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deliver the starving and outraged Cubans from the clutches of Spanish barbarians ?


The fifty-first annual meeting of the American Medical Association will be held in the City of Denver, June 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th, 1898, and strenuous efforts will be made by the local allopathic profession to secure a large attendance, and to offer the visiting physicians a genuine western welcome. A large sum of money has been raised for this purpose. In ad. dition to the amount subscribed by individuals, about $3500.00, the City Council will give $500, and the County Commissioners will give as much more. This action of the Council and Com. missioners is in strange contrast with that at the time the American Institute of Homeopathy met here in 1894—when they refused to give anything to aid us in entertaining our National Society. On that occasion, twenty homeopathic physicians in this State gave $2500,00 to entertain our guests, and not a dollar was given by any individual outside the profession, nor by the City or County authorities. We do not complain of this difference. We are glad to note the precedent thus established, and merely mention it here in the way of historical data for future reference.

Unlike the American Institute of Homeopathy, the Amer. ican Medical Association is a delegate body, and for the information of our readers we give the following rules governing its membership:

“The delegates shall receive their appointment from permanently organized State Medical Societies, and such county and district medical societies as are recognized by representation in their respective State Societies, and from the medical departments of the Army and Navy and the Marine-Hospital Service of the United States."

"Each state, county, and district medical society entitled to representation shall have the privilege of sending one delegate for every ten of its regular resi. dent members, and one for every additional fraction of more than half that number; provided, however, that the number of delegates from any particular state, terri. tory, county, city or town shall not exceed the ratio of one in ten of the resident physicians who may have signed the Code of Ethics of the Association.”


For the guidance of physicians wishing to enter the army as surgeons we select the following from a recent statement by the Surgeon General of the United States, made in response to a very large number of applicants for positions in the volunteer army now being recruited for service in Cuba.

"The Surgeon General highly appreciates the patriotic motives which have induced this offer of services-in many in. stances by men prominent in the profession and enjoying a lucrative practice, but the labor of answering these numerous letters interferes with the necessary work of the office, which has been greatly increased by the exigencies connected with equipping the regular and volunteer armies for field service. It therefore becomes necessary to acknowledge letters offering services and inquiries relating to the medical department by the circular letters.

“No appointments are made in the regular army except after examination by an army medical examining board, and all applicants must be graduates of medicine and less than 20 years of age.

“The Surgeon General of the army has nothing to do with the appointment of medical officers for the volunteer army.

“Comparatively few surgeons (acting assisting surgeons) are likely to be required, and it is the intention to employ for service with troops going to Cuba, or at hospitals on the Gulf coast, only such as are immune to yellow fever.

"All applications and offers of service will be placed on file or future reference, and for selection of the most available per. son for the special duty required, in case of need.

"No female nurses will be sent to Cuba or to hospitals on

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