MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGSX TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING. PEQ_UOT
.7uly S5, 1885. THE Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the Society was called to order at IO A.M., by the President, DR. WM. F. NORRIS. Committees were appointed as follows: NEW LONDON,
Committee on Bulletin-DRS. H. G. MILLER and J. S. PROUT.
Auditing Committee-DR. B. E. FRYER. Committee on Membershizp-DRS. JOHN GREEN, GEO. C. HARLAN, ARTHUR MATHEWSON, SAMUEL THEOBALD, J. J. B. VERMYNE. The Treasurer's Report was read and referred to the Auditing Committee. Permission to furnish an abstract of the proceedings to the Medical Journals was granted, such abstract to be submitted to the Secretary before printing. The Committee on Bulletin reported. The trst paper was: I. " An Operation for the Removal of a Dislocated Crystalline Lens," by Dr. C. R. Agnew. 2. "Extraction of a Dislocated Lens from an Eye with the Aid of Dr. Agnew's Bident," by Dr. David Webster. Discussed by Drs. Knapp, E. Williams, Agnew, Webster and H. W. Williams. 3. " Remarks on the Extraction of the Lens in its Capsule," by Dr. D. B. St. John Roosa. Discussed by Drs. Carmalt and Dyer. 3
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4. "Two Cases of Subconjunctival Luxation of the Lens," by Dr. G. C. Harlan. 5. "Case of Luxation of Lens Beneath Tenon's Capsule," ,by Dr. 0. F. Wadsworth. 6. " Treatment of Purulent Conjunctivitis," by Dr. J. A. Andrews. 7. Abscess of both Frontal Sinuses, and of Ethmoid Bone, Operation and Complete Recovery, by Dr. C. S. Bull. Discussed by Dr. Knapp. 8. "Melanotic Sarcoma of Orbit, by Dr. F. Buller. 9. "Bony Tumor of Orbit (Cystic) Caused by and Enclosing Foreign Body," by Dr. B. E. Fryer. Discussed by Drs. Carmalt, Knapp, Dyer, Kipp and Harlan.
The Auditing Committee reported the Treasurer's report to be correct, and it was accepted and ordered to be placed on file. io. "A New Test Type," by Dr. W. S. Dennett. i i. "A New Sheet of Metric Test Letters with Explanatory Remarks," by Dr. Chas. A. Oliver, read by Dr. Wm. F. Norris. I2. "A Case of Occasional or Simulated Blindness," by Dr. C. R. Agnew. Discussed by Drs. Andrews, Theobald, Buller, Roosa, Webster, Harlan, E. Williams, Risley, and H. W. Williams. I 3. "Consideration of Some of the Results Obtained in the Compilation of a First Series of IOwOO Cases of Refraction," by Dr. E. E. Holt. I4. " Rapidly Progressive Myopia, Permanently Checked by Section of External Rectus," by Dr. G. C. Harlan. 15. " Notes of Three Cases of Progressive Astigmatism," by Dr. S. Theobald.
Adjourned to 4 P.M. The Meeting was called to order at 4 P.M. Records of preceding session read and accepted. Drs. Murphy and Sutphen were invited to attend the Meeting of the Society. Reading of papers resumed.
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i6. Demonstration by Dr. Wm. F. Norris of "An Instrument for Measuring the Color-Sense," by Dr. Chas. A. Oliver. 17. " Hypermetropic Passing into Myopic Refraction," by Dr. S. D. Risley. Discussed by Dr. Seely. I8. Demonstration of "An Instrument for the Determination of Spectacles," by Dr. W. S. Dennett. I9. Demonstration of "An Electric Light Ophthalmoscope," by Dr. W. S. Dennett. 20. Demonstration of "An Arrangement for Demonstrating Refraction and Accommodation," by Dr. L. Howe. 2I. Demonstration of "A Perimeter," by Dr. E. Dyer. 22. "Two Cases of Unilateral Temporal- Hemianopia," by Dr. C. S. Bull. Discussed by Drs. Knapp, St. John and Webster. 23. " Two Cases of Penetration of the Eyeball by Scissors During the Operation for Strabismus," by Dr. H. Derby. Discussed by Drs. Webster, Knapp, Mittendorf, E. Williams, Risley, Buller, Fox and Andrews. 24. "Strabismus; Its Correction when Excessive and in High Degrees of Amblyopia," by Dr. E. E. Holt. 25. "Treatment of Strabismus Internus," by Dr. W. W. Seely. Discussed by Drs. Kipp, Knapp, Theobald, Wadsworth, Bull and Prout. 26. " Ectropion of both Lids; Blepharoplasty by the Italian Method," by Dr. R. H. Derby. Discussed by Drs. Howe, Fryer and Mittendorf. 27. Demonstration of "A Case of Trial Lenses," by Dr. H. Derby. 28. " Some Suggestions in Plastic Operations Without a Pedicle," by Dr. B. Joy Jeffries. Discussed by Dr. Webster.
Adjourned to 8.30 P.M.
Meeting called to order at 8.30 P.M. 29. "Congenital Hereditary Paresis of the External Recti," by Dr. G. C. Harlan. 30. Demonstration of "Borsch's Sphero-Cylindrical Lenses," by Dr. G. C. Harlan. Discussed by Dr. Knapp.
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3 '. "'Case of Successful Removal of a Bit of Steel from the Lens with the Electro-Magn'et," by Dr. J. L. Minor. 32. " Case of Malformation of the Upper Lid," by Dr. R. H. Derby. 33. "Case of Epithelioma of Eyelid, Removed by Applications of Benzole and Calomel," by Dr. A. Mathewson. 34. "Lipomatous Ptosis," by Dr. H. S. Schell. 35. "Clinical Observations," by Dr. L. W. Fox. Discussed by Drs. Dennett, R. H. Derby, Roosa, Knapp and Carmalt. 36. "On the Pulsating Variations of Intraocular Tension, as Shown by the Manometer," by Dr. L. Howe. Discussed by Dr. Andrews. 37. "Nine Successive Cases in which the Electro-Magnet was Used for the Extraction of Pieces of Iron from the Eye," by Dr. H. Knapp. 38. " On the Actual Cautery in Destructive Corneal Processes," by Dr. H. Knapp. Discussed by Drs. Howe, E. Williams and Wadsworth.
Adjourned to 9 A.M., July i6th. f7ly AM6/.
The Meeting was called to order at g A.M.
Reading of papers resumed. 39. "Pneumophthalmos, or Air in the Vitreous Humor," by W. F. Mittendorf. Discussed by Drs. Knapp, Buller and Dennett. 40. "Case of Tuberculosis of the Iris," by Dr. Myles Standish. Discussed by Drs. Knapp, Wadsworth, Mittendorf, Callan, Webster, Seely and Norris. 4I. "A Case of Congenital Coloboma of Iris, Choroid and Retina, in which Inflammatory Glaucoma Developed late in Life; with Anatomical Description of the Eye," by Dr. C. J. Kipp. Discussed by Dr. Mittendorf. 42. "An Additional Case of Effusion (Serous) into the Vitreous Humor, Due to Malaria," by Dr. W. W. Seely. 43. "On the Association of Gray Degeneration of the
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Optic Nerves with Abnormal Patellar-Tendon Reflexes," by Dr. W. F. Norris. Discussed by Dr. Knapp. 44. " Case of Double Optic Neuritis and Ophthalmoplegia from Lead Poisoning, Complicated with Typhoid Fever," by Dr. 0. F. Wadsworth. Discussed by Dr. Roosa. 45. " Olive Oil as a Menstruum for Dissolving Cocaine," by Dr. J. A. Andrews. 46. "A Case in which the Enucleation of an Eye for Glaucoma Absolutum Precipitated an Attack of Acute Glaucoma in the other Eye," by Dr. D. Webster. 47. " Quinine Amaurosis. Report of Two Cases," by Dr. E. Williams. Discussed by Drs. Roosa and Buller. 48. "Method of Obtaining a Measure of the Degree of Anaesthesia Produced by Cocaine," by Dr. L. Howe. 49. "A New Ophthalmoscope," by Dr. E. Jackson, presented by Dr. G. C. Harlan. 50. "The Stokes Lens for Measuring Astigmatism," by Dr. W. S. Dennett.
On motion of Dr. Jeffries it was voted that Committees be appointed by the Chair to prepare obituary notices of the late Drs. John H. Dix and E. T. Ely, for the Transactions. At I I. I5 A.M. the Society went into executive session. Dr. Green, for the Committee on Membership, recommended the following candidates for election: Dr. Edward Jackson, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Dr. B. Alexander Randall, Philadelphia, Pa.; Dr. Leroy Pope Walker, New York, N. Y.; Dr. Franklin G. Capron, Providence, R. I.; Dr. Wm. 0. Moore, New York, N. Y.; Dr. Swan M. Burnett, Washington, D. C.; Dr. Wm. T. Bacon, Hartford, Conn. These gentlemen were elected. Dr. Jeffries moved the following vote, which was passed: Voted,-That the Society would again express most hearty approval of the International Commission twice recommended in a bill reported by the Naval Committee of Congress, and, endlorsed by the International Medical Congress, London, i88i ; to consider
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and agree upon standard colored lights and signals, etc., and the visual power and color sense of officers and sailors. The Society would particuilarly support the Intertnational Congress vote that, " every government, especially the maritime governments, should be requested to place one or more members on the commission, and chiefly experienced naval officers and medical specialists." The Secretary is hereby directed to transmit this vote to
Congress. The President appointed Drs. E. G. Loring and H. Derby to prepare an obituary notice of the late Dr. John H. Dix, and Dr. J. A. Andrews to prepare an obituary notice of the late Dr. E. T. Ely. Dr. Theobald moved the following resolution, which, after discussion, was adopted by vote. Resolved,-That it is the sense of the American Ophthalmological Society, that the actioni of the American Medical Association at its late meeting in New Orleans, and of the enlarged Committee appointed at that time to make arrangements for the International Medical Congress, in overtturning much of the carefully planned work of the original Committee appointed at Waslhington for that purpose, was unwise, and not to, be defended, unless, possibly, uipon technical grounds; and this Society hopes that none of its members will endorse the action of the enlarged Committee by acceptinlg official positions at its hands. On motion of Dr. Webster, Voted,-That the words "by the author in person" be added to the end of the rule passed July 26, I882, regulating the reference of papers to the Publishiing Committee. Voted,-That a reprint of the Constitution, By-laws and Standing Rules of the Society be published in the Transactions and separately. Dr. Green moved to amend By-law 4 by omitting all that part of the first paragraph occurring after the word "form."
The Meeting adjourned for one minute. The Meeting was called to order again, and the amendment was passed.
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The Committee on Membership proposed the following officers for the ensuing year, and they were elected by ballot: President-Dr. WILLIAM F. NORRIS. Vice-President-Dr. H. DERBY. Recording Secretary and Treasurer-Dr. 0. F. WADSWORTH. Corresponding Secretary-Dr. J. S. PROUT. Publishing Committee-Drs. G. HAY and H. DERBY. On recommendation of the Committee it was voted to hold the next Annual Meeting at the Pequot House, New London. Adjourned. Present at the Twenty-first Annual Meeting. Dr. C. R. AGNE.W. Dr. J. A. ANDREWS. Dr. EDWIN W. BARTLETT. Dr. CHARLES S. BULL. Dr. F. BULLER. Dr. PETER A. CALLAN. Dr. W. H. CARMALT. Dr. W. S. DENNETT. Dr. HASKET DERBY. Dr. RICHARD H. DERBY. Dr. LEWIS S. DIXON. Dr. E. DYER. Dr. L. WEBSTER Fox. Dr. B. E. FRYER. Dr. JOHN GREEN. Dr. GEORGE C. HARLAN. Dr. E. E. HOLT. Dr. LUcIEN HOWE. Dr. B. JOY JEFFRIES. Dr. CHARLESJ. Kipp. Dr. H. KNAPP.
Dr. ARTHUR MATHEWSON. Dr. C. S. MERRILL. Dr. HI. G. MILLER. Dr. J. LANCELOT MINOR. Dr. W. F. MITTENDORF. Dr. WILLIAM F. NORRIS. Dr. J. S. PROUT. Dr. SAMUEL D. RISLEY. Dr. D. B. ST. JOHN ROOSA. Dr. H. S. SCHELL. Dr. W. W. SEEIY. Dr. MYLES STANDISH. Dr. SAMUEL B. ST. JOHN. Dr. SAMUEL THEOBALD. Dr. WILLIAM THOMSON. Dr. JOHN VAN DUYN. Dr. J. J. B. VERMYNE. Dr. 0. F. WADSWORTH. Dr. DAVID WEBSTER. Dr. E. WILLIAMS. Dr. IIENRY W. WILLIAMS.
Dr. EDWARD G. LORING.
Present by invitation: Dr. T. Y. SUTPHEN; Dr. MURPHY. 0. F. WADSWORTII, M.D.,