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United States Veterinary Medical Association.


On Sunday morning, September 14th, 1890, we left New York, accompanied by the contingent of veterinarian brethren who have hitherto constituted the nucleus of the United States Veterinary Medical Association—gathered mostly from the East —with our faces turned westward. Our objective point was Chi- cago, and our purpose was to attend the twenty-seventh anniver- sary meeting of the Association, which had been appointed to be held in that city. Making something of a detour from the more direct route, for the purpose of a brief stay in each of our sister cities of Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, and augment- ing our force in the last named city by a number of new recruits, we sped onward until we reached Cincinnati. Here a longer halt was ordered, and deviating from our direct road, we made a visit to Lexington, Ky., where, in pursuance of arrangements made by Dr. Kidd, we were gratified by a visit to two of the best breeding establishments of that vicinity. Returning to Cincinnati, we re. sumed our journey in our special car, and after a very gay, if not


a very restful night, reached the great city where for the two fol- lowing days we were to attend the meeting which was to consum- mate the consolidation of the United States Veterinary Medical Association, or, to quote the very expressive words of Dr. Wil- liams, “to witness the birthday of the rrug National Association of the United States.”

The meeting, which was hurriedly reported in our last number, was characterized by a pervading harmony, and a general and genuine feeling of friendliness throughout, with practically, AGREEMENT AND Co-opEeRAtion for its motto and pass-word. The discussions of the scientific questions which were in order were instructive and able, and the serious work of the occasion was faithfully attended to, though intermixed now and then with social relaxation and intervals of rest, and pleasant visits and drives through and about the great metropolis of the West, the whole being, at length, fitly crowned by one of the nicest enter- tainments ever enjoyed by the members of the profession and of the Association. And then came the final “Aw revoir” with the inevitable hour of separation. The meeting was over; long dis- tances separated us from our homes; an editor’s duty to his friends and readers began to urge itself upon us with a voice which could not be silenced. While in Chicago we had mentally formulated a plan of arrangement for our work, or at least thought we had done so, and flattered ourselves that our ideas required nothing more than the labor of putting them in type against our regular time to put the Revimw to press. But where is the editor that can depend upon making all the joints of his time fit together in the execution of the purposes he has formed ?

Lots of papers were read, and a large amount of labor was performed at the meeting, and the reports of the committees be- ing lengthy, and the stenographers more or less embarrassed by technicalities with which they were unfamiliar, the reporters’ work was rather tardily performed, and much time was conse- quently consumed in necessary corrections and emendations, the material for our work thus failing to come to time, causing, alto- gether, not a little anxiety and embarrassment on our part ; and as if there were not enough in all these obstacle to worry our

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patience, traveling misfortunes must be added to the list, our worthy Secretary having missed his impedimenta,” to wit, his bag and baggage, containing a large number of Association docu- ments, which, however, turned up at last in New York instead of Philadelphia, their proper destination, and then appearing in a most dilapidated condition, the valise having been broken open and the papers more or less roughly handled or mixed confusedly together. But notwithstanding all, some record of the meeting must needs be forthcoming, though under the circumstances it could be little more than the simplest notice. But the meeting had been of too interesting and important a character to be thus eavalierly treated, and as the time had long passed after our regu- lar day to go to press, the alternative presented itself of missing the date of our regular publication, or of neglecting our obliga- tions to the friends and supporters of the Review. We have, therefore, decided to do that which we thought would fulfill all our obligations. Our October number appeared upon the regular day of publication—and by the way, it was a good number—and to-day we offer to our friends, to our veterinary confréres, and to our colleagues in the Association, this extra number of the Amert- cAN VETERINARY Review, with as thorough and complete a compte rendu of the meeting as our position has enabled us to obtain. If our subscribers have waited a few days for this, they have ney- ertheless not lost their regular monthly visitor. We trust that our apology for the tardiness of the appearance of the report will be satisfactory to our friends.



Sept. 16th and 17th, 1890.


The Comitia Minora spent’ the morning session of September 16th in an executive meeting.

The second session was called to order at 3 o’clock p.M., by President Michener.

The following named members responded to roll-call by the Secretary, Dr. W. Horace Hoskins.

Drs. Adair, Atkinson, Barrow, Butler, T.S., Clement, Crowley, Crego, Dougherty, Wm., Evers, Faust, Faville, Hoskins, Howe, Huidekoper, Lemay, Liautard, Lyford, McLean, R. A., Marshall, Meyer, J. C.,Sr., Meyer, J. C., Jr., Michener, Paquin, Rayner, Jas. B., Rayner, Thos. B., Robertson, Jas. L., Salmon, Trum- bower, Turner, Weber, Winchester and Zuill.

Those not members of the Association but present were: Drs. Rectennold, Schrieber and Folker, of Penn.; Griffin, of the In- dian Territory; Thompson, of Indiana; W. B. Wallace, of Ohio; Armstrong, Williams, A. H. Baker, 8. 8S. Baker, Ryan, Sayre, C. E. Hughes, Withers, Walker, Casewell, Hollingsworth, J. A. Borette, L. A. Merrillat, A. C. Merrillat, Story, Campbell, Mosher, Stringer, Streets, of Illinois; S. Stewart, Kennedy, Edwards, of Iowa; W. J. Stewart, Prof. Periam, of Ill.; 8. C. Whitney, of Mich.; C. A. Carey, of South Dakota; Kidd, of Lexington, Ky.; T. E. White, A. Ronif, Jno. S. Myers, H. B. Piatt, of Missouri ; J. M. Phillips, of Kansas; Wm. Shaw, Otto Faust, of Ohio; J. Hawkins and S. Brenton, of Mich.; Olaf Schwartzkopf, of Minn.; Roberts, E. M. Barnes, Watson, of Wis.; D. W. Menhennitt, W. J. Stewart, Mich.; T. Wrigglesworth, Wis.; J. S. Butler,


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The President introduced Dr. W. L. Williams, of Blooming- ton, Ill., who delivered an address of welcome and spoke as fol- lows:


When we invited and urged you to convene this meeting here, our message bore an inferential promise of a hearty welcome, which it now becomes our pleas- ant duty to endeavor to fulfill.

In a formal invitation it is scarcely possible to convey to a desired guest the full measure of the welcome which awaits him, nor to advise him wholly of the many reasons why a visit would be gratefully enjoyed, and so social custom has long decreed that an invitation be brief, and that many of the essential reasons for bidding the guest come, and for according a hearty greeting, should remain unexpressed until he has arrived at the house of the host, who, surrounded by the inspiring influences of home, may all the more fitly give voice to his thoughts.

So ere you enter upon the duties for which you have come in our midst, we would invite you to pause and briefly consider a part of the reasons why we ex- tend to you a most hearty welcome, with the hope that they may gladden and cheer ‘your labors.

Were it my duty to welcome you specially to Illinois, the State of my birth, the scene of my efforts as a student and veterinarian, there would certainly be no lack of suitable reasons, with our vast live stock interests, the first in value of any State in the Union, the long list of serious contagious diseases which exist or have existed in our midst, their economic and sanitary importance, and the resulting large body of young veterinarians, greater in number than in any other Western State, who have every reason for heartily greeting you here for the good which may come to ourselves by commingling with you.

It is not, however, to Illinois, but to the West and Northwest that we bid you welcome; to the live stock producing area of the nation, and one of the most important live stock regions of the world. You now visit for the first time the source of live stock supplies not alone to the nation, but to no small extent to several foreign countries.

Our meat producing animals are rarely equalled, never surpassed in any Jand for quality and richness, and our quantity is sufficiently great so that, after supplying the wants of the nation, we still have an enormous supply of meat and dairy products for exportation. We breed and supply to home and foreign markets a vast number of horses, among which are the speediest pacers and trotters, and as fleet thoroughbreds, and as powerful draft horses, as are to be found in the world.

In building this comparatively recent live stock interest, every valued breed of every land has been drawn upon for its choicest individuals, and yet


we have, numbers and value considered, the healthiest live stock population in the world.

"“his being the fountain head from which the nation’s live stock supplies are to be drawn, the freedom of ‘this area from serious diseases has an inestimable value from a monetary and sanitary standpoint, and directly influences the health and wealth of the nation.

To no one can these questions prove of more direct interest than to our pro- fession, and especially to your society which, as now constituted, is largely made up of veterinarians representing that part of the country which consumes a large part of our live stock products.

There must be a strong reciprocal interest between the older and better or- ganized profession of the East, and the younger and now numerically equal body of Western veterinarians. Although the growth of our profession through- out the country has been rapid, almost beyond belief, you are now for the first time in the midst of the most phenomenal part of the entire body which, prac- tically the creation of the past decade, has within ten years increased by nearly or quite 1500 per cent., a growth heretofore unequalled in any profession in any land at any age.

This young, rapidly grown, and to some extent poorly equipped veterinary profession must in the future be to a great extent the guardian of the health and worth of this vast animal population, among which widespread and fatal dis- ease would mean financial ruin to those engaged in breeding and rearing live stock, would cripple one of our important sources of national wealth, and through those diseases communicable from animal to man, or those which ren- der the flesh of affected animals unfit for human food, would jeopardize the health of the whole people.

Recently we were astonished and alarmed tu find that a serious outbreak of pleuro-pneumonia existed in this city, from which great numbers of live cattle are shipped not only to all parts of the nation, but to many foreign countries. As this insidious and destructive disease could not be tolerated here, the State at once took measures to suppress and eradicate it, and the nation in due regard to its interests relaxed for a time its work with other infected areas of impor- tance, and heartily joined the State in the prompt and now apparently effectual eradication of the disease at this peculiarly vulnerable point.

So when, in 1887, equine syphilis was reported as existing toa serious ex- tent for the first time in any English speaking country, in one of our principal horse-breeding centers from which we annually export large numbers of valu- able breeding animals to every part of the nation, there was a demand and necessity that it be controlled and extirpated, and as a result it has not been seen or heard from since in that section.

In this region during the past few years the cattle have suffered more ex- tensively from actinomycosis than perhaps in any other country, and the State Board of Live Stock Commissioners of Illinois having recently taken the stand that the flesh of animals so affected is unfit for and dangerous as human food, we will soon witness in our courts one of the hardest fought legal battles in the

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We young veterinarians, with these vast responsibilities awaiting us, are now afforded the first opportunity of socially intermingling with many of the oldest and most favorably known veterinarians in America, which, with the pleasure of meeting again many of those with whom we parted when leaving college, will amply repay us for laying aside for a few days our routine of every day life.

We are offered for the first time an opportunity to listen to and profit by a series of papers representing the best thoughts of the oldest and best known sec- tion of our profession.

You are more cordially welcome, however, because you now offer us fellow- ship in your society in a practicable, available, desirable manner, in a way by which we hope to be able in the near future to repay you by adding numbers and interest to this society.

College selfishness, foibles, likes and dislikes, have been partly blunted and overcome by our State societies, but their influence being limited by the boun- daries of States, we have come to desire and fully realize the need of a central organization about which to rally, a body which we may look upon as repre- senting our highest ideals of thought and professional conduct. We are grate- ful to be now offered an opportunity to sit with you in council, to become a part of your organization.

Comprising the numerical half of our profession in the United States, it will be conceded that we should constitute a part of a national organization, and we are glad that there is every promise that we will to-day, in proportion to our age and ability, assume a due proportion of the labor and responsibilities of the United States Veterinary Medical Association, and contribute what we can to round out its national character, that it may henceforth be viewed, not asa society of the Atlantic States, but as one representing the best elements and thought of the veterinary profession of the nation.

This meeting seems to bear with itan unexpressed covenant that your con- ventions in the future are not to be kept within the former narrow limits, but are to be confined only by the national boundary lines. What a change from the past when we may journey happily together across the Mississippi, over the Missouri, beyond the Rocky Mountains, and convene a far larger assembly than this amid the orange groves on the shores of the Pacific. Such a consummation can scarcely be called visionary when we remember the rapid development and growth our profession is undergoing, and until this or other Association shall cover this entire territory, and include as members a fair proportion of the veterinarians of every section, we cannot be said to possess a truly national veterinary society.

We look upon this meeting as marking the beginning of a revolution in your organization—a revolution which it is hoped will bear you and with you our whole profession a long step forward.

To-day you have convened this meeting doubly as far from the Atlantic coast as in any previous case; you will probably vote upon the longest list of applicants for membership ever presented at one time, look upon more new faces than ever before, and propose to make an important and sweeping change in your manner of admitting members.

You open your doors rather abruptly to a large company of strangers, mostly very young veterinarians, with limited experience in Veterinary Associa-


tions, thus offering to exchange important responsibilities with Western veteri- narians.

Heretofore the few members which you held in the West have apparently laid you under no responsiblities to this vast section, and in counting your effec- tive forces or your liabilities or duties, we have never figured as an essential factor, nor have we as Western veterinarians ever felt that the character of your society, its objects or aims, its virtues or shortcomings, its joys or trials, were of any concern to us.

Henceforth we are to mutually share its duties and benefits, its trials and triumphs, its responsibilities and pleasures. Western veterinarians are ready and anxious to take their proper place in your society as a part of a national or- ganization, and meet you in fair numbers to-day to consummate this union. You, perhaps, wished to see more present and certainly it would have pleased us, but after all, like new recruits to an army, before such accessions can prove a help and strength to this society, they must learn how and what to do, they must be organized and trained, their forces concentrated and all thoroughly amalgamated, so perhaps, the not very heavy attendance may bode no ill to you. We hope, however, that those offered may rapidly train into able and willing workers, ever ready to advance the Association towards its highest ideal, and through it to be of value to our whole profession.

From these new members we trust you will succeed in selecting able and willing representatives in every Western State, who will in the future see that the interests of the society shall no longer suffer from neglect, and that we shall, hereafter, furnish our due proportion of members, labor and thought.

When, however, you have secured ample membership in the West, have become intimately acquainted with a large part of our Western veterinarians, have procured among us sufficient competent representatives to look closely after the general work of the society, have all your members under thorough discipline and have held large and well attended meetings in every section of the whole country, you may yet fall short of the highest state of honor and use- fulness of such an Association.

We have already mentioned the phenomenal development of the veterinary profession in the West within the past ten years, from a few scattered represen- tatives, mostly foreign born, to more than one thousand regularly qualified veterinarians.

Above and beyond all other reasons we welcome you here in the hope that your presence among us and our amalgamation with you will inspire the mass of this young and rapidly growing part of our profession to higher thought, to deeper study, to rapid, firm, enduring progress.

The outlook here for earnest, competent veterinarians, grows brighter and brighter every day. The general public is rapidly realizing his worth from an economic and humanitarian standpoint in the management of ordinary every~ day accidents and ailments, and the State and nation are rapidly discovering the value and need of our profession from a national economic and sanitary view in controlling and eradicating those contagious diseases of animals which so often ruin the owner and cripple the finances of the community, or through other dis- eases which in addition render the flesh of affected animals unfit for or danger-

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The social standing, the emoluments, the honors to the competent veteri- narian, must advance higher and higher at a rapid pace, while the incompetent, listless practitioner must find his room becoming more and more pinched and unsatisfactory.

We have at present in America but few prominent veterinarians who are really accomplishing something to elevate our profession, so few that they can be counted almost in a moment. Let them work as hard as they may, they can accomplish little towards placing our profession on a level with other learned professions in this country, or with the veterinary profession in many other lands.

We hopefully look to your society as the vital force, and to this day as the birthday, which shall place a whole army of earnest veterinarians in this wide field for observation, research and thought, who, pressing forward harmoni- ously as one man, may yet during the lives of most of us place our profession on an equality with the veterinary or other scientific profession in any land.

More strongly than any words we can command, we hope you will find in the cordial greetings of my Western colleagues, in their earnest, respectful at- tention to your deliberations, in their willingness and anxiety to make your stay among us as pleasant as is possible with our imperfect hurried preparations, so cordial and hearty a welcome that you will remember this meeting, the West and Western veterinarians only with pleasure, and will find therein an irresist- able invitation to come among us again at an early day.

President Michener responded to the address of welcome on behalf of the Association, as follows:

Gentlemen of the Association, and particularly of the West:

There is a great difference between responding to an ordinary speech of welcome, and such an one as has been tendered us by Dr. Williams, and I fear that I cannot fully voice the appreciation of my associates from the East.

Dr. Williams has said so much and has uttered it so sincerely that we would be ungrateful indeed and unmindful of a pleasant duty if we failed to thank you one and all for our reception. We have some of us seen for the first time what is tous the great West, and I feel constrained to plagiarize a prominent man, and repeat that verily had Adam and Eve been placed in this section of our country when expelled from the Garden of Eden, they would have raised their eyes reverently to Heaven and thanked God for the change.

Dr. Williams has given us a good idea of the extensive field for veterinarians in the West. IfI can see aright it is in the West that we are to look for our greatest progress. It is here that disease exists upon a scale—diseases that we do not see at all or but seldom in the East, but which you in the West have suc- cessfully met. We may arrogantly assume, that as of old, the wise men are in the East, but I must insist that the veterinary profession is an exception and that our brightest, most enterprising men are not content to remain within the narrow


confines offered by our Eastern States. Greatness requires room and it is here

obtained. State universities of the West offer better inducements and more aid than do

those of the East, as is evidenced by the veterinary departments of some Western States that compare most favorably with our exclusively veterinary colleges of the East. Let me cite an example of what the West does for its veterinarians by simply calling attention to our friend, Dr. Paquin. Who east of the Alleghenies has done so much? If indeed we except Dr. Salmon, who of us has accom-

plished any original work.

Perhaps I should have said that to-day we place the corner stone—the foun- dation of our Association has been building since June, 1863. . That the Associa- tion has not grown faster is due to the fact of the few artizans employed. With united, harmonious and well-directed work, our building should be completed, its happiest aims achieved and much and lasting good done the profession.

We will now receive the report of the Secretary, who will read the minutes of the last meeting.

Secretary Hoskins read the minutes of the Twenty-sixth An- nual Meeting of the Association, as also the minutes of the meet- ing of the Comitia Minora held at that time. All of which were approved as read.

There being no unfinished business, the President called upon the Secretary to read the minutes of the meeting of the Comitia

Minora held September 16, 1890, in the morning.


The Comitia Minora of the United States Veterinary Medical Association, was called to order by the President, Dr. Charles B. Michener, at 10:30 a.m.

Members present—Drs. Michener, Hoskins, R. A. McLean, Clement, Huidekoper and Robertson.

Absent—Drs. Wray, Stickney, and Gill.

By appointment—Drs. Lyford, Paquin, and T. Butler.

After reading of minutes, the question of employment of sten- ographer for the meeting was discussed, and finally it was agreed to employ one at $10.00 per day, and 50 cts per page of type-writ- ten copy of the Proceedings, the expense to be equally divided between the Association, Tae Amertcan Verertnary Review, and the Journal of Comparative Medicine.

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The names being read over by the Secretary, and there being ~ objection raised to the recognition of the Veterinary Department of Cornell, and later on, the Veterinary Department of Iowa Agricultural College, this point was brought up for discussion, and participated in by all present, as well as Dr. Winchester, on behalf of Cornell; after which Dr. R. A. McLean offered as a motion, that the former action of the Association, in refusing to recognize Cornell, be reindorsed. Seconded by Dr. Hoskins.

The question being put, was declared defeated, and a yea and nay vote was called for. The count showing on the nay vote, Michener, Huidekoper, Paquin, Butler, Clement, and Lyford.

Yea votes—R. A. McLean and Hoskins.

Dr. Paquin then moved to recommend for membership the names of the graduates of the Veterinary Department of the Iowa Agricultural College. Seconded by Dr. Clement.

Dr. R. A. McLean offered as an amendment: That this Asso- ciation recognize the Veterinary Department of the Iowa Agri- cultural College as a regularly organized and recognized Veter- inary School. The amendment was accepted, and, on motion, adopted.

Letters and telegrams of regret at their absence from the meet- ing were received from Prof. J. H. Raymond, Prof. D. McEach- ran, Prof. A. Smith, and from Drs. N. P. Hinkley, John Tillin, James A. Waugh, Cooper Curtice, Austin Peters, and other mem- bers and veterinarians.

On motion, the meeting adjourned.

W. Horace Hoskins, Secretary.

Secretary Hoskins: The Comitia Minora recommend that the following names be dropped from the roll of membership for non-payment of dues and other causes:

Drs. G. S. Agersborg, Vermilion, Dakota; E. C. Beckett, Boston, Mass.; M. Maker, Newton, Mass.; Joseph” Bushman, Washington, D. C.; L. C. ‘Comishedl, Philadelphia, Pa.; C. Col-


ag 1, West Dedham, Mass.; B. 1 Colsson, Mobile, Alabama; J. ©. Dorlice, Newark, N. J.; J. Bz A Cosgrov e, Worcester, Mass.; L. M! “Crane, New York, N. Y.; H. J? Detmers, Columbus, Ohio ; W.S:! DeVo , New York, N. Y:; William (Dimond, Portland, Ore- gon; G. H’’Farnsworth, Rutland, ys t.: 8. S. Field, New York, N. 2 31.5; Foote, New York, N ef Fo) nd. ‘he, New York, N. ¥.; E! anghew, Brooklyn, N. Y.; anshew, Brooklyn, N. Y.; William Harris, New York, N. - w.P ‘Humphrey, Elizabeth, N.J.; James i Ken p, New ok N.Y. Robert aidlaw, Al- bany, N. Y.; Alex. Marshall, Brogkine, Wea: William R. Mit- chell, New York, N. Y.; William wel s, Charleston, Il.; Samuel M5 Kathioa, Elam, Pa; J. E. ichol, New York, N. Ta &. tto, New York, N. Y.; S. I? Wiad Salt Lake City, U es $ a tyder, Rondout, N. Y.; J. E’ Ryder Jamaica, L. I., N. Y.; J. Eich , Hartford, Conn.; Chanel Roe , Philadelphia, Pa. Willian’ tS * sae Boston, Mass.; J. M. Ae , Boston, eis: J. M.AValton, New ,York, N. Y.; Charles Williams, Phila- delphia, Pa.; Charles’ Winslow, Bocklant, Mass.; K. ele Boston, Mass.

Dropped for Unprofessional Conduct.—Drs. F. 8. billings, Chicago, Ill; W. B/Brothero, Clearfield, Pa.

Died aeons Qualifr ying. —Dr. 8.8. Moyer, Hilltown, Pa, //

Deceased.—Drs. A. Lockhart, New York, N. Y.; G. A. Tath- rop, Binghamton, N. Y. 5

Resiygned.— Dr. A. L. Hummel, Philadelphia, Pa.

The report of the Comitia Minora was accepted and the recom- mendation to drop the names of the delinquents from the roll was approved.

President Michener: There is a further recommendation of your Comitia Minora, gentlemen, and it is for you to say what ac- tion shall be taken in respect to the expulsion of Dr. Billings, which has been unanimously recommended. I will ask the Secre- tary to read the letter from Dr. Billings so you may know the tenor of it, and if you feel as your Comitia Minora did this morn- ing, I do not think there is any doubt but what the name of Dr. Billings will be dropped from the list of members of this Associa-


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Dr. McLean: I rise to a point of order. Our Executive Committee is established for the purpose of keeping out, public clamor, such as this, from our general meetings. The letter re- ferred to is utterly unworthy of any man, much less a veterinary surgeon. I move you that the reading of the letter be dispensed with.


President Michener: Iam willing to suppress the letter if the Association wish to endorse the action of the Comitia Minora without hearing the letter read.

The motion to dispense with the reading of letter referred to was unanimously carried.

On motion the action of the Comitia Minora recommending the dropping of Dr. Billings’ name was approved, and Dr. Billings was declared expelled from membership in the Association.

President Michener: The next recommendation of the Comitia Minora refers to the names recommended for admission to mem- bership with us. The Secretary will please read the names of those recommended by the Comitia Minora.

Secretary Hoskins read the names of the proposed members and on motion of J. C. Myers, Sr., of Ohio, duly seconded, the names presented by the Comitia Minora were accepted collectively.

Mr. Faust: I move you, sir, that the Secretary of the Asso- ciation be instructed to cast the ballot of the Association for each of the members recommended for admission to membership.

Seconded. Carried.

Secretary Hoskins: Pursuant to the direction of the As- sociation I would announce that I have cast the ballot of the As- sociation for each of the candidates for admission to membership and that the following have been duly elected members of this Association :

Roscoe R. Bell,/D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. R. A. Me- Lean) 7th Ave. and Union Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Thomas M. Buckley*D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. R. A. McLean) 480 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.; Gerald E. Griffin >D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. W. J. Coates) 5th Cavalry, Fort Reno, Ind. Ty.; Richard R. Morrison; D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. W. J.


Coates) 141 West Fifty-fourth Street, New York City; Joseph Ogle; Jr., D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. W. J. Coates) 302 West Forty-sixth Street, New York City; R. W. Hickman’ V.M.D., Vet. Dept. U. of Pa. (Dr. C. B. Michener) Greene Ave. and Broadway, Brooklyn, N. Y.; H. B. Ambler/” D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. C. B. Michener) Greene Ave. and Broadway, Brook- lyn, N. Y.; J. L. Kilborné, D.V.S., Cornell Vet. Dept. (Dr. J. F. Winchester) Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.; Richard Letts’ D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. W. E,,B. Mil ler) Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, N. J.; D.S. Breslin, D.VS., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. W. H. Pendry) 94 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y; A. T. Thompson, D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. W. Horace Hoskins) Evansville, Ind.; J. Huhné, D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Prof. A. Liautard) 141 West Fifty-fourth Street, New York City; R. o- "Webster, V.M.D., Vet. Dept. U. of Pa. (Dr. W. Horace Hoskins) Media, Pa.; Harry E. Bates, D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. C. E. Ross) New Haven, Conn.; T. Oa Armstrong, D.V.S., Chi- cago Vet. Coll. (Dr. W. H. Wray) Hotel Richmond, Chicago, II1.; N. P/Valerius, D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll., Watertown, Wis.; James A. Waugh, V.S. (Dz. D. Gill) 6th Cavalry, U.S. A., Fort Win- gate, N. M.; E. A. A. Grange, V.S., Toronto Vet. Coll. (Dr. Tait Butler) Agr. College, Mich.; Johd/Tillie, D.V.M., Iowa Agr. Coll. (Dr. Tait Butler) Muscatine, Iowa; S7Stewart, M.D., D.V. M. (Dr. Tait Butler) Council Bluffs, Iowa; 0.74. Carey, BS., D.V.M., Iowa Agr. Coll. (Dr. Tait Butler) Brookings, South Dakota; G. C/ Williams, V.S., Ont. Vet. Coll. (Dr. Tait Butler) Dewitt, Lowa ; Joh D. Rutherford, V.S., Ont. Vet. Coll. (Dr. Tait Butler) Rock Island, Ill.; George A. Johnson, D.V.M., Vet. Dept. Iowa Agr. Coll. (Dr. Tait Butler) Odebolt, Iowa; Louis A. Thomas, D.V.S., Chi. Vet. Coll. (Dr. Tait Butler) Atlantic, Iowa ; Gulia. Fagan, D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. W. H. Hoskins) 232 East One Hundred and Sixteenth Street, New York City; A. W. Swedeburg, V.S., Tor. Vet. Coll. (Dr. E. §. Walmer) Third St. and~Pennsylvania Ave,, S. E., Washington, D. C.; John A. Meyéts, D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. E. 8. Walmer) Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Va.; 8. L.“ Hunter, V.S., Tox. Vet. Coll. (Dr. D. Lemay) Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas; C. Douass McMurdo, D.

ay, Brook- ept. (Dr. n, D. C.; - 9B. Mil- eis se m Brooklyn, V. Horace Vet. Coll. ‘ork City; '. Horace Coll. (Dr. /.S., Chi- cago, IIl.; 3.3 James ‘ort Win- (Dr. Tait wa Agr. D., D.V. ey, BS., s, South ; Butler) oll. (Dr. M., Vet. Louis A. c, Iowa ; oskins) ity; A. ') Third John A. onburg, ll. (Dr. rdo, D.


V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. D. Lemay) Fort Riley, Kansas; W. H. Richatds, V .8.. Ont. Vet. Coll. (Dr. D. Lemay) 16 West Fifth Avenue, Emporia, Kansas ; ofw . Purcell, V.8., Ont. Vet. Coll. (Dr. W. H. Hoskins) Old Orchard Beach, Me; M. &#iche, V.S., Montreal Vet. Coll. (Waugh and Hoskins) Fort Custer, Mont.; Herbert Neher, D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. C. B. Michener) 350 West Forty-eighth Street, New York City; Olaf Schwartzkopf, V.M.D., Royal Vet. Coll, Berlin, (Dr. W. H. Hoskins) St. An- thony Park, Minn.; Jame$ L. Kidd, D.V.S., Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr- W. H/Aoskins) 102 East Main Street, Lexington, Ky.; D. B. Me Capes, V.S, Ont. Vet. Coll. (Dr. W. H. Hoskins) Vermilion, South Dakota; W.L. Williams, V.S., Montreal Vet. Coll. (Dr. W. H. Hoskins) Bloomington, Ill; J. M. Tye! V.S., Ont. Vet. Coll. (Dr. W. H. Hoskins) Muncie, Ind.; A. F. Schtéiber, Vet. Dept. U. of Pa. (Dr. W. H. Hoskins) Sixty-first St. and Elmwood Ave., Philadelphia, Pa.; A. 8. Barnes 4V 8., Ont. Vet Coll. (Dr. Tait Butler) Maquoketa, Iowa; T. A. Brown, D.V.S., Chi. Vet. Coll. (Dr. Tait Butler) Chariton, lowa; J. T*Wennedy, V.S., Ont. Vet. Coll. (Dr. Tait Butler) West Union, lowa; “At N. Waller, V.S., Ont. Vet. Coll. (Dr. Tait Butler) Windom, Minn.; Alexander Plufiier, D.V.S., Chi. Vet. Coll. (Dr, Tait Butler) Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming; S. 8. Baket,’D.V.S., Ohi. Vet. Coll. (Pres. Williams) 609 West Madison Street, Chicago, Ill; O. J. Lanigat, D.V.S., Chi. Vet. Coll. (Pres. Williams) Wenona, IIL; J.S. Spaitgler D.V.S., Chi. Vet. Coll. (Pres. Williams) Aurora, Ill; C. E. Sayre, D.V.S., Chi. Vet. Coll. (Pres. Williams) 3725 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, Ill.; A. H. Baker, V.S., Mont. Vet. Coll._ Pres. Williams) 2537 State Street, Chicago, Ill.; Joseph Hughés, M.R.C.Y-S. (Pres; Williama) 2537 State Street, Chicago, i.; R.J. Withers. M.D., Y,S. (Pres. Williams) 2537 State Street, Chicago, Ill; J. M. Wright, Chicago, Vet. Coll. (Pres. Williams) Chicago Vet. Coll., Ill; G. W. Pope, Chicago Vet. Coll. (Pres. Williams) 2537 State Street, Chicago, Ill.; KR. G> Walker, Chi- cago Vet. Cojl..(Pres. Williams) 2537 State Street, Chicago, IIl.; John Case ell, M.R.C.V.S. (Pres. Williams) 639 W. Madison Street, Chicago, Ill; P. Quitnian, Qhicago Vet. Coll. (Pres. Williams) Chicago, Ill; E. H. Ranise¥, Ontario Vet. Coll. (Dr.


Paul Paquin) Louisiana, Mo.; L. M. Klutts, Chicago Vet. Coll. (Dr. Paul Paquin) Clinton, Mo.; J.J ohffshn, Ont. Vet. Coll. (Dr. Paul Paquin) St. Joseph, Mo.; John S/Meyer, Am. Vet. Coll. (Dr. Paul Paquin) St. Joseph, Mo.; HarryB. Piatt, Ont.