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identity; this card will entitle the holder to all the advantages to be derived from membership.
ART. IV.-National and foreign committees can receive the subscriptions of their members to be transmitted to the Secretary General, who on receiving the same will send them cards of identity corresponding to the number of inscribed members.
Foreign committees may receive the inscription of their members until March 20, 1903, after which date all subscriptions and applications for membership must be addressed directly to the Secretary General of the Congress.
ART. V.- Each member of the Congress must, at the time of paying his subscription, send to the Secretary General either directly, or through his respective committee, a note indicating exactly and legibly his name, quality and titles, with his address, accompanying these indications with a visiting card.
ART. VI. Members of Congress who have fulfilled the prescribed conditions will have the right to take part in all the proceedings, to present verbal or written communications, to join in the discussions, to vote in questions put to the meeting, and to participate in all the advantages appertaining to membership.
ART. VII. They will be entitled also to a general résumé of the proceedings of the Congress, and to a copy of the full report of the proceedings in the section to which they belong. Members who desire to receive several volumes, or the complete report, must pay for each volume a sum which will be decided upon later, and which will not exceed the cost of printing. Subscriptions for volumes will be received by the Secretary General until the close of the Congress. Members of Congress who have presented written communications in several sections, and who have been passed by the Commission entrusted with their examination, will receive the volumes of these sections without any payment.
ART. VIII.-The reports of the Congress will be sent to the members who are entitled to them immediately on their publication. ART. IX.-The Congress will be divided into the following Sections :
(1) Anatomy, Anthropology, Comparative Anatomy, Embryology, Descriptive Anatomy, Normal Histology and Teratology.
(2) Physiology, Physical and Chemical Biology.
(3) General Pathology, Pathological Anatomy and Bacteriology. (4) Therapeutics, Pharmacology and Materia Medica.
(5) Pathology of the Internal Organs.
(6) Neuropathics, Mental Diseases and Criminal Anthropology. (7) Pediatrics.
(8) Dermatology and Syphilography.
(9) Surgery and Surgical Operations.
(11) Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology.
(13) Obstetrics and Gynecology.
(14) Military and Naval Medicine and Hygiene.
(15) Hygiene, Epidemiology and Technical Sanitary Science.
ART. X.-Members of Congress must, at the time of their inscription, indicate the section to which they desire to belong, notwithstanding they may take part in the proceedings of the other sections.
ART. XI.-An Executive Committee, composed of the President, Secretary General, and Treasurer, and the Presidents and Secretaries of Sections, is entrusted with the arrangement and procedure of the Congress.
ART. XII.—The Congress will sit every day, either in general meetings or sectional meetings.
ART. XIII.-Two general ordinary meetings will take place, one for the opening and one for the closing of the Congress.
There will be besides as many extraordinary meetings as shall be considered necessary, the number of which will be decided upon later by the Executive Committee. These meetings will be devoted to lectures to which will be invited eminent scientists of different nations. Only the lecturers will be allowed to speak at these meetings.
ART. XIV. At the opening meeting the Secretary General will report upon the proceedings of the organisation of the Congress, the President will read the inaugural address, a presentation will be made to the official delegates, and the Honorary Presidents will be named. At the closing meeting a report will be made of the deliberations of the Congress, a place for the next meeting will be appointed and the election of its officials will be proceeded with.
At these meetings only those members of Congress who have been appointed and invited by the Executive Committee will address the meeting.
ART. XV.-The Committees of the sections will arrange their programmes of the proceedings (reading and discussion of communications, examination of proposals sent in, &c.).
Each section will name at its first meeting its Honorary Presidents and appoint its Secretaries. Some of these will be chosen from foreign members of Congress to make reports on communications sent. in in different languages, and thus to facilitate their discussion.
ART. XVI.-The President of each section will direct the meetings and debates in the manner recognized by all deliberative bodies.
Only questions of procedure may be put to the vote.
Scientific questions may not be put to the vote.
ART. XVII. The time assigned to each communication must not exceed fifteen minutes, and speakers who take part in the discussions may not occupy more than five minutes.
Members who take part in the discussions must remit to the Secretary of the section a short report of their speeches.
ART. XVIII.—Communications referring to the proceedings of the Congress must be sent before January 1, 1903, to the Executive Committee, who will undertake their transmission to their respective. sections.1
All communications must be accompanied by a short report, in the form of conclusions if possible; this extract will be printed by order of the Executive Committee and distributed to the members of the corresponding section.
ART. XIX.-Communications may be sent in after January 1, 1903, and even during the Congress, but they will only be put to the order of the day after the discussion of those sent in during the prescribed time.
ART. XX.-The written text of all the proceedings of the Congress, either at the general meetings or in the sections, must be remitted the same day to the Secretary of the respective office. The Executive Committee will decide upon its total or partial insertion in the reports. ART. XXI.-The official languages of the Congress at all the meetings will be Spanish, French, English and German.
Ladies belonging to the families of members of the Congress, and accompanied by them, will be allowed reductions on railway fares, and will be able to attend fêtes and ceremonies given in honour of the members of the Congress. For this purpose they should obtain a special card in consideration of the payment of 12 pesetas per person. Secretary General :
Madrid, April 11, 1901.
For the inscription and for the presentation of communications a special printed
form must be used, to be obtained from the Secretary-General.
Annual General Meeting, 1902.
Time. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 22, 23, 24.
Messrs. ROFF KING, Chairman; W. E. HARDING, President-elect ; W. HELYAR, President, Western Branch; J. L. ROBERTSON, President, Central Counties Branch; T. MANSELL, President-elect, North Midland Branch; D. HEADRIDGE, Secretary, North Midland Branch; G. F. CALE-MATTHEWS, Secretary, Central Counties Branch; A. T. HILDER (Birmingham); PARKER CATER (Stafford); F. VINCENT WALKER (Llandudno); G. H. JONES (Shrewsbury); L. RICE OXLEY, Treasurer (Shrewsbury); G. H. MUGFORD, Secretary (Shrewsbury). (Details of the entertainments, &c., will be published in a future issue.)
Papers.-Members willing to read papers should communicate with the Hon. Secretary, 32, Leicester Square, W.C.
Demonstrations.-Members willing to give demonstrations should write to Mr. Mugford, 28, Castle Street, Shrewsbury.
President-elect, Mr. G. G. CAMPION.
Papers.-Members willing to read papers communicate with Mr. Hopewell Smith, 26, Berkeley Square, W.
At Shrewsbury.-The Raven, Crown, George, Lion, Clarendon, Unicorn, Grosvenor (Castle Street), Jones' Restaurant and Hotel, The Station.
At Church Stretton.-Church Stretton Hotel, The Hydro, Mr. Jones' Boarding House.
Further details and a list of apartments and boarding-houses will be published in a future issue.
A MEETING of the Representative Board will be held on Saturday, March 8, at 3 p.m., at 32, Leicester Square.
W. H. DOLAMORE, Hon. Sec.
Central Counties Branch.
THE first meeting of the session was held on Thursday, November 7, 1901 at the Medical Institute, Birmingham, the PRESIDENT in the chair (Mr. J. L. Robertson). There were also present: Messrs. A. L. Bostock, Joscelyne, Smallwood, Knott, St. Johnston, J. E. Parrott, Harding, Mountford, Reeve, Thistlewood and Cale-Matthews.
The Minutes of the last meeting were read, confirmed and signed.
Mr. VICKERY read a short paper on "Gold Filling," setting forth the advantages gained by the use of smooth pluggers and hand pressure. Mr. Vickery also showed fillings made with all the forms of gold now used.
Messrs. KNOTT, PARROTT, SMALLWOOD and JOSCELYNE joined in a discussion, Mr. VICKERY replying.
Mr. A. L. BOSTOCK gave a paper on "The Articulation of Artificial Dentures," dealing mainly with complete cases for edentulous mouths. Many of Mr. Bostock's points were novel and practical. A hearty discussion followed in which most members present took part.
The collection on behalf of the Benevolent Fund amounted to 16s. 6d. A cordial vote of thanks to Messrs. Vickery and Bostock brought the meeting to a close.
The second meeting was held at the Medical Institute on Thursday, December 12, 1901; in the unavoidable absence of the President (Mr. J. L. Robertson), Mr. J. MOUNTFORD was voted to the chair.
Mr. CALE-MATTHEWS showed a case of "Inlays," there being seven inlays in the four upper incisors in a girl of 15; these were done two years ago by Jenkins' method, and showed no signs of weakness and were not noticeable.
Dr. W. J. MCCARDIE read a most exhaustive paper on “General Anæsthesia in Dental Practice" going most minutely into the uses, advantages and otherwise of the various anæsthetics now in use. Dr. McCardie's paper was listened to with great interest, and it is to be hoped he may be persuaded to publish it.
A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Dr. McCardie for his paper and to Mr. Cale-Matthews for the case of inlays. Both paper and casual communication were keenly discussed, the following gentlemen taking part: Messrs. Brooks, Parrott, Knott, Shedden, Mountford and Whittles.
The Benevolent Fund collection amounted to 128.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 27, 1902, when Mr. A. W. Shedden, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., L.D.S.Eng., will read a paper entitled Practical Asepsis for the Dentist."
19, Easy Row, Birmingham.
G. F. CALE-MATTHEWS, Hon. Sec.
THE Annual General Meeting of this Branch was held at the Royal Dental Hospital, Leicester Square, on Monday evening, January 20, 1902, Mr. SIDNEY SPOKES in the Chair.
The CHAIRMAN announced that a letter had been received from the President of the Branch, Mr. Hutchinson, regretting his inability to attend the meeting in consequence of the serious illness of Mrs. Hutchinson.
To be published as an Original Communication.