Dr. H. G. McCormick, Williamsport, Chairman of the Legislative Committee, reported the efforts to obtain an act for the examination and licensing of physicians and the failure, and its probable cause.
The Committee was continued, and $1,000 was appropriated to aid in the work.
Dr. X. O. Werder, Pittsburg, reported 50 laparotomies. The cases were not selected, none were refused. The success was great.
The Committee on Nominations reported as President, Dr. Henry L. Orth, Harrisburg; Vice-presidents, Drs. J. B. Roberts, Philadelphia, W. B. Ulrich, Chester, J. J. Finerty, Erie, and L. S. Gaddis, Uniontown; Secretary, Dr. Wm. B. Atkinson, Philadelphia; Assistant Secretary, Dr. J. P. Connelly, Williamsport; Treasurer, Dr. G. B. Dunmire, Philadelphia, and additions to the Board of Trustees, etc. Next place of meeting, Williamsport.
One ballot was cast and the ticket elected.
Dr. A. A. Woods Erie, read the "Address in Hygiene," a plea for public sanitation