHN, Recording Secretary.
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