As it may, at some time, be of interest to know the origin and history of the seal of the International Medical Congress of 1887, and also of the medal struck to commemorate the Congress, it is essential to collect the data now, and put the facts on record. This can be done most accurately by publishing the letter of Dr. J. M. Toner, written at the time to Prof. Henry H. Smith upon the subject. This letter, with the addendum, is supplied at our request, and furnishes a complete history of the matter. To make the history more complete, we append correct cuts of the two sides of the medal.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 20, 1886. PROF. HENRY H. SMITH, M.D.,
Chairman Executive Committee of the Ninth International Medual Congress:
Dear Doctor:—Your letter requesting me to prepare a design for a suitable seal to be used on the official