MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS. TWENTY-SECOND ANNUAL MEETING. PEQUOT HOUSE, NEW LONDON, /Uly 21, z886.
THE Twenty-Second Annual Meeting was called to order by the President, DR. WM. F. NORRIS, at 10 A.M. The following Committees were appointed: Committee on Bulletin-DRS. E. GRUENING and S. D. RISLEY. Auditing Committee-DR. G. HAY. Committee on Memberskizp-DRS. JOHN GREEN, G. C. HARLAN, A. MATHEWSON, S. THEOBALD, J. J. B. VERMYNE. The Treasurer's Report was read and referred to the Auditing Committee. It was subsequently accepted, and ordered to be placed on file. The Secretary read a communication from the American Surgical Association, in which a plan was proposed for uniting several medical societies, under the name of "the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons," and the American Ophthalmological Society was requested to appoint a Committee of five for conference on the subject. On motion of Dr. Agnew, it was resolved: that the communication of the American Surgical Association be and hereby is referred to a Committee of three for consideration, and report to this session. DRS. C. R. AGNEW, C. S. BULL and B. E. FRYER were appointed as this Committee. The following gentlemen were invited to attend the meeting: DR. G. M. SMITH, New York; DR. GEO. R. CUT-
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TER, Brooklyn, N. Y.; DR. E. FRIEDENBERG, New York; DR. GEO. A. PETERS, New York; DR. A. A. HUBBELL, Buffalo, N. Y.; DR. H. DE W. CARVELLE, Manchester, N. H.; DR. W. SPENCER, U. S. Army. The Bulletin Committee reported, and the following papers were read: i. "Remarks on Pyogenic Micro-Organisms, with Demonstrations and Experiments," by Dr. H. Knapp. Discussed by Drs. Webster, Strawbridge, Knapp, Norris, Fryer, H. D. Noyes, Hubbell, Andrews and Green. 2. " An Analysis of One Hundred Cases of Exudative Retinitis, occurring in the course of Bright's Disease," by Dr. C. S. Bull. Discussed by Drs. Norris, Carmalt, Gruening, Little, Webster, Fryer, Hay, Wadsworth and Noyes. 3. " Thrombosis and Perivasculitis of Retinal Vessels," by Dr. G. C. Harlan. Discussed by Dr. Norris. 4. "New Test Type," by Dr. W. S. Dennett. 5. "Possible Retardation of Retinitis Pigmentosa," by Dr. H. Derby. Discussed by Drs. Little, Fox, Harlan, Strawbridge, Theobald, Risley and Wadsworth. 6. " The Equivalence of Cylindrical and Sphero-Cylindrical Lenses," by Dr. E. Jackson. Discussed by Drs. Hay, Jackson, Dennett and Little. 7. " On the Combination of two Cylinder Lenses," by Dr. G. Hay.
The Committee to consider the communication of the American Surgical Association made the following report, which was adopted. The Committee to whom was referred the communication of the American Surgical Association, relating- to a proposed convention or congress of medical societies, and asking that the American Ophthalmological Society would appoint a Committee of five (5) for conference on said subject, would respectfully report the following two resolutions, and recommend their adoption. Resolved,-That a Committee of five (5) be appointed by this Society and authorized to conifer witlh committees from other
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medical societies with regard to the organizationi of a convention or congress of such societies, and to report at the next meeting of this Society. Resolved,-That it is the sense of this Society that its welfare would be ptit in peril by any alliance or cooperation which would interfere with its autonomy or independent meetings.
Adjourned to meet at 3 P.M. Meeting called to order at 3 P.M. Reading of papers resumed. 8. "The Report of Two Hundred and Sixty-three Cases of Cataract Extraction, with particular Reference to the AfterTreatment," by Dr. G. Strawbridge. 9. "Cataract Extraction without Iridectomy," by Dr. H. Knapp. io. "Report of Fifty Cases of Cataract Extraction, by Dr. D. Webster. i i. "Death of Patient on Fifth Day after Extraction of Hard Cataract-Specimen," by Dr. H. D. Noyes. Discussed by Drs. Jeffries, Agnew, Green, Norris, Mittendorf, Thomson, Gruening, H. D. Noyes, Theobald, Fryer and Randall. I2. " Some Medico-Legal Cases," by Dr. B. Joy Jeffries. I 3. "Description and Exhibition of a Series of Wools for the Scientific Detection of Subnormal Color Perception (Color Blindness)," by Dr. C. A. Oliver. 14. "Holmgren's and Thomson's Worsteds in a New Form," by Dr. W. S. Dennett. Discussed by Drs. Oliver, Jeffries and Dennett. Adjourned to meet at 8 P.M.
Meeting called to order at 8 P.M. Dr. St. John presented a communication on the first Eye Institution in the country, which was referred to the Committee on Publication. Reading of papers resumed. I 5. "An Aim to show the Effect of the Electric Light on the Eye," by Dr. J. A. Andrews. Discussed by Drs. Agnew and Mittendorf.
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I6. "A Method of Overcoming Diplopia when Prisms are not fully Effective," by Dr. W. S. Little. Discussed by Dr.
Harlan. I7. "Two Epidemics of Molluscum Contagiosum," by Dr. W. F. Mittendorf. I8. "A Case of Melano-Sarcoma of Conjunctiva and Cornea," by Dr. W. F. Mittendorf. Discussed by Drs. Knapp, H. D. Noyes, Wadsworth, Randall and Lippincott. I9. "The Use of Hot Water in Some of the Conjunctival and Corneal Affections," by Dr. B. E. Fryer. Discussed by Drs. Prout, Norris and Theobald. 20. "Some Remarks on Asthenopia and on the Changes of Refraction in Adolescent and Adult Eyes," by Dr. W. F. Norris. Discussed by Drs. Theobald, Harlan, Gruening, Risley, Randall and Norris. Adjourned to meet at IO A.M., July 22d. JuIy 22d. called to order at IO A.M. Meeting Reading of papers resumed. 2I. "The Amblyopia of Squinting Eyes: is it a Determining Cause, or a Consequence of the Squint?" by Dr. S. Theobald. Discussed by Drs. Noyes, Wadsworth, Harlan, Mittendorf and Theobald. 22. "A Case of Multiple Rupture of the Eyeball, with Partial Dislocation of the Lens into the Anterior Chamber; Recession, and Recovery with Some Vision," by Dr. B. A. Randall. 23. " Subluxation of Lens, with Double Rupture of the Choroid-Recovery with Good Vision," by Dr. B. A. Randall. 24. "Badal's Operation; Laceration of the Infra-Trochlear Nerve." by Dr. J. S. Prout. Discussed by Dr. Bull. 25. "A Successful Case of Badal's Operation," by Dr. D. Webster. Dr. Knapp showed the rabbits operated on at the first session. 26. "Advancement of Tenon's Capsule," by Dr. H. Knapp. Discussed by Drs. Theobald, Holt, Harlan and Knapp.
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27. "A Case of Tumor of the Left Occipital Lobe, with Right Homonymous Hemianopia," by Dr. E. Gruening. Discussed by Drs. Noyes, Loring, Wadsworth, Jackson and Mittendorf. 28. "A Case of New Formation in the Vitreous of both Eyes," by Dr. J. S. Prout. Discussed by Drs. Mittendorf and Harlan. 29. "A Lens Series for the Refraction Ophthalmoscope," by Dr. E. Jackson. 30. "A New Series of Test Letters," by Dr. J. Green. 3I. "A New Series of Test Types," by Dr. C. A. Oliver. 32. " Photograph of the Brain, showing want of the Optic Commissure,-Other Commissures also Absent" (for Dr. Wilmarth), by Dr. W. S. Little. 33. "Case of Albuminuric Retinitis; Induced Premature Labor," by Dr. S. D. Risley. 34. ".Modification of Dr. Dyer's Perimeter," by Dr. W. S. Dennett. 35. "Modified Loring Ophthalmoscope," by Dr. B. A. Randall. 36. "On the Frequent Instillation of two per cent. Solution of Nitrate of Silver in Purulent Ophthalmia," by Dr. J. A. Andrews. Discussed by Drs. Norris, Andrews and Mittendorf. 37. "An Impervious Sponge Cover for Ether Inhalation," by Dr. R. Murdock. 38. "Measurements of Astigmatism by the Ophthalmometer of Javal and Schiotz," by Dr. H. D. Noyes. 39. " Burns by Fulminate of Silver and Fulminate of Mercury," by Dr. H. D. Noyes. 40. "Cases of Foreigln Body in the Globe, including Two Cases of its Spontaneous Expulsion, and Cases in which Impaction in the Wall of the Globe defeated the Successful Use of the Magnet," by Dr. H. D. Noyes. 24
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The Society then went into executive session.
On motion of Dr. Dennett, it was Voted,-That the time of election and number of members requisite for election be referred to the Committee on Membership, to report at the next meeting of the Society.
On recommendation of the Committee on Membership it was Voted,-That the meeting of I887 be held at the Pequot House, New London. Voted,-That the time of the meeting be extended to include the wlhole of Thursday. The President announced as the Committee to confer with committees of other medical societies with regard to the organization of a convention or congress: Dr. 0. F. WADSWORTH, Boston; Dr. C. S. BULL, New York; Dr. G. C. HARLAN, Philadelphia; Dr. S. THEOBALD, Baltimore; Dr. B. E. FRYER, Kansas City. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President-Dr. WILLIAM F. NORRIS. Vice-President-Dr. H. DERBY. Secretary and Treasurer-Dr. 0. F. WADSWORTH. Corresponding Secretary-Dr. J. S. PROUT. Publishing Committee-The Secretary (Ex-Officio), Drs. G. HAY and H. DERBY. Voted,-That the assessment for i886-I887 be five dollars.
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Present at the Twenty-second Annual Meeting: Dr. C. R. AGNEW. DR. J. A. LIPPINCOTT. Dr. J. A. ANDREWS. Dr. W. S. LITTLE. Dr. WILLIAM T. BACON. Dr. EDWARD G. LORING. Dr. CHARLES S. BULL. Dr. ARTHUR MATHEWSON. Dr. PETER A. CALLAN. Dr. H. G. MILLER. Dr. F. P. CAPRON. Dr. W. F. MITTENDORF. Dr. W. H. CARIMALT. Dr. RUSSELL MURDOCH. Dr. W. S. DENNETT. Dr. WILLIAM F. NORRIS. Dr. HENRY D. NOYES. Dr. HASKET DErtBY. Dr. RiCHARD H. DERBY. Dr. CHARLES A. OLIVER. Dr. J. S. PROUT. Dr. LEwIs S. DIXON. Dr. L. WEBSTER Fox. Dr. B. ALEX. RANDALL. Dr. B. E. FRYYER. Dr. SAMUEL D. RISL.EY. Dr.' H. S. SCHELL. Dr. JOHN GREEN. Dr. EMIL GRUENING. Dr. MYLES STANDISH. Dr. GEORGE C. HARLAN. Dr. SAMUEL B. ST. JOHN., Dr. GUSTAVUS HAY. Dr. GEORGE STRAWBRIDGE. Dr. SAMUEL THEOBALD. Dr. E. E. HOLT. Dr. EDWARD JACKSON. Dr. WILLIAM THOMSON. Dr. J. J. B. VERMYNE. Dr. B. Joy. TEFFRIES. Dr. 0. F. WADSWORTH. Dr. SAMUEL J. JONES. Dr. DAVID WEBSTER. Dr. H. KNAPP. Present by invitation: Dr. G. M. SMITH, New York; Dr. GEORGE R. CUTTER, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Dr. E. FRIEDENBERG, New York; Dr. GEORGE A. PETERS, New York; Dr. A. A. HUBBELL, Buffalo,
N. Y.; Dr. W. SPENCER, U. S. Army; Dr. H. DE W. CARVELLE, Manchester, N. H. 0. F. WADSWORTH, Secretary.