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amalgamation with the old school become a question for debate, that future years will find them proud to say that their votes helped to make such unification im-possible. Read what the Hahnemannian says:
"It is quite natural then that we hesitate before we abandon our distinctive school of medicine and merge with the allopaths. Indeed, we hardly feel that we should consider the matter, for we have received no official invitation to join with them. As the original quarrel arose from their ostracism of us, we most assuredly are not the ones to take the initiative. We were put out; we got out; and then we established hospitals, colleges, etc., which are acknowledged by our competitors to be admirable institutions. Now, can we discuss the problem of going back with any dignity and self-respect? We believe we can not until the invitation to do so comes in an official manner to our national association, the American Institute of Homeopathy, from the American Medical Association."
THE ATLANTIC CITY MEETING OF A. I. H.-If anteassemblage arrangements are any criterion by which to judge the success of the forthcoming meeting of the A. I. H. at Atlantic City, commencing the 10th of the present month, there is no question in my mind but what this one will be a very auspicious and uplifting event in the history of homeopathy, and taking into consideration the number of prominent members of the faith who will attend the International Congress which convenes at the same time and place, it will be a great misfortune if any members of the former association are forced to remain away. Notwithstanding the fact that J. Richey Horner, the secretary, p. t., had but little time in which to arrange the program, the completeness of this document convinces me that President Greene's selection of this individual to the important position made vacant by the retirement of Secretary Gatchell, was one which could not have been improved upon by more deliberate consideration of the matter. The question of a permanent successor to the position will, no doubt, cause considerable controversy and no little amount of political wire-pulling, but from what I can learn there appears to be but few contestants for the position.
My article recently regarding the candidacy of Benjamin F. Baily for this position, along with its brother, the rumor of
The Clinique being made the official organ of the A. I. H., were both productive of just such results as I anticipated. In the first place Dr. Baily is a man of too large personal interests to accept the position even though elected thereto; besides, he is too thorough and conscientious to attempt anything to which he could not give, at least, the major part of his personal attention. Numerous letters have come to me concerning the matter and I have had conversation with not a few of the prominent members of the profession hereabouts and the general opinion seems to prevail that Dr. Frank Kraft, editor of The American Physician, is not only the logical but about the only candidate to be considered. Dr. Kraft would bring to the position a wide experience as well as a record for doing everything he undertakes in a thorough and intelligent manner; he is a stenographer of high excellence, an editor without a peer in the profession and has declared himself a candidate for the position. No higher compliment could be paid to a deserving member than the selection of Dr. Kraft to the position of secretary and I surmise that with the termination of his first year's services in this capacity the A. I. H. would discover it had broken even in the way of congratulations; just whether its secretary or the association would be deserving the more in this line would have to be determined by very careful comparison of benefits derived by both.
I am glad to say a recent letter from Dr. Kraft advised me that he had been thoroughly renovated at a "resort” somewhere in Michigan, and that he hoped to regain his usual health in a very short while. It may be some while, however, before he will be wholly able to resume active and remunerative practice, but I believe he would be in a better position than ever to protect the interests of the association, and that the proceedings and other business of a clerical nature would receive more prompt and efficient attention at his hands than they have from any one in many years past. I look forward with a great deal of pleasure to the retirement of every other candidate who may have aspirations to this position, and in favor of Dr. Frank Kraft, whom I hope to see selected to the secretaryship of the A. I. H. by unanimous vote.
PUNGENT POINTS AND PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS.
Hot weather in Denver last month.
The Park Avenue, nee Denver Homeopathic, Hospital has a new head nurse.
M. D. Smith is the name of a homeopathic doctor of Middletown, Vermont. Very handy initials, those, doctor.
The homeopaths of Nebraska cut out this year's meeting and will all try to attend the A. I. H. at Atlantic City.
The Carence Nasal Shield is a sure cure for hay fever. It gives immediate relief, as many who have used it will testify.
Dr. Norma M. Baldwin is a homeopath of the right sort and is located at Colorado Springs, rooms 301-2 Hagerman building.
Dr. William Boericke has returned from a trip abroad to his home in San Francisco. The quake quickened his return somewhat.
President Shears of Hahnemann College, Chicago, Illinois, accompanied by his wife, has toured Europe during the past summer.
Dr. H. R. Arndt has established an office at his residence, 1124 O'Farrell street, San Francisco. Send him a good book or two.
In the August issue of Medical Century Dr. A. C. Cowperthwaite absolutely declines to be a candidate for president of the A. I. H.
The American Medical Journal wants to know "is your keyhole plugged ?" No, we live in a modern office biulding sans keyboles.
Reports from the Elliott ranch, near Byers, Colorado, are all of the most satisfactory sort. This will be a great resort eventually.
Owing to a press of business before Congress, the osteopathic bill was sidetracked and is quite likely to remain there for some time.
A Freeport, Illinois, physician was held up recently by a robber. The robber got away with his appendix, for all of which he was truly thankful.
Judging by the number of cures made by Christian Science which have found mention in the Post lately, the doctoring business must be on the bum.
Dr. Sherman Brown of this city had his new $5,000 automobile smashed to smithereens by a Union Pacific passenger train recently. No one hurt.
Detroit Homeopathic College has sent out a prosperous looking announcement for 1906-7. The Critiquqe is pleased to acknowledge receipt of a copy.
It was so hot in Kansas City that no session of the Kansas City Homeopathic Medical Society was held during the months of July and August just passed.
Don't forget that Frank Kraft, M. D., Cleveland, Ohio, is avowed candidate for the position of secretary of the A. I. H. deserves a full vote.
Dr. D. A. Strickler, managing editor of Progress, will attend the meeting of the A. I. H., at Atlantic City, the 10th of this month. Have heard of no one else.
Mrs. Mary Teresa Craigie (John Oliver Hobbs) died recently in London of hay fever, so the papers say.
This is one of the rare cases one reads about.
The Atchison (Kansas) Globe places the responsibility for bottlefed babies upon the "waists which button up the back.” Wouldn't that rattle your slats?
Dr. J. Wylie Anderson took his summer vacation the middle of last month and spent a pleasant week with his family in Indian Creek park, at his summer home.
Miss Nettie E. Roe, for many years a teacher in the public schools of Racine, Wisconsin, was a visitor at the editorial bungalow the fore part of last month.
Denver doctors in the Commonwealth building furnished material recently for a very readable story in the Denver papers on account of their pugilistic propensities. Blonde woman, too, in the war.
Prof. Baron Eiselburg, Vienna University, performed two operations for appendicitis in one day and then had his assistants do like. wise to him. All doing well.
Horses at Espanola, New Mexico, are infested and seriously annoyed by flies. Anyone knowing a remedy for this trouble please write Dr. J. W. Waffensmith,
Invalids, non-tubercular, will find the Elliott ranch, Byers, Colo rado, an ideal place to spend a vacation. It is quiet, with many ad. vantages not found elsewhere.
It requires a five years' course of study, followed by one year's hospital work to secure a doctor's degree in medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Boston,
The secular press credits Dr. Frank Billings of Chicago with pre senting a bill to the Marshall Field estate for $25,000, seven days' services. Not a fallow field, evidently.
Dr. B. A. Wheeler, Denver, Colorado, was another Denver man to graduate in the class of '67, Hahnemann College, Chicago, Illinois, and is one of our most active homeopaths.
During the past month citizens of Denver have experienced the longest "spell" of hot weather colorado has bad for some years. No prostrations or deaths, however.
Of the 1,060 women who have graduated from the Chicago University in years past, but 171 have taken advantage of the matrimonial shelter. Something the matter with the C. U. bunch.
The thirty-second annual announcement, 1906-7, University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College, has been received at this office and speaks volumes in praise of this institution.
According to statistics issued recently by the Census Bureau at Washington, the second healthiest place in the United States is Owasso, Michigan. Oh, well, second place isn't so worse.
According to the Post, the ambulance at the City and County Hospital, Denver, will not be sent out after 5 p. m. This is to “protect" the doctors—thell with the public, which pays the freight.
This is the season of the year when the hay fever sufferer performs the soppy, if not solemn, rite of immersion upon everyone within a wide radius of his position every time he sneezes.
Don't forget the Rock Island or Union Pacific routes in making up your rote to the A. I. H. meeting at Atlantic City. Write the Clinique for information concerning the eastern end of the journey.
James M. Bringas, one of the wealthiest men in Mexico, offers $5,000,000 to anyone who will cure him of leprosy. Here is a chance for some of the sure-thing boys or the electric belt fakirs to "show me."
Describing the brand of booze made in his district, Congressman Stanly of Kaintuck said: "It will turn an anchorite into a howling dervish, and make a rabbit spit in a bulldog's face." Now that is what we call "going some."
The printing and publishing committee of the forthcoming meeting of the American Institute, which holds forth at Atlantic City this month, deserve a special vote of thanks for the excellence of its work up to this time.
Among the first of the announcements of medical colleges to reach this office is that of the Kansas City Hahnemann, which gives that institution an appearance of prosperity which is truly gratifying. Keep the good work going.
Mr. Nelson L. Drew, formerly general agent of the passenger department of the Rock Island road in Denver, has been appointed general passenger agent of the Argentine Central, the highest road in the world operating steam engines without a cog center. The road is purely a scenic line and with a man of Drew's determination to get business and to do things, should be one of the main features of Colorado's delightful touring trips. Success to the Argentine Central and its hustling passenger representative.