The American Academy of Railway Surgeons elected the following officers; President, Dr. R. Harvey Reed, Columbus, Ohio; first vice president, Dr. W. J. Mayo, Rochester, Minn.; second vice president, Dr. Arthur D. Bevan, Chicago; secretary, Dr. C. D. Bryant, Omaha. Place of meeting, Chicago, 1898.
The International Congress of Pharmacy, Brussels, August 14 to 19, recommended the institution of a superior council of legal chemistry; also that the usual denomination given to a chemic product cease to be a trade mark or private property after it has fallen into the public domain (referring to products with well-defined formulæ, antipyrin for example). An international committee was appointed to prepare a codex of methods of analyzing for the titration of drugs and Galenic preparations containing definite principles. Professor Remington of Philadelphia delivered an address on "Revision of the Pharmacopeia," with an appeal for concerted action on the part of physicians and druggists,