A few days ago, speaking about present social conditions, one of our prominent physicians, located in a prominent part of this, our metropolis, said. "Only yesterday I heard of a doctor in this city who was found crying because he was hungry."
If any excuse were needed for discussing questions of this kind in a scientific body like this, such scenes as these, occurring among members and professional neighbors, are certainly sufficient.
Ours is the grandest, the noblest of all professions, save, perhaps, one, and its high aim, the relief of human suffering, physical or mental, should never be prostituted to the baser object, gain. Nevertheless, the present methods of securing a livelihood compel our devoting at least a part of our attention to the consideration of our purses. Necessaries we must have or die. Luxuries for our families and ourselves we should have, but the cases just referred to