Fikst Day—Tuesday, June 7. Isaac E.Atkinson,M.D.,Chairman pro tern; James M.French, M.D., Secretary.
The proceedings of the Section were opened with an address by Dr. R. T. Edes, Chairman of the Section, read, in the absence of Dr. Edes, by Dr.E. P. Gerry. The title of the address was:
RELATIONS OF BACTERIO-CHEMICAL RESULTS TO PROPHYLAXIS AND THERAPEUTICS.
In opening the meeting of this important section, it is appropriate, as well as in accordance with the regulations of the Association, that some general remarks should be made in the nature of a recapitulation of recent advances in our science and art; a stepping aside, for a few moments, from among the bustle and hurry of practical work with its infinity of details, its confusion and worry; a looking over the field of battle from the outside; an orientation and correction of the compasses for a fresh start; or, as our commercial friends