Medical Society of South Carolina Minutes: 1937-1939

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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina held Tuesday evening, January 12th, 1937, at 8:30 o’clock, at the Roper Hospital. - - the meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. W. Atmar Smith. Members present were: Roll Call: (30), Drs. A. E. Baker, Banov, Barnwell, Beach, Burn, Cain, Cannon, Deas, de Saussure, Evatt, Johnson, Lassek, Linton, McCrady, Maguire, O’Driscoll, Peery, Prioleau, J. J. Ravenel, W. J. Ravenel, Sanders, Scott, W. A. Smith, Wm. H. Speissegger. Sughrue, Taft, E. W. Townsend, J. F. Townsend, Waring, Robert Wilson, Jr. Guests present were: Dr. R. E. Baker, U. S. N. Dr. Roe E. Remington, of the Medical College. (MN) Minutes of Annual Meeting. The Minutes of het preceding meeting were read by the Secretary: Letters from 1st – A letter from Dr. Banov calling attention to the extension of the period of quarantine for Scarlet Fever From twenty one days to thirty days. (MN) Dr. Banov, 2nd – A (MN) Dr. McDaniel, letter from Dr. McDaniel, of the State Board of Health, thanking the Committee for the Control of Syphilis for its Report, and promising early action. 3rd – A letter from (MN) Dr. Cathcart, Dr. Cathcart in which he stated that he would accede to the request of the Society that he remain a member of the Board of Finance. 4th – A letter from Mrs. Margaret Sanger mentioning the progress made in Birth Control Legislation. (MN) Mrs. Sanger. The Scientific program was then taken up. 1/12 – 1.
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    The Scientific Program consisted of a paper, illustrated with slides, by Dr. J. J. Ravenel, entitled “The Ketogenic Diet in Renal Diseases.” After considerable comment by Drs. A. E. Baker, E. W. Townsend, McCrady, Maguire, W. J. Ravenel, Deas, Beach and Prioleau, the discussion was closed by Dr. J. J. Ravenel. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring, M. D. Secretary. Approved: January 26th, 1937. 1/12 – 2.
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, held Tuesday, January 26th, 1937, at 8:30 P. M., at the Roper Hospital. - - The Meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. W. Atmar Smith. (MN) Roll Call: (38) Members present were: Drs. A. E. Baker, Banov, Beach, Cain, Cathcart, Evatt, W. H. Frampton, Gantt, Heidt, Jenkins, Johnson, La Roche, Linton, McCrady, Maguire, Mitchell, Mood, O’Driscoll, Miles, Lassek, Prentiss, Prioleau, W. J. Ravenel, Rhame, Rudisill, Rutledge, Sams, Scott, W. A. Smith, Wm. H. Speissegger, Steinberg, Taft, J. M. van de Erve, Waring, I. R. Wilson, I. R. Wilson, Jr., Robert Wilson, Wood. Guests present were: Dr. R. E. Baker, U. S. N. Dr. McIlwane, Dr. Kinard and Dr. Stultz of the Medical College. (MN) Minutes of Jan. 12th. The Minutes of het preceding meeting were read and confirmed. A letter of application for membership in the Society from Dr. Arthur L. Rivers was read and referred to the Board of Censors. (MN) Report of Committee on the Ross Estate. Dr. Cathcart reported for the Committee on the Ross Estate as follows: “January twelfth, Nineteen Thirty-seven. “To the President and Members of the Medical Society of South Carolina. Gentlemen: - The committee on Ross Estate begs to report that there has been no change in the settlement of matters pertaining to this Estate during the past year. Our receipts and disbursements made during the past year appear in the Auditor’s report as made by the Board of Finance. Respectfully submitted, (Signed) G. McF. Mood, A. E. Buist, R. S. Cathcart, Chairman, W. Atmar Smith, President, Ex-Officio. 1/26/37 – 1.
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    (MN) New members. The new members of the Society, Drs. Lassek, Linton and Wood, signed the constitution. Dr. Mood, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, handed to the President the Audit of the Roper Hospital for 1935. Dr. Mood then read the following letter: (MN) Letter from Mr. Bates Re: Birth-Control Clinic. Roper Hospital Charleston, S. C. January 26, 1937. “The Medical Society of South Carolina, Roper Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina. Gentlemen: At the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Roper Hospital held this afternoon at 5:00 P. M. the following resolution was passed: - The Board of Commissioners, having received instructions from the Medical Society to establish a Contraceptive Clinic, the Board desired to know if this is to be a function of the Medical College of the State of South Carolina, as under the present agreement between the College and the Medical Society for the conduct of clinics, or conducted as an independent clinic under control of the Board of Commissioners.’ Yours very truly, (Signed) F. O. Bates, Secretary.” - - (MN) Discussion in re. Birth Control clinic. Upon Dr. Rhame’s request, the original instructions of the Socieyt to the board of commissioners concerning the birth Control Clinic were read by the Secretary. Dr. McCrady stated that he was in favor of having the Board of Commissioners control the Clinic. Dr. Cathcart pointed out that such clinics had not yet been officially endorsed by the American Medical Association or the State Medical Association, and made a motion that the Report of the Committee on Birth-Control Clinic be referred back to the Committee for reconsideration. This matter was discussed by Drs. Cain, Mood, Cathcart, I. R. Wilson and Robert Wilson. 1/26/37 - - 2.
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    The motion was then passed by the Society. (MN) Letters in re. Gift of funds for Clinic. Dr. Mood then read letters concerning the gift of approximately Five Thousand Dollars for the establishment of a Birth Control Clinic. (MN) Motion for acceptance with thanks. In discussion, Dr. Prioleau moved that the gift be acknowledged with thanks, and that the donor be advised that he matter is still under consideration. (MN) Amendments. Dr. Cain offered an amendment that the stock certificates representing the gift be returned temporarily to the intermediary of the donor, and Dr. Mood offered a further amendment that negotiations be carried on through the intermediary, Mrs. Albert Simons. (MN) Passed. The motion with the amendments was then passed. Under Special Order of Business, Dr. Cathcart presented the Report of the Board of Finance, as follows: (MN) Report of Board of Finance. January Twelfth, Nineteen Thirty-seven. To the President and Members of the Medical Society of South Carolina. Gentlemen: The Board of Finance begs leave to submit as their annual report a certified audit of the books of the officers and committees: Audit of the books of the Board of Finance, Audit of th eBooks of the committee on Ross Estate, Audit of Treasurer’s books of ht emedical society, report regarding the Minute Book of ht secretary of the Board fo Finance. We are glad to report that all 1936 coupons have been paid. The coupons of the Town of Cheraw reported last year have been paid in full, and the coupons of the City of Georgetown have been re-adjusted and paid. The Board calls attention to the fact that on account of some of our bonds maturing, they had to be re-invested. To invest these in safe securities we necessarily had to take a lower rate of interest and pay a premium in the purchase of the bonds. Also, to re-adjust some of our high-peak maturity dates, these securities had to be exchanged. Owing to these conditions the income of the Society has been reduced during the past year. 1/26/37 – 3.
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    Regarding the Legerton Bequest which you referred to your Board with power to act, this Bequest was refused and was reported to the Society at a previous meeting. The status of the Cohen Bequest is still being considered by our attorney and the attorneys for the Estate. All of the above is respectfully submitted. (Signed) G. McF. Mood, J. S. Rhame, R. S. Cathcart, Chairman, W. Atmar Smith, President, Ex-Officio. RSC:D. - - (MN) Dr. Rutledge moves to receive as information. Dr. Rutledge moved that this Report be received as information and the thanks of the Society extended to the Board. This was seconded and passed by the Society. (MN) Committee on Resolutions on Dr. finger. Dr. Johnson moved that the Chair appoint a Committee to draw up suitable Resolutions on the death of Dr. Finger. The Chair appointed Drs. Maguire, La Roche and J. J. Ravenel. - - (MN) Scientific Program: Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of a paper by Dr. Leon Banov entitled “The Private Physician and Public Health.” This paper was discussed and commended by Drs. Mood and Robert Wilson. (MN) Adjournment. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring, M. D. Secretary Approved, Feb. 9th, 1937. 1/26/37 - - 4.
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    Dr. R. S. Cathcart, Chairman, Board of Finance, Medical Society of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Dear Sir: Pursuant to contract, we have made our annual examination of the Books, records and accounts of Dr. G. McF. Mood, Treasurer Board of Finance for the period from December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 and submit herewith report, consisting of the following Exhibits, Schedules and Comments: Exhibit “A” Alston Bequest-Cash Statement, Exhibit “B” Charleston exchange for Women’s Work Memorial – Cash Statement, Exhibit “C” Coxe Endowment-Cash Statement, Exhibit “D” Gifford Bequest-Cash Statement, Exhibit “E: Keitt Bequest-Cash Statement, exhibit “F” King’s Daughter endowment Cash statement, Exhibit “G” Mary E. Lequeux Bequest-Cash statement, Exhibit “H” Emma Worrell Lowber Memorial-Cash Statement, Exhibit “I” Caroline M. Ohlandt-cash Statement, Exhibit “J” Roper Fund-Cash Statement, Exhibit “K” Ross-Henry Branch of Roper Hospital Cash Statement
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    2. Exhibit “L” Ross-Henry Memorial Fund-Cash Statement, Exhibit “M” Joseph Thompson Bequest-Cash statement, Exhibit “N” Checking Account-Cash Statement, exhibit “O” Cash Balance All Funds, Exhibit “P” Board of Finance-Combined Statement of Cash Receipts & Expenditures, Schedule “1” Charleston Exchange for Women’s Work Memorial – Securities Owned. Schedule “2” Coxe Endowment-Securities Owned, Schedule “3” Gifford Bequest-Securities Owned, Schedule “4” Keitt Bequest-Securities Owned, Schedule “6” Emma Worrell Lowber Memorial-Securities Owned, Schedule “7” Caroline M. Ohlandt, Roper Hospital, Fan Current-Securities Owned, Schedule “8” Roper Fund-Securities Owned, Schedule “9” Ross-Henry Branch of Roper Hospital Securities Owned, Schedule “10” Ross-Henry Memorial Fund Securities Owned, Schedule “10” Ross-Henry Memorial Fund Securities Owned, Schedule “11” Securities Owned – All Funds, Schedule “12” List of Valuable Papers, Exhibits “A” to “N”, inclusive, contain statements of Cash Received and Expended during the year from December 1 1935 to December 1, 1936, as covered by the various Funds in charge of the Board of Finance. The Receipts, as well as the Expenditures, are shown in detail, together with the balances to the credit of the various funds on December 1. Exhibit “O” Cash Balance – All Funds_ The Cash Balances, as called for by Exhibits “A” to “N”, inclusive, are grouped to represent exhibit “O”.
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    3. The total available funds on hand amounted to $7,150.26, and the frozen funds in the South Carolina National Bank were $2,614.48, a grand total of $9,765.14. Exhibit "P" Combined Statement of Cash Receipts and Expenditures. The Cash Receipts and Expenditures for the year, all funds, have been consolidated, and are shown as Exhibit "P". the Cash Balance on hand at beginning of year was $5,671.58, and the Cash Receipts were $143,204.03, making the total cash $148,875.61. The Expenditures amounted to $141,725.35, which deducted from the total cash $148,875.61, leaves a balance of $7,150.26, the amount available, on deposit in the South Carolina National Bank as of close of year. The total Receipts from various sources and the nature of the Expenditures can easily be ascertained by reference to exhibit "P" Schedules "1" to "11", Securities Owned- Schedules "1" to "10" show the Securities Owned, in detail. Schedule "11" is a combined statement of all Securities owned by the various Funds as of December 1, 1936, the total being $535,100.00. The Securities Owned at beginning of the year amounted to $528,600.00, par value, and the Bonds Purchased
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    4. amounted to $111,000.00, total of $639,600.00; the Sales were $104,500.00, leaving a balance of $535,100.00 on hand. The Securities were personally examined, checked as to name, number, etc., and found on hand in the Trust Department of the South Carolina National Bank, Broad Street, Charleston, south Carolina, on the afternoon of December 7, 1936. Present at the examination were Mr. R. P. Edmonds, Jr., Assistant Trust officer, and C. L. Vann, G. P. A. Schedule "12" List of Valuable Papers- The Miscellaneous Valuable Papers, representing all papers, deeds, etc., of the Board of Finance, with the exception of the Securities Owned, were personally examined on the afternoon of December 4, in the Board Room of the Medical Society of South Carolina in the roper Hospital. Present at the examination were Dr. G. McF. Mood, Treasurer, and C. L. Vann, C. P. A. Interest Coupons- There were a number of uncollected interest coupons at beginning of year, but all interest due had been paid and duly credited as of December 1, 1936. Investment of Funds- The Investments by the Board of Finance from time to time have been made with excellent judgement, with the result that Securiteis owned are A-1.
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    4. There have been a number of exchanges, sales and purchases during the past year, which were made to adjust the maturity of the bonds, and which appear to have been wise. Notwithstanding the fact that there has been a great deal of detail work during the year, due to the many changes and purchases of bonds, the records were found to have been kept in excellent shape, and are entirely satisfactory. Respectfully submitted, Certified Public Accountant.
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    Exhibit "A" Alston bequest Statement of Cash Receipts and Expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 Receipts: Cash Balance December 1, 1935 None, Interest on Bonds- City of Charleston 80.00, Home Owners Loan corporation 137.50, 217.50, J. J. P. Smith ñ Refund 39.38 $256.88, Expenditures: Paid Roper Hospital- June 15, 1936 217.25, July 9, 1936 5.01, 222.26, Transferred to Roper Fund 34.37, collection Charge Coupons .25, $256.88, Cash Balance December 1, 1936 None
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    Exhibit "B" Charleston Exchange for Women's Work Memorial Statement of Cash Receipts and Expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 Receipts: Cash Balance December 1, 1935 5.08, Interest on Bonds- $1,000.00 State of S. C. Refunding 32.50 32.50, $37.58, Expenditures: Transferred to Roper Fund 2.80, Paid Toper Hospital- July 9, 1936 18.53 $21.33, Cash Balance December 1, 1936 $16.25,
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    Exhibit "C" Coxe Endowment Statement of Cash Receipts and Expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 Receipts: Cash Balance December 1, 1935 750.00, Interest on Bonds- $25,000.00 City of Anderson 1,523.33, Bonds Sold- City of Anderson 5,000.00, Premium on Bonds Sold- City of Anderson 587.50, $7,860.83, Expenditures: Paid Roper Hospital January 22, 1936 687.50, July 9, 1936 750.00 1,437.50, Transferred to Roper Fund 62.50, Bonds Purchased- City of Anderson 5,000.00, Premium on Bonds Purchased- City of Anderson 775.18, Accrued Interest on Bonds Purchased- City of Anderson 81.94 $7,357.12, Cash Balance December 1, 1936 503.71
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    Exhibit "D" Gifford Bequest Statement of Cash Receipts and Expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 Receipts: Roper Hospital ñ 10% of Income Refunded- June 16, 1936 418.18, July 10, 1936 511.49, November 10, 1936 478.71 1,408.38 $1,408.38, Expenditures: Bonds Purchased- City of Charleston 1,000.00, Accrued Interest on Bonds Purchased- City of Charleston 2.25, $1,002.25, Cash Balance December 1, 1936 $406.13
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    Exhibit "E" Keitt Bequest Statement of Cash Receipts and Expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 Receipts: Cash Balance December 1, 1935 178.50, Interest on Bonds- $1,000.00 Town of Cheraw 107.40, 1,000.00 City of Union 50.00, 4,000.00 Town of Clinton 200.00, 1,000.00 City of Camden 50.00, 1,000.00 North Charleston School District 50.00, 1,000.00 City of Laurens 47.50, 1,000.00 Marion & Horry Counties 50.00, 1,000.00 Richland, Lexington & Saluda 47.50, 2,000.00 Sumter County 100.00, 1,500.00 City of Aiken 67.50, 7,000.00 Pickens County 385.00, 10,000.00 Cherokee County 500.00, 500.00 U. S. Treasury 15.00, 1,000.00 City of Charleston, W. W. - - 1,669.90, Bonds Sold- Town of Cheraw 1,000.00, Premium on Bonds Sold- Town of Cheraw 2.50 $2,850.90, Expenditures: Paid roper Hospital- January 22, 1936 673.50, June 15, 1936 108.75, July 9, 1936 731.25, November 5, 1936 130.15, 1,643.65, Transferred to Roper Fund 80.00, Bonds Purchased City of Charleston, W. W. 1,000.00Accrued Interest on Bonds Purchased- City of Charleston, W. W. 2.25, $2,725.90, Cash Balance December 1, 1936 $125.00
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    Exhibit "F" King's Daughters Endowment Fund Statement of Cash Receipts and Expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 Receipts: Cash Balance December 1, 1935 504.16, Interest on Bonds- $2,000.00 Richland, Lexington & Saluda 95.00 4,000.00 U. S. Treasury 120.00, 1,000.00 City of Charleston 33.21, 1,000.00, 1,000.00 State of S. C. Refunding 32.50, 1,000.00 State of S. C. Highway 45.00, 2,000.00 Greater Greenville 46.25, 371.96, South Carolina National Bank- 15% Frozen Funds 93.10, Bonds Sold- City of Charleston 1,000.00, January 28, 1936premium on Bonds Sold- City of Charleston 1.00, Roper Hospital ñ 10% of Income ñ January 28, 1936 591.65, $2,561.87, Expenditures: Paid Roper Hospital- June 15, 1936 188.81, Transferred to Roper Fund 23.75, Bonds Purchased- Greater Greenville 1,000.00, state of S. C. Highway 1,000.00, 2,000.00, Premium on Bonds Purchased- Greater Greenville 124.90, State of S. C. Highway 102.50 227.40, Accrued Interest on Bonds Purchased- Greater Greenville 3.56, State of S. C. Highway 15.00, 18.56 $2,458.52, $103.35, Cash Balance December 1, 1936
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    Exhibit "G" Mary E. Lequeux Bequest Statement of Cash Receipts and expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 Receipts: Cash Balance December 1, 1935 246.68 South Carolina National Bank- 15% Frozen Funds 55.50, $302.18, Expenditures: Expended None, Cash Balance December 1, 1936, $302.18,
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    Exhibit "H" Emma Worrell Lowber Memorial Statement of Cash Receipts and Expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 Receipts: Cash Balance December 1, 1935 162.50, Interest on Bonds- $10,000.00 Union county 500.00, 5,000.00 Kershaw County 275.00, 10,000.00 State of S. C. Refunding 325.00 1,100.00 $1,262.50, Expenditures: Paid roper Hospital- January 22, 1936 100.00, June 15, 1936 387.50, July 9, 1936 162.55, November 5, 1936 224.95, 875.00, Transferred to Roper Fund 62.50 $937.50, $325.00 Cash Balance December 1, 1936
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    Exhibit "I" Caroline M. Ohlandt Roper Hospital Fan fund Statement of Cash Receipts and Expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 Receipts: Cash Balance December 1, 1935 None, Interest on Bonds- $15,000.00 Richland, Lexington & Saluda 712.50, $712.50, Expenditures: Paid Roper Hospital- January 22, 1936 318.75, November 5, 1936 356.25, 675.00, Transferred to Roper Fund 37.50, $712.50
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    Exhibit "J" Roper Fund Statement of Cash Receipts and Expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 Receipts: Cash Balance December 1, 1935 418.34, Interest on Bonds- $500.00 City of Charleston 16.66, 1,000.00 U. S. Treasury 30.00, 200.00 U. S. Treasury 6.00, 52.66, Bonds Sold- City of Charleston 500.00, Premium on Bonds Sold- City of Charleston .50, Estate Jas. Ladson Gregorie 18.10, Dr. R. S. Cathcart, Chairman, Roper Hospital Building Committee 28.50, Transferred from- Alston Bequest 34.37, Coxe Endowment 62.50, Charleston Exchange for Women's Work Memorial 2.80, Keitt Bequest 80.00, King's Daughters Fund 23.75, Emma Worrell Lowber Memorial 62.50, Caroline M. Ohlandt Fund 37.50, Ross-Henry Branch of roper 394.00, Ross-Henry Memorial Fund 655.75, 1,353.17, $2,371.27, Expenditures: Transfer to checking Account 1,156.51, Dr. G. McF. Mood, Treasurer 150.000, C. L. Vann, C. P. A., Audit 150.00, Bicaise ñ Combination Safe 5.00 $1,461.51, Cash Balance December 1, 1936 $909.76
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    Exhibit "K" Ross-Henry Branch of Roper Hospital Statement of Cash Receipts and Expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 Receipts: Cash Balance December 1, 1935 2,560.63, Interest on Coupons- $5,000.00 Town of Cheraw 537.01, 8,000.00 City of Florence 271.33, 2,000.00 Town of Newberry 110.00 1,000.00 City of Union 50.00, 1,000.00 Town of Easley 50.00, 5,000.00 Town of Clinton 250.00, 2,000.00 North Charleston School District 100.00, 2,000.00 City of Laurens 95.00, 1,000.00 Marion & Horry Counties 50.00, 1,000.00 Greenville County 52.13, 1,000.00, Spartanburg County 45.00, 2,000.00 City of Camden 100.00, 2,000.00 City of Camden 100.00, 2,000.00 City of Aiken 90.00, 1,000.00 Aiken County 50.00, 4,000.00 Oconee County 220.00, 50,000.00 State of S. C. Highway 1,792.50, 10,000.00 York County 550.00, 3,000.00 Pickens County 165.00, 2,000.00 Richland, Lexington & Saluda 95.00, 23,500.00 U. S. Treasury 705.00, 2,100.00 City of Union 105.00, 8,000.00 U. S. Treasury 240.00 2,000.00 City of Charleston Refunding 66.42, 15,000.00 State of S. C. Highway 95.00, 2,000.00 Greater Greenville 47.50, 2,000.00 City of Greenville-Water 35.00, 7,000.00 Laurens County -- --, 30,000.00 State of S. C. Highway 675.00, 10,000.00 City of Charleston W. W. 7,229.39 Bonds Sold- Town of Cheraw 5,000.00, City of Florence 8,000.00, Greenville County 1,000.00, State of S. C. Highway 30,000.00, City of Charleston 2,000.00 46,000.00,
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    Exhibit "K" Cont. Premium on Bonds Sold- Town of Cheraw 12.50, Greenville County 8.90, State of S. C. Highway 4,350.00, City of Charleston 2.00, 4,373.40, South Carolina National Bank- 15% Frozen Funds 189.08 $60,352.50
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    Exhibit "K" Cont. Expenditures: Bonds Purchased- Greater Greenville 2,000.00, City of Greenville 2,000.00, Laurens County 7,000.00, State of S. C. Highway 30,000.00, City of Charleston, W. W. 10,000.00 51,000.00, Premium on Bonds Purchased- Greater Greenville 249.80, City of Greenville 95.40, Laurens County 910.00 State of S. C. Highway 4,915.00, 6,170.20, Accrued Interest on Bonds Purchased- Greater Greenville 7.13, City of Greenville 6.62, Laurens County 11.67, State of S. C. Highway 427.50, City of Charleston, W. W. 22.50, 475.42, Transferred to Roper Hospital Fund 394.00, $58,039.62, Cash Balance December 1, 1936 $2,312.88
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    Exhibit "L" Ross-Henry Memorial Fund Statement of Cash Receipts and expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936, Receipts: Cash Balance December 1, 1935 830.00 Interest on Bonds- $1,000.00 Marion & Horry Counties 50.00, 10,000.00 City of Charleston 332.21, 10,000.00 City of Orangeburg 475.00, 5,000.00 Union County 285.66, 2,000.00 City of Camden 100.00, 2,000.00 City of Union 100.00, 20,000.00 Aieken County 900.00, 10,000.00 Richland County 558.75, 10,000.00 Orangeburg County 450.00, 10,000.00 City of Union 500.00, 3,000.00 Richland, Lexington & Saluda 171.40, 10,000.00 Middle Coastal Highway 475.00, 8,000.00 City of Georgetown 750.00, 4,000.00 Aiken County 200.00, 5,000.00 Cherokee County 250.00, 35,000.00 Spartanburg County 1,548.75, 25,000.00 State of S. C. Highway 1,016.88, 24,000.00 City of Spartanburg 1,260.00, 15,000.00 U. S. Treasury 450.00, 3,000.00 City of Charleston 99.66, 300.00 City of Union 15.00, 17,000.00 U. S. Treasury 510.00, 21,000.00 City of Philadelphia 1,050.00, 10,000.00 State of S. C. Refunding 325.00, 1,000.00 State of S. C. Highway 45.00, 1,000.00 State of S. C. Highway 45.00, 3,000.00 City of Laurens 75.00, 7,000.00 State of S. C. Highway 148.75, 3,000.00 City of Greenville 52.50, 5,000.00 State of S. C. Highway 118.75, 18,000.00 City of Charleston, W. W. -- --, 10,000.00 City of Greenville, W. W. 175.00, 5,000.00 state of S. C. Highway 112.50, 12,645.81
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    Exhibit "L" Cont. Bonds Sold- City of Charleston 10,000.00, Union County 5,000.00, Richland County 10,000.00, Richland, Lexington & Saluda 3,000.00, Spartanburg County 10,000.00, State of S. C. Highway 10,000.00, City of Charleston 3,000.00 51,000.00, Premium on Bonds Sold- City of Charleston 10.00, Union County 149.10, Richland County 89.00, Richland, Lexington & Saluda 60.00, Spartanburg County 1,110.00, State of S. C. Highway 1,450.00, City of Charleston 3.00, 2,861.10, Ross Estate- January 8, 1936 Dr. A. J. Buist, Treasurer 2,000.00, July 2, 1936 Dr. A. J. Buist, Treasurer 2,500.00 April 8, 1936 Dr. A. J. Buist, Treasurer From South Carolina National Bank, 15% Frozen Funds 275.12 4,775.12 $72,112.03
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    Exhibit "L" Cont. Expenditures: Bonds Purchased- City of Laurens 3,000.00, State of S. C. Highway 7,000.00, City of Greenville 3,000.00, State of S. C. Highway 5,000.00, City of Charleston, W. W. 18,000.00, City of Greenville, W. W. 10,000.00, State of S. C. Highway 5,000.00 51,000.00 Premium on Bonds Purchased- City of Laurens 288.60, State of S. C. Highway 767.90, City of Greenville 143.10, State of S. C. Highway 950.00, City of Greenville, W. W. 547.26, State of S. C. Highway 725.00, 3,421.86, Accrued Interest on Bonds Purchased- City of Laurens 60.00, State of S. C. Highway 124.67, City of Greenville 9.93, State of S. C. Highway 38.26, City of Charleston, W. W. 40.50, City of Greenville, W. W. 154.58, State of S. C. Highway 80.63, 508.57, Transferred to Roper Fund 655.75, Paid Roper Hospital-January 22, 1936 4,136.75, June 15, 1936 3,279.49, July 9, 1936 3,447.55, November 5, 1936 4,075.81 14,939.60, $70,525.78, Cash Balance December 1, 1936 1,586.25
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    Exhibit "M" Joseph Thompson Bequest Statement of Cash Receipts and Expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 Receipts: Cash Balance December 1, 1935 15.69, South Carolina National Bank- 15% Frozen Funds 3.53 $19.22, Expenditures: Expended None Cash Balance December 1, 1936 $19.22
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    Exhibit "N" Checking Account Statement of Cash Receipts and Expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 Receipts: Transferred from Roper Fund 1,156.51, South Carolina National Bank, 15% Frozen Funds 120.17, $1,276.68, Expenditures: South Carolina National Bank, custodian Fees 260.10, Dr. G. McF. Mood, treasurer 450.00, H. W. Bischoff ñ Moving Safe 16.75, South Carolina National bank, Box Rent 3.30, Bouknight ñ Lettering Safe 6.00 $736.15, Cash Balance December 1, 1936 $540.53
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    Exhibit "O" Cash Balance All Funds- December 1, 1936 Fund Exhibit Frozen Funds Available Funds, Alston Bequest "A" -- --, Charleston Exchange for women's Work Memorial "B" ñ 16.25, Coxe Endowment "C" ñ 503.71, Gifford Bequest "D" ñ 406.13, Keitt Bequest "E" ñ 125.00, King's Daughters Endowment "F" 527.57 103.35, Mary E. Lequeux "G" 314.52 302.18, Emma Worrell Lowber Memorial "H" ñ 325.00, Caroline M. Ohlandt Fan Fund "I" -- --, Roper Fund "j" ñ 909.76, Ross-Henry Branch of Roper "K" 1,071.44 2,312.88, Ross-Henry Memorial "L" ñ 1,586.25, Joseph Thompson Bequest "M" 20.00 19.22, Checking Account "N" 680.95 540.53, $2,614.48 $7,150.26
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    Exhibit "O" Cont. Balance- Frozen 2,614.48, Available 7,150.66, $9,765.14, Balance accounted For South Carolina National Bank- Balance per bank 11-25-36 7,152.44, Less Checks Unpaid- #42, July 3, 1925, G. E. McLean, Treasurer, Duluth, Taxes- Frozen 2.26, Available 1.78, Available 15% .40, 4.44, 7,148.00, South Carolina National Bank, 2,617.14, 45% Frozen $9,765.14
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    Exhibit "P" Board of Finance Medical Society of South Carolina Combined Statement of Cash receipts and expenditures December 1, 1935 to December 1, 1936 Receipts: Cash Balance December 1, 1935 5,671.58, Received- Interest on Bonds 25,555.55, Dr. A. J. Buist, Treasurer Committee on Ross Estate 4,775.12, Bonds Sold & Exchanged- Par Value Bonds 104,500.00, Premium on Bonds 7,826.00, 112,326.00, J. J. P. Smith Refund 39.38, South Carolina National Bank, 15% Frozen Funds 461.38, Estate Jas. Ladson Gregorie 18.10, Dr. R. S. Cathcart, chairman, Roper Hospital Building Fund 28.50, 143,204.03, $148,875.61, Expenditures: Expended- Paid Roper Hospital 20,000.35, Less Refunded for Investments 2,000.03, 18,000.32, South Carolina National Bank Custodian Fees 260.10, Dr. G. McF. Mood, Treasurer 600.00, C. L. Vann, C. P. A., Audit 150.00, Safe-Moving, lettering & combination 27.75, Exchange .25, Bonds Purchased- 111,000.00, Premium on Bonds 20,594.64, Accrued interest on Bonds 1,088.99 122,683.63 141,725.35, Cash Balnace December 1, 1936 7,150.26
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    Schedule "1" Charleston Exchange for Women's Work Memorial Statement of Securities Owned December 1, 1936 State of South Carolina-Refunding- 1 Bond No. 3295, dated June 1, 1935, Due June 1, 1952 $1,000.00,
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    Schedule "2" Coxe Endowment Statement of Securities Owned December 1, 1936 City of Anderson, south Carolina- 25 Bonds, Nos. 118 to 137 inclusive, par $1,000.00 each, 6%, dated June 1, 1921, Due June 1, 1941 20,000.00, City of Anderson, South Carolina- Funding Bonds- 2 Bonds, Nos. 238 & 239, par $1,000.00 each, dated April 1, 1934, Due April 1, 1952, Interest 5%, April & October 1 2,000.00, 3 Bonds, Nos. 286 to 288, par $1,000.00 Each, dated April 1, 1934, Due April 1, 1954, Interest 5%, April & October 1, 3,000.00 5,000.00 $25,000.00
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    Schedule "3" Gifford Bequest Statement of Securities Owned December 1, 1936 City of Charleston, South Carolina- Water Works- 1Bond, No. 851, par $1,000.00, dated September 1, 1936, due September 1, 1970, Interest 3% March & September 1 1,000.00 $1,000.00
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    Schedule “4” Keitt Bequest Statement of Securities Owned December 1, 1936 City of Union, South Carolina- 1 Street Improvement Bond, No. 70, Par $1,000.00, 5%, dated April 1, 1924, due 1954 1,000.00, City of Clinton, South Carolina- 4 Street Improvement & Maintenance Bonds, Nos. 26 to 29 inc., par $1,000.00, 5%, dated June 1, 1925, due June 1, 1955 4,000.00, City of Camden, South Carolina- 1 Bond, No. 78, par $1,000.00, 5%, dated Oct. 1, 1923, due Oct. 1, 1963 1,000.00, North Charleston School District No. 4- 1 Bond, No. 106, par $1,000.00, 5%, dated January 1, 1926, due January 1, 1942 1,000.00, City of Laurens, South Carolina- 1 Water works Bond, No. 61, par $1,000.00 4 ?%, dated October 1, 1926, due October 1, 1953 1,000.00, Marion & Horry Counties (Pee Dee Bridge)- 1 Bond, No. 57, par $1,000.00, 5% dated December 1, 1926, due December 1, 1944 1,000.00, Richland, Lexington & Saluda counties- 1 Highway Bond, No. 1735, par $1,000.00 4 ?%, date May 15, 1927, due January 15, 1944 1,000.00, Sumter County, South Carolina- 2 County road Bonds, Nos. 3344 & 3495, 5% dated July 1, 1924, due July 1, 1950 & 1953 2,000.00, City of Aiken, South Carolina- 2 Improvement Bonds, 4 ?%, No. M-98, dated July 1, 1928, due July 1, 1943 1,000.00, No. D-80, dated July 1, 1928, due July 1, 1944 500.00 1,500.00
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    Schedule “4” Cont. Pickens County, South Carolina- School District Easley No. 13- 2 Bonds, Nos. 81 & 82, 5 ?%, dated June 15, 1929, due June 15 1948 2,000.00, 5 Bonds, Nos. 71 – 75 inc., 51/2%, dated June 15, 1929, due June 15, 1946 5,000.00 7,000.00, Cherokee County, South Carolina- Funding Bonds- 3 Bonds, Nos. 42 – 44 inc., 5%, dated Jan. 1, 1930, due January 1, 1942 3,000.00, 4 Bonds, Nos. 54 – 57 inc., 5%, dated Jan. 1, 1930, due January 1, 1943 4,000.00, 3 Bonds, Nos. 63 – 65 inc., 5%, dated Jan. 1, 1930, due January 1, 1944 3, 000.00, 10,000.00, U. S. Treasury- 1 Bond, No. 5951-A, dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955, Optional 1951, Interest 3%, March & September 15 500.00, City of Charleston, South Carolina, Water Works- 1 Bond, No. 852, par $1,000.00, dated September 1, 1936, due September 1, 1970, Interest 3% March & September 1 1,000.00, $32,000.00
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    Schedule “5” King’s Daughters Endowment Statement of Securities Owned December 1, 1936 Richland, Lexington& Saluda Counties- 2 Highway Bonds, Nos. 1752 & 1753, dated May 17, 1937, due January 15, 1944, Interest 4 ?% January & July 15 2,000.00, U. S. Treasury Notes- 1 No. 66303-C, dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1951, or after interest 3% March & September 15 1,000.00, U. S. Treasury Notes- 1 Bond, No. 133319-K, dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955 / 51, Interest 3% March & September 15 1,000.00, U. S. Treasury- 2 Bonds, Nos. 121177-H & 141681-a, dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955 / 51, Interest 3% March & September 15 2,000.00 State of South Carolina- Refunding- 1 Bond, No. 3321, dated June 1, 1935, due June 1, 1952, 3 ?% June & December 1 1,000.00, State of South Carolina-Highway- 1 Bond, No. 27197, dated August 1, 1934, due August 1, 1952, 4 ?% February & august 1 1,000.00, Greater Greenville, South Carolina Sewer District- 1 Bond No. 1448, par $1,000.00, dated July 1, 1928, due July 1, 1968, Interest 4 ?%, January & July 1 1,000.00, State of South Carolina – Highway – 1 Bond, No. 25073, par $1,000.00, dated August 1, 1934, due August 1, 1945, Interest 4 ?%, February & August 1 1,000.00 $10,000.00
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    Schedule “6” Emma Worrell Lowber Memorial Statement of Securities Owned December 11, 1936 Union county, South Carolina- 10 Refunding Bonds, 5%, Nos. 145 to 154 inc., dated May 1, 1929, due May 1, 1949 10,000.00, Kershaw County, South Carolina- 5 Highway Bonds, 5 ?%, Nos. 201 to 205 inc., dated August 1, 1929, due February 1, 1941 5,000.00, State of South Carolina – Refunding – 10 Bonds, Nos. 3285 to 3294 inc., dated June 1, 1935, due June 1, 1952, 3 ?%, June & December 1 10,000.00, $25,000.00
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    Schedule “7” Caroline M. Ohlandt, Roper Hospital Fan Current Statement of Securities Owned December 1, 1936 Richland, Lexington & Saluda Counties- 15 Bonds, Nos. 1089 – 1091 inc., & 1129 – 1140 inc., 4 ?%, dated May 15, 1927, due January 15, 1940 $15,000.00.
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    Schedule “8” Roper Fund Statement of Securities Owned December 1, 1936 U. S. Treasury- 1 Bond, No. 121651-A, dated September 15, 1931, due 1951 / 55. Interest 3%, March & September 15 1,000.00, 2 Bonds, Nos. 74724-D & 74725-E, dated September 15, 1931, due 1951 / 55, Interest 3% March & September 15 200.00 $1,200.00
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    Schedule “9” Ross- Henry Branch Roper Fund Statement of Securities Owned December 1, 1936 Town of Newberry, South Carolina- 2 Bonds, Nos. 111 & 113, par $1,000.00 each, 5 ?%, dated January 1, 1921, due January 1, 1951 2,000.00, City of Union, South Carolina- Sewerage- 1 Bond, No. 68, 5%, due April 1, 1953 1,000.00 Sold 1938, Town of Easley, South Carolina- 1 Water & Sewerage Bond, No. 9, par $1,000.00, 5%, dated October 1, 1924, due October 1, 1964 1,000.00, City of Clinton, South Carolina- 2 Street Improvement & Maintenance Bonds, Nos. 30 & 31, par $1,000.00 each 5%, dated June 1, 1925, due June 1, 1955 2,000.00, 3 Water Works & Maintenance Bonds, Nos. 9, 5 & 6, par $1,000.00 each, dated June 1, 1925, due June 1, 1955 3,000.00 5,000.00, City of Laurens, South Carolina- 2 Water Works Bonds, Nos. 71 – 2, par $1,000.00, 4 ?%, dated October 1, 1926, due October 1, 1955 2,000.00, Charleston County, south Carolina- School District NO. 4- 2 Bonds, nos. 107 & 108, par $1,000.00, dated January 1, 1926, due January 1, 1942, 5% 2,000.00, Marion & Horry Counties, South Carolina- 1 Pee Dee Bridge Bond, No. 58, par $1,000.00, 5%, dated December 1, 1926, due December 1, 1944 1,000.00
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    Schedule “9” Cont. Spartanburg County, south Carolina- 1 Highway Bond, No. 71, par $1,000.00 4 ?%, dated May 1, 1927, due May 1, 1944 1,000.00, City of Camden, South Carolina- 2 Street Paving Bonds, Nos. 29 & 30, par $1,000.00, 5%, dated December 1, 1927, due December 1, 1947 – 67 2,000.00, City of Union, South Carolina- 2 Funding & Water Works Extension Bonds, 5%, Nos. 104 & 105, dated January 1, 1928, due January 1, 1947 2,000.00, Sold 1938, City of Aiken, South Carolina- 2 Improvement Bonds, 4 ?%, Nos. M-101 & M-104, dated July 1, 1928, due July 1, 1944 2,000.00, Aiken County, South Carolina- 1 highway bond, 5%, No. 50 dated July 1, 1928, due July 1, 1942 1,000.00, Oconee County, South Carolina- Highway Bonds- 4 Bonds, Nos. 42 – 45 inc., 5 ?%, dated December 31, 1927, due December 31, 1940 4,000.00, State of South Carolina- Highway Certificates- 20 Bonds, Nos. 5581 – 5600 inc., 4 ?%, dated April 1, 1930, due December 1, 1948 20,000.00, York County, South Carolina- School district No. 37- 10 Bonds, Nos. 19 – 28 inc., 5 ?%, dated April 1929, due April 1, 1949 10,000.00, Pickens County, South Carolina- School District No. 37- 10 Bonds, Nos. 19 – 28 inc., 5 ?%, dated April 1929, due April 1, 1949 10,000.00, Pickens County, south Carolina- School District Easley No. 13- 3 Bonds, Nos. 83 – 85 inc., 5 ?%, dated June 15, 1929, due June 15, 1948 3,000.00, Richland, Lexington & Saluda Counties- 2 Highway Bonds, Nos. 1750 & 1751, dated May 17, 1927, due January 15, 1944, Interest 4 ?% January & July 15 2,000.00
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    Schedule “9” Cont. u. S. Treasury- 1 Bond, No. 29543-C, dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 Interest 3% March & September 10,000.00, 1 Bond, no. 55362-B, dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 Interest 3% March & September 15, 1931, Due September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 Interest 3% March & September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 Interest 3% March & September 500.00 12,500.00, 1 Bond, No. 55362-B dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 Interest 3% March & September 1,000.00, 1 Bond, No. 55363-C, dated September 15, 1931, Due September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 Interest 3% March & September 1,000.00, 1 Bond, No. 5952-B, dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 Interest 3% march & September 500.00 12,500.00, U. S. Treasury Notes- 1 No. 64666-F, dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 1,000.00, 1 No. 64667-H, dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 1,000.00, 1 No. 12631-A, dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 5,000.00, 1 No. 66304-D, dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 1,000.00, 1 No. 66305-E, dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 1,000.00, 1 NO. 66307-H, dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 Interest 3% March & September 15 1,000.00 11,000.00, City of Union- Refunding Bond No. 171, dated June 1, 1933, due June 1, 1943, Interest 5% June & December 1 100.00 Sold 1938, Refunding Bonds- No. 57, dated June 1, 1933, due June 1, 1940, No. 64, dated June 1, 1933, due June 1, 1941 2,000.00, Interest 5% June & December 1 2,100.00
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    Schedule “9” Cont. U. S. Treasury- 3 Bonds, Nos. 109681-A. 109682-B, 118604-D, dated September 15, 1931, due 1951 / 55. Interest 3% March & September 15 3,000.00, 1 Bond, No. 109693-C, dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1951 / 55, Interest 3% March & September 15 1,000.00, 4,000.00, U. S. Treasury Notes, 4 Nos. 121173-C, 121175-E, 121174-D, 121176-F, dated September 15, 1931 due 1955 / 51, Interest 3% March & September 15 4,000.00, State of South Carolina – Refunding- 15 Bonds, Nos. 3306 to 3320 inc., dated June 1, 1935, due June 1, 1952, 3 ?% June & December 1 15,000.00, State of South Carolina- Highway- 2 Bonds, Nos. 16267 & 16268, dated December 1, 1930, due December 1, 1949, 4 ?%, June & December 1 2,000.00, Greater Greenville, South Carolina- Sewer District- 2 Bonds, Nos. 1449 & 1450, dated July 1, 1928, due July 1, 1968, Interest 4 ?% January & July 1 2,000.00, City of Greenville, S. C., Water Works- 2 Bonds, Nos. 751 & 752, dated May 1, 1936, due May 1, 1966, Interest 3 ?% May & November 1 2,000.00, Laurens County, s. C., Road & Bridge- 3 Bonds, Nos. 224, 225, 231, dated July 2, 1923, due 1951 / 55 4 Bonds, Nos. 242 to 245, due 1953, Interest 5% January & July 1 7,000.00, State of S. C. Highway- Certificate No. 25218, due august 1, 1945, Interest 4 ?% February & August 1 1,000.00
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    Schedule “9” Cont. State of S. C. Highway- Certificates Nos. 25366 to 25375 inc., dated August 1, 1934, due August 1, 1946, Interest 4 ?% February & August 1, 10,000.00, State of S. C. Highway- Certificates Nos. 25657, & 25682, dated August 1, 1934, due August 1, 1947, Interest 4 ?% February & August 1 3,000.00, State of S. C. Highway- Certificate No. 4141, dated April 1, 1930, due December 1, 1946, Interest 4 ?% June & December 1 1,000.00, State of S. C. Highway- Certificate No. 4141, dated April 1, 1930, due December 1, 1946, Interest 4 ?% June & December 1 1,000.00, State of S. C. Highway- Certificates Nos. 6681 to 6695 inc., dated April 1, 1930, due December 1, 1950, Interest 4 ?%, June & December 1 15,000.00, City of Charleston, S. C. Water Works- 3 Bonds, Nos. 840 – 1- 2, dated September 1, 1936, due September 1, 1969, Interest 3% March & September 1 3,000.00, City of Charleston, S. C., Water Works- 7 Bonds, Nos. 1013 to 1019 inc., dated September 1, 1936, due September 1, 1976, Interest 3% March & September 1 7,000.00 $162,600.00
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    Schedule “10” Ross-Henry Memorial Fund Statement of Securities Owned December 1, 1936 Marion & Horry Counties South Carolina- 1 Pee Dee Bridge Bond, No. 59, par $1,000.00, 5%, dated December 1, 1926, due December 1, 1944 1,000.00 City of Orangeburg, South Carolina 5 Bonds, Nos. 160 to 164, par $1,000.00, 4 ?%, dated April 15, 1927, due April 15, 1956 5,000.00, 5 Bonds, Nos. 168 to 172, par $1,000.00, 4 ?%, dated April 15, 1927, due April 15, 1957 5,000.00, 10,000.00, City of Camden, South Carolina- 2 Paving Bonds, Nos. 31 & 32, par $1,000.00, 5%, dated December 1, 1927, due December 1, 1947 – 67 2,000.00, City of Union, South Carolina- 2 Funding & Water Works Extension, 5%, Nos. 106 & 107, dated January 1, 1928, due January 1, 1947 2,000.00, Aiken County, south Carolina- 19 Highway Bonds, 4 ?%, Nos. 587 to 600 inc., & 701 to 705 inc., dated April 1, 1928, due February 1, 1943 1,000.00, 20,000.00, Orangeburg County, south Carolina- 1- Road Bonds, 4 ?%, Nos. 448 to 457 inc., dated February 15, 1928, due February 15, 1942 10,000.00 City of Union, South Carolina- 10 Refunding Bonds, 5%, Nos. 45 to 54 inc., dated July 1, 1924, due July 1, 1944 10,000.00
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    Schedule “10” Cont. Middle Coastal Highway District of South Carolina- 10 Highway Bonds, 4 ?%, Nos. 481 to 490 inc., dated July 15, 1927, due July 15, 1940 10,000.00, city of Georgetown, South Carolina – Refunding- 2 Nos. A-89 & 90 2,000.00, 2 Nos. A-91 & 92 2,000.00, 2 Nos. A-93 & 94 2,000.00, 2 Nos. A95 & 96 2,000.00, Dated July 1936, due January 1, 1975, Interest 2 ?%, 3 ?%, 4 ?% 8,000.00, Aiken County, South Carolina- 4 Highway Bonds, Nos. 46 to 49 inc, dated July 1, 1928, due July 1, 1942, 5%, Cherokee County, south Carolina- Funding- 1 Bond, No. 66, 5%, dated January 1, 1930, due January 1, 1944 1,000.00, 4 Bonds, Nos. 72 – 75 inc., dated January 1, 1930, due January 1, 1945 4,000.00 5,000.00, Spartanburg County, South Carolina- General Obligation- 11 Bonds, Nos. 559 to 569 inc., 4 ?%, dated May 1, 1930, due May 1, 1948 8 Bonds, Nos. 575-582 inc., 4 ?%, dated May 1, 1930, due May 1, 1949 8,000.00, 6 Bonds, Nos. 644 – 648 inc., & No. 660, 4 ?%, dated May 1, 1930, due May 1, 1950 6,000.00 25,000.00 State of South Carolina- Highway Bonds- 15 Bonds, Nos. 5556 to 5567 & 5573 to 5575, dated April 1, 1930, due December 1, 1948, 4 ?% 15,000.00
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    Schedule “10” Cont. City of Spartanburg – Funding bonds- 3 Nos. 223 – 225 inc., dated August 1, 1931, due August 1, 1943 3,000.00, 3 Nos. 253 – 255 inc., dated August 1, 1931, due august 1, 1944 3,000.00, 2 Nos. 284 – 285, due August 1, 1945 2,000.00, 3 Nos. 313 – 315 inc., dated August 1, 1931, due August 1, 1946 3,000.00, 2 Nos. 349 – 350 dated August 1, 1931, due August 1, 1947 2,000.00, 3 Nos. 418 – 420 inc., dated August 1, 1931, due August 1, 1949 3,000.00, 4 Nos. 457 – 460 inc., dated August 1, 1931, due August 1, 1950 4,000.00, 4 Nos. 497 -8-9 & 500, dated August 1, 1931, due August 1, 1951 4,000.00, Interest 5 ?%, February & August 1 24,000.00, U. S. Treasury- 1 Bond, No. 29542-B dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 10,000.00, 1 Bond, No. 18756-F dated September 15, 1931, due September 15, 1955, Opt. 1951 5,000.00 15,000.00, 15,000.00, City of Union- 3 Refunding Bonds, Nos. 168, 169 & 170, dated June 1, 1933, due June 1, 1943, Interest 5% June & December 1, 300.00, U. S. Treasury- 3 bonds, Nos. 109678-J, 109679-K, 109680-L, dated September 15, 1931, due 1951 / 55, Interest 3% March & September 15 3,000.00, 1 Bond, NO. 6294-D, dated September 15, 1931, due 1951/ 55, Interest 3%, March & September 10,000.00, 4 Bonds, Nos. 10969-K, 109690-L, 109691-A, 109692-B, dated September 15, 1931, due 1951 / 55 4,000.00 17,00.00, City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- 21 Bonds, Nos. 201 to 221, loan of July 8, 1929, dated June 1, 1933, due June 1, 1953 – 83 Interest 5% January and July 1 21,000.00
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    Schedule “10” Cont. State of South Carolina – Refunding- 10 Bonds, Nos. 3296 to 3305 inc., dated June 1, 1935, due June 1, 1952, 3 ?%, June & December 1 10,000.00, State of South Carolina – Highway Certificate of Indebtedness- 1 Bond, No. 25553, dated August 1, 1934, due August 1, 1946, 4 `/2%, February & August 1 1,000.00, State of South Carolina – Highway – 1 Bond, No. 8122, dated April 1, 1930, due December 1, 1952, 4 ?%, June & December 1, 1,000.00, Laurens County, South Carolina- road & Bridge- 3 Bonds, Nos. 173-4-5, dated July 2, 1923, due July 1, 1945, Interest 5% January & July 1 3,000.00, State of South Carolina – Highway- 6 Bonds, Nos. E-31040 inc., dated January 1, 1935, due January 1, 1951, Interest 4 ?%, January & July 1 6,000.00, State of South Carolina – Highway – 1 Bond, No. E-31041, dated January 1, 1935, due January 1, 1951, Interest 4 ?%, January & July 1 1,000.00, City of Greenville, S. C., Water Works- 3 Bonds, Nos. 748 to 750 inc., dated May 1, 1936, due May 1, 1966, Interest 3 ?% May & November 1, 3,000.00, State of South Carolina – Highway- Certificates Nos. 17141 to 17145 inc., dated December 1, 1930, due December 1, 1950, interest 4 ?% June & December 1 5,000.00, City of Charleston, S. C., Water Works – 10 Bonds, nos. 716 to 725, inc., dated September 1, 1936, due September 1, 1964, interest 3% March & September 1 10,000.00
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    Schedule “10” Cont. City of Charleston, S. C., Water Works- 8 Bonds, nos. 853 to 860 inc., dated September 1, 1936, due September 1, 1970, interest 3% March & September 1 8,000.00, Greenville, S. C., Water Works – 3 Bonds, Nos. 352 to 354 inc., dated May 1, 1936, due May 1, 1953, Interest 3 ?% May & November 1 3,000.00, Greenville, S. C., Water Works Refunding- 7 Bonds, nos. 404, to 410 inc., dated May 1, 1936, due May 1, 1955, Interest 3 ?% May & November 1, 7,000.00, State of south Carolina – Highway- 5 Bonds, nos. 4841 to 4845, dated April 1, 1930, due December 1, 1947, interest 4 ?% June & December 1 5,000.00 $262.300.00
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    Schedule “11” Securities Owned All Funds December 1, 1936 Schedule Par Value, Charleston Exchange for Women’s Work Memorial “1” 1,000.00,Coxe Endowment “2” 25,000.00 Gifford Bequest “3” 1,000.00, Keitt bequest “4” 32,000.00, King’s Daughters Endowment “5” 10,000.00, Emma Worrell Lowber Memorial “6” 25,000.00, Caroline M. Ohlandt, Fan Fund “7” 15,000.00, Roper Fund “8” 1,200.00, Ross-Henry Branch of Roper “9” 162,600.00, Ross-Henry Memorial “10” 262,300.00, $535,100.00 Resume- Balance December 1, 1935 528,600.00 Add- Bonds Purchased during year 111,000.00, 639,600.00 Deduct- Bonds Redeemed During Year 104,500.00 $535,100.00
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    Schedule “12” List of Valuable Papers December 1, 1936 No. 1. Deed of Trust inter – Henry A. M. Smith, Executor Susan Pringle Alston and A. Johnston Buist, M. D., President, Medical Society of South Carolina, covering $13,750.00 4th Liberty Loan Bonds, the interest on which is payable to the Medical Society of South Carolina. 2. Deed- From James H. Dingle to the Medical Society of South Carolina, dated April 8, 1921, for lot on South Side of Hill Street, west of Lucas, and bounded North on said Hill Street projected as aforesaid, East on a lot of land formerly property of G. W. Dingle an dh. E. Young, conveyed by them to City Council, November 16, 19=887, recorded R. M. Office, book H. 19, page 166. 3. Deed- Title deed to Duluth, Minn., lots numbers 25 to 30 inclusive, in Block 2, Kensington Place Addition. The original cost of the property was$900.00 and the amount recently expended in transfer of title, etc., amounted to $131.68, making the cost of the six lots $1,031.68. 4. Agreements- Papers, City Council of Charleston to Medical Society of South Carolina, Trustee under will of Thos. Roper, and – Roper Hospital Training School for nurses, dated March 2, 1908. Also-paper City Council of Charleston to Medical Society of South Carolina, trustee under will of Thos. Roper, amendment to contract, dated December 9, 1907. 5. Photostatic Copy of Deed- Alfred Huger, et al, Executors and trustee, under will of Mary Jane Ross, deceased, to Presbyterian Hospital fo Philadelphia, et al, covering Real Estate in Philadelphia owned by the Presbyterian Hospital fo Philadelphia and the Medical Society of South Carolina, said deed being dated October 23, 1929.
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    Schedule “12” List of Valuable papers December 1, 1936 No. 1. Deed of Trust inter- Henry A. M. Smith, Executor Susan Pringle Alston and A. Johnston Buist, M. D., President, Medical Society of South Carolina, covering $13,750.00 4th Liberty Loan bonds, the interest on which covering $13,750.00 4th Liberty Loan Bonds, the interest on which is payable to the Medical Society of South Carolina. 2. Deed- From James H. Dingle to the Medical Society of South Carolina, dated April 8, 1921, for lot on South Side of Hill Street, west of Lucas, and bounded North and Said Hill Street projected as aforesaid, East on a lot of land formerly property of G. W. Dingle and H. E. Young, conveyed by them to City Council, November 16, 1887, recorded R. M. Office, book H. 19, page 166. 3. Deed- title deed to Duluth, Minn., lots numbers 25 to 30 inclusive, in Block 2, Kensington Place Addition. The original cost of the property was $900.00 and the amount recently expended in transfer of title, etc., amounted to $131.68, making the cost of the six lots $1,031.68. 4. Agreements- Papers, City Council of Charleston to Medical Society of South Carolina, Trustee under will of Thos. Roper, and – Roper Hospital Training School for Nurses, dated March 2, 1908. Also-Paper City Council of Charleston to Medical Society of South Carolina, Trustee under will of Thos. Roper, amendment to contract, dated December 9, 1907. 5. Photostatic Copy of Deed- Alfred Huger, et al, Executors and Trustee, under will of Mary Jane Ross, deceased, to Presbyterian Hospital of Philadelphia, et al, covering Real Estate in Philadelphia owned by the Presbyterian Hospital of Philadelphia and the medical Society of South Carolina, said deed being dated October 23, 1929.
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    SCHEDULE "12" CONT. 6. DEED OF TRUST- Between Miss Ethel Smith and Eugenia C. Frost and the Medical Society of South Carolina, Trustee under will of Thomas Roper, dated November 4, 1929. 7. DEED OF TRUST- Between Charleston Exchange for Women's Work and the Medical Society of South Carolina, Trustee, dated January 16, 1929. 8. DEED OF TRUST- Between Caroline M. Ohlandt and the Medical Society of South Carolina, Trustee under will of Thomas Roper, dated June 30, 1930. 9. DEED- City Council of Charleston, S. C., to the Medical Society of South Carolina, Trustee under the will of Thomas Roper-Real Estate- Portions of Mill and President Streets, dated July 11, 1931. 10. DEED Julia Agnes Achurch to the Medical Society of South Carolina, Real Estate - rear of 5 Lucas Street, dated July 7, 1926. 11. DEED- Robert Wilson to the Medical Society of South Carolina, Trustee under the will of Thomas Roper, Real Estate, No.1 Lucas Street, (now No.3) dated February 17, 1930. 12. DEED The Charleston Union of King's Daughters & Sons, to the Medical Society of South Carolina, Trustee under the will of Thomas Roper, Real Estate - No. 1 Lucas, dated July 2, 1927. 13. DEED- John G. Fearing to the Medical Society of Suth Carolina, under the will of Thomas Roper, Real Estate 293 Cal:ion Street, dated September 30, 1927. 14. DEED- James bwery Finger, Trustee, to the 1ied1ca1 oc1ety of South Carolina, Real Estate - 291- Calhoun Street, date-c-11 October 17, 1925. jL5. DEED- Caroline Boylston Finger to the Medical Society of South Carolina, Real Estate-291 Calhoun Street, dated October, 17, 1925.
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    SCHEDULE "12" CONT. 16. DEED- E. E. Peeler to the Medical Society of South Carolina, Trustee under the will of Thomas Roper, Real Estate lying between President, Mill & Doughty Streets, dated May 24, 1930. Also- Master Myers' deed to E. E. Peeler. 17. DD AND AGREEMENT- City Council of Charleston, S. C.,to the ed1ca1 Society of the State of South Carolina - Title to Real Estate also attached plat of City Hospital Grounds, dated December 24, 1904. And- 18. Agreement between City Council of Charleston, South Carolina and the Medical Society of South Carolina dated December 24, 1904 covering operation of Roper Hospital and designating appropriation for the care of patients. 19. DEED The City Council of Charleston to The Medical Society of South Carolina conveying to the Medical Society of South Carolina Murrey Memorial Hospital, dated 10th December 1931, recorded in book Z-36, page 192, R.1d.C.O. 20. AGREEMENT By and between Commissioners of Public Works and Medical Society of South Carolina, Trustee under the will of Thomas Roper, whereby the Commission has right to lay and maintain a 12" ar6" Main through Roper Hospital Property, dated July 15, 192. 21. WILL, ete.Copy of will of James Ladson e.onic dited September 12, 1929 - gift to Roper Hospital aoi.nt. received after deductions 77'7.34. 22. PARTICIPATING CERTIFICATE- South Carolina National Bank, EartiiptLn .- ficate No. CN-7017 for $1,834.10, turned over by, Dr. it. . Treasurer, Committee on the oss Estate, 1s 15 4-7-3t3. South Carolina National Bank:, Fa't . i;it - ficate for ~~;3,078.52, turned over by Dr. G. McF. Mood, Board of Finance, No.CM-2310, less 15% dividend 4-7-6. 23. DEED F. K. Myers, Master, to the Medical Society of South Carolina, dated June 28, 1929,
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    SCHEDULE "12" CONT. 24. DECREE AND REPORT- City Council of Charleston versus John P. Grace, Mayor of the City of Charleston Robert Wilson, Jr., M.D., President of the Medical Society of South Carolina and M. Rutledge Rivers, President of the St. Andrews Society of the City of Charleston, as Trustees under the will of Alexander Shirras, with reference to Shirras' Dispensary. Report dated December 8, 1921, and Decree dated December 12, 1921. 25. INDENTURE- The State of South Carolina between The Medical Society of South Carolina and The City Council of Charleston dated April 16, 1883. 26. AGREEMENT- Between The City Council of Charleston and The Medical Society of South Carolina in re Roper Hospital Training Sc'iool for' Nurses, dated March 2, 1908. 27. QUIT CLAIM DEED- City Council of Charleston to The Medical Society of South Carolina, property N.W. corner Queen and Legare streets, dated April l, 1910. 28. RELEASE- Medical Co11e of the State of South Car::a to The Medical Society of South Carolina T property on Queen Street, near, Logan, June 22, 121C. 29. AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT- City of Charleston to T:e Medical Society of South Carolina dated December 9, 1907.
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    SCHEDULE "1" MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT STATEMENT OF DUES AND INITIATION FEES UNPAID DUES & ANNIVERSARY INITIATION BANQUET AMOUNTS YEAR FEES 1936 PAID Dr. A. E. Baker 13.00 13.00 Dr. . R. Baker 12,00 12.00 Dr. J. A. Ball (Honorary) 5.00 5.00 Dr. L. Fanov 13.00 13.00 Dr. E. H. I3arnwell (Honorary) 6.00 6.00 Dr. iv ll. Beach 12.00 12.00 i. r. Dr. J. C. Beckman 13.00 13.00 Dr. C. D. Boette 12.00 12.00 Dr. H. J. 1owen 12.00 12.00 Dr. T. E. Bowers 12.00 12.00 Dr. W. V. Franford. 7.50 7.50 Dr. A. J. Buist (State Hon.) Dr. A. J. Fuist, Jr - 13.00 13.00 Dr. JÔøΩ . Burn (Honorary) 6.00 6.00 Dr. F. G. Cain 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. H. Cannon 12.00 12.00 Dr. R. S. Cathcart (State Hon.) Dr. 0. B. Chamberlain 13.00 13.00 Dr. Henry Deas 13.00 13.Cfl Dr. H. \V deSaussure 10.00 1,3.00 11.00 . Dr. C. . Evatt 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. A. Finger 10.00 121.00 22.00 Dr. James Frampton (State Hon.) 5.00 5.00 Dr. . H. Frampton 12.00 12.00 Dr. B. F. Gantt 13.00 13.00 Dr. I. Givner 7.50 7.,90 15.C Dr. G. D'. Heidt 10.00 12.00 10.0' Dr. 3. T Hiott 10.00 13.00 11.01 Dr. R. M Hope 13.00 13. C . Dr. F. A. Hoshall 13.00 13.00 Dr. P. ~V Huggin 7.50 i. Dr. P. G. Jenkins 13.00 13.r), Dr. F. Johnson (Honorary) 6.00 6.01 Dr. J. J. LaRoche 12.00 12.00 Dr. Arthur M. Lassek 5.00 Dr. I. 0. Linton 5.00 5.0 Dr. K. . Lynch 13.00 3.0C LA NCE ITNPA ID l2-16
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    SCHEDULE "1" CONT. Dr. D L Maguire (Honorary) 6.00 .OO . . Dr. Martin 12.00 12.00 . Dr. M. K. Mazyck (Honorary) 6.00 6.00 Pi. Dr. McCrady 12.00 12.00 Dr. F. K Melnnes 13.00 13.0,0 . Dr. J. C Mitchell (State Hon.) 1.00 1.00 . Dr. G. McF. Mood,(State Hon.) 6.00 C).00 Dr. M. S Moore 13.00 13.00 . Dr. iT. A Muller 7.50 7.50 . Dr. . C O'Driscoll (Honorary) 6.00 1.00 . Dr. E. F Parker (Honorary) 1.00 1.00 . Dr. F. U Parker (Honorary) . (5.00 overpaid 1935 allowed against dues 1936 Cr. 5.00 6.00 1.00 Dr. K Pearistine (Honorary) 6.00 6.00 . Dr. G. F Peeples 10.00 7.50 10.00 ) . Dr. Tom Peery 13.00 13.00 Dr. 1T J Pettus 12.00 12.00 . Dr. H. K Prentiss 13.00 13.00 . Dr. F. R Price 7 50 7.50 15.00 . Dr. . H Price 10.00 10.00 10.00 . Dr. rÔøΩ H Prioleau 12.00 12.00 . Dr. T. J Ravenel 12.00 12.00 . Dr. J. J Ravenel 13.00 13.00. Dr. J. S. Rhame (Honorary) 6.00 6.00 Dr. H. E Rhett 13.00 13.00 ÔøΩ Dr. W. P Rhett 10.0l') 13.00 . Dr. W. M Rhett 13.00 13.00; . Dr. G. P Richards 13.00 13.00 . Dr. H. Hudisill 13.00 13.00 Dr. Edwar hutledge (State Hon.) 1.00 d Dr. F.F Sams 12.00 12.0: . Dr. P. W Sanders 13.00 13.0) . Dr. T. M Srharlock (State Hon.) . Dr. J. F Scott 12.00 . Dr. J. A Siegling 7.50 7.5 . Dr. S. Simons 7. SO Dr. J. E Sith 12.00 12.00 . Dr. W A Smith 13.00 ÔøΩ . Dr. E. H Sparkian, Jr., (Honorary) 5.00 5.0 . Dr. C. . Speisseggar (Honorary) 5.00 5.01 Dr. H S. Speisseggar 13.00 13.C . Dr. datthe Steinberg 13.00 13.C w Dr. John Sughrue 11.50 13.00 11.00 Dr. H. b Taft 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. T Taylor 12.00 7.F-- . Dr. E. W Townsend 13.00 13.00 . Dr. J. F Tovrnsend (Honorary) 6.00 6 . . Dr. JÔøΩ v de rve 1P.00 a n Dr. J. M van de Frye 13.CC - . 5.010- 7.50 10.
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    SCHEDULE "1" CONT. H. P. Wagener Dr. J. I. Waring Dr. Dr. W. L.; A. Wellbrook Dr. J. D. Whaley Dr. Wild Dr. I. R. Wilson on Jr. Dr: L A. Dr. Robert Wilson (State H~on.) Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. Dr. Harold ",lood Dr. Gr H. zerbst . 7.50 7.50 13.00 13.00 7. f;O 7.50 7.50 7.50 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.00 13.00 13.00 12.00 12.00 1.00 1.00 13.00 13.00 5.00 5.00 7.~90 7.50 91.50 15.00 $934.00 $940.00- 1OO.so
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, held. Tuesday, February 9th, 1937, at 8:30 P.M., t the Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. Wm. Atmar Smith. Members present were: Roll Call:: (44) Guests: Minutes of Jan. 26th: Dr. A.L. Rivers. Drs. A. E. Baker, Beach, Bowers, Buist, Buist,Jr., Burn, Cain, Cathcart, Evatt, Gantt, Hope, Jenkins, Johnson, Leseek, Linton, Lynch, Maguire, Martin, Mood, O'Driscoll, Peery, Prioleau, J. J. Ravenel, Rhame, Richards, Rudisill, Rutledge, Sams, Sanders, Soharlock, Scott, W. A. Smith, Wm. H. Speissegger, Steinberg, Sughrue, Taft, E. W. Townsend, J. F. Townsend, Waring, I. R. Wilson, I. R. Wilson, Jr., Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr., Wood. Guests were: Drs. Baker and Harbour, of the U. S. Navy. The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. The Board of Censors reported favorably on the application of Dr. Arthur L. Rivers, who was thereupon unanimously elected to member- ship in the Society. The Secretary read the Report of the Committee on Birth Control Report of Committee on Birth Control Clinic. Clinic, as follows: In accordance with the motion adopted at the meeting of the Medical Society on January 26th, 1937, directing this Committee to make a further study and investigation of birth control matters, the Committee desires to report that after careful consideration of the problem from all ,angles, and after due deliberation and discussion of its various aspects, the members have unanimously come to the following conclusions:- 1st - There is no legal or ethical reason why birth control information may not be furnished where indicated. 2nd - A Birth Control Clinic properly conducted should serve a useful purpose in this community. 3rd. - It should be under the control and management of the Medical Profession. 4th - The Roper Hospital, owned and operated by the Medical Society, seems the logical and most advantageous place for its location. 2/9/37--l.
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    5th - As a part of the Hospital, it should be managed solely by the Board of Commissioners. 6th - The Board should have full authority to employ efficient and adequate personnel for its proper operation. 7th - The cost of operation of the Clinic should be borne by the Hospital with such funds as are now available or may be secured by the Board for that purpose. Any income derived from the Clinic should revert to the Hospital. The Committee would therefore recommend again that "The Board of Commissioners be directed to establish and conduct a Birth-Control Clinic at Roper Hospital" as soon as practicable, along the lines set forth in the preceding paragraphs. (Signed) L. A. Wilson, Chairman, Robert Wilson, W. Atmar Smith. notions: - - - Dr. Jenkins. Dr. Jenkins moved that the Report be adopted and that its recomI mendations be carried out by the Board of Commissioners. There followed a considerable discussion by Drs. I. R. Wilson, Discussion. Prioleau, Cathcart, Jenkins, J. J. Ravenel, Cain, Maguire, Mood and Robert Wilson. Dr.Cethcart. Dr. Cathcsrt made a motion that Dr. Jenkins' motion be laid on the table. This motion to table was lost by a considerable majority. Dr.Prioleau. ~After further discussion of the original motion by Drs. L:nch, Mood and Jenkins, Dr. Prioleau offered an amendment, which was seconded by Dr. Cathcart, that the Clinic be established under the regular exist ing Out-Patient Department. Dr. Buist. At this point Dr. Buist moved that the By-Laws be set aside end the discussion completed before the Scientific Program was begnn. Carried. This motion was seconded end carried. Dr. Jenkins stated that he did not care to accept Dr. Prboleau's Amendment to his motion. Dr.Buist,jr. Dr. Buist, Jr. offered an amendment that the work of the Clinic be confined to the indigent poor. Dr. Cain. Dr. Cain moved that the motion of Dr. Prioleau for an amendment 2/9/37---2.
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    be tabled. Dr. Cain's motion was seconded and passed. The motion for the amendment offered by Dr. Buist, Jr. was then passed. The original motion of Dr. Jenkins was then passed. Scienti1c Program: The Scientific Program, by the Staff of the Roper Hospital Cancer Procrorn clinio, was then begun, as follows: "Carcinoma of the Cervix," Dr. Hillyer Rudisill. "Treatment of Cancer of the Breast," Drs. T. Hutson Martin and Augusta Willis. "Primary Carcinoma of the Liver in Infancy and Childhood, with a Case Report," Dr. Harold Wood. "The Roper Hospital Cancer Clinic: Summary of a Year's Work," Dr. Thomas M. Peery. A discussion by Drs. Buist, Maguire and Cain was closed by Drs. Rudisill end Peery. In Re: Change of date of meeting. A motion by the Secretary that the date of the regular meeting date of meeting. of April 13th be changed to Monday, April 12th, in order that the Society might hear Dr. Morris Fishbein, was passed. Letter from Dr. Hines. The Secretary then reed a letter from Dr. Hines, calling attention to two amendments to the Constitution of the South Carolina Medical Association which were as follows: Proposed Amendments to eh Constitution of S.C.M.A. 1st. The following amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws of the South Carolina Medical Association will be voted on at the meeting to be held in Columbia. April 13, 14, 15, 1937. Dr. George T. Tyler, Greenville offered the following two resolutions: It. "Inasmuch as there are a number of doctors belonging to the State Association who would gladly be of some service and who could from time to time inject new blood into the organization. but, as things are, due to the fewness fo elective places and the tendency mechanically to re-elect each year officers to succeed themselves, they are not called upon to serve.
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    Therefore be it resolved that from now on, with the exception of the Secretary, no officer of the State Medical Association, nor any member of any committee or board, shall be eligible to serve more than two successive terms. 2nd. "Since in two successive years, our President has died while in office and the President- elect has had the unexpired term to fill, as well as his own term, "Therefore be it resolved that we modify the Constitution by electing, in addition to the President-Elect, a Vice-President who shall assume the office of his superior whenever the necessity arises." (Signed) George T. Tyler, Jr. Robert E. Abell, P. H. Moteod, Floyd D. Rogers. Instruction to delegates. Upon motion of Dr. Lynch, seconded by Dr. Mood, the Society voted to instruct its delegation to oppose the first and favor the second of the proposed amendments. Re: Medical Historical Commission. The Secretary then discussed briefly the desirability of recommending to the State Medical Association the formation of a Medical Historical Commission. It was moved by Dr. Rudisill, seconded by Dr. Rutledge, that the delegation be instructed to recommend the formation of such a Commission at the next meeting of the State Medical Association. This was passed by the Society. The meeting was then adJourned. Respectufully submitted, J.I. Qaring, M.D. Approved Feb 23 1937
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, held Tuesday evening, February 23rd, 1937, at 8:30 o'clock, at the Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. Win. At- mar Smith. Members present were: Drs. Banov, Beach, Beckman, Buist, Buist, Jr., ROLL CALL: Cain, Cannon, deSaussure, Evatt, W.H.Frampton, Hoshall, Jenkins, Linton, Lynch, McCrady, Maguire, Miles, Mood, O'Driscoll, Peery, Prioleau, J. J. Revenel, W. J. Ravenel, Rhame, R. B. Rhett, W.M. Rhett, Rivers, Rudisill, Rutledge, Sams, W.A. Smith, Waring, Robert Wilson, and Robert Wilson, Jr. Guests present were: Dr. W. F. Kinard, of the Medical College. Drs. Wimberly, Reed and Baker, of the IT. S. Naval Hospital. Dr. Robert Malcolm, Dr. Hooker, Drs. Walter Mead, Eugene Hood, and Lide, of Florence. Drs. Floyd Rogers, F. M. Routh, Theodore DuBose and T. A. Pitts, of Columbia. Minutes of February The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. 23rd. Re: Morawetz give to roper Hospital. Dr. Mood then read a letter from Mr. Victor Morawetz concerning the gift of Stock Certificates valued at approximately $75,000.00 for building and maintaining a Colored Isolation Unit at Roper Hospital. Dr. Mood moved that the Society authorize the Board of Commissioners to turn over these Stock Certificates to the Board of Finance with the request that they be sold and the proceeds held for the construction of this Isolation Unit. This motion was seconded and passed. Letter of thanks to Mr. More-wetz. Dr. Cannon moved that the Secreary write a letter of thanks to Morawetz. This motion wa seconied and passed. 2/23/37--l.
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    Resolutions on the Death of Dr. Finger. Dr. Maguire then read the following Resolutions on the death of James Avery Finger: James Avery Finger, M.D. was born in Charleston, S. C., July 29th, 1893, and died November 23rd, 1936. He was the son of James Avery Finger and Caroline Boylston Cordes. His father, for many years, was an outstanding educator in this city. After his early education in the public schools, James Avery Finger entered the High School of Charleston, where he was graduated in 1900, winning the highest award in his class, the Walter M. Whitehead prize. After his course at the High School, he entered the freshman class of the College of Charleston, where he remained for two years. He entered the Medical College of the State of South Carolina in 1906 and received his degree of M.D. in 1910. At this institution he still maintained his high scholastic standing and was graduated with first honor in his class. Just after his graduation,he joined the Medical Society of South Carolina, in which Society he remained as a loyal and valued member until his death. In 1918 the Society honored him by electing him a member of the Board of Commissioners, and he remained a member of this Board until 1922, serving for five years. During his Medical School days, he never wavered in his interest for that branch of the profession which he later developed so well. Surgery did not appeal to him, but Internal Medicine did. He was distinctly an Internist, and spent all his energies and time towards developing in this branch of Medicine a high degree of proficiency. Then shortly after his graduation he was appointed by the Faculty of the Medical College of South Carolina as an Assistant in Medicine. From this he advanced steadily through the years, and at the time of his death he ranked as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and one of the Visiting Physicians of Roper Hospital. The Medical Societies in which Dr. Finger held membership were The Medical Society of South Carolina, The South Carolina Medical Association, and The American Medical Association. He was also a valued member of the Widows and Orphans of the Medical Society. Among fraternal organizations Dr. Finger was well known. He was a life member of Landmark Lodge and Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the South Carolina Society. When the A. K. K. fraternity organized at the Medical College, Dr. Finger was invited to be one of the Charter members. To this invitation he assented, and up to the time of his death showed much interest in this fraternity. Among his friends and close associates, Dr. Finger was a delightful companion. Being highly intellectual, he was always enlightening and instructive in his conversation. He was well read along all lines, and his judgment of things was unusually sound and convincing. THEREFORE - Be It Resolved that in the death of Dr. James Avery Finger the Medical Society of South Carolina hso lost a valued member and on whose nin will be felt very keenly. 2/23/37--2.
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    RESOLVED, also, that a blank page in our Minute Book be inscribed to his memory and a copy of these Resolutions be forwarded to his bereaved family. (Signed) Daniel L. Maguire, James J. Ravenel. John J. La Roche. - - - - - - - - - - - - - Upon Dr. Robert Wilson's motion, the Society adopted these Resolutions. Report The Secretary then made a brief report that the Medical Books in re. Joseph left to the Society by Dr. Joseph Hume had been received and were in Hurne Medical course of repair and arrangement, and furthermore that Mrs. Hume had Library. offered to bear the expenses of the repairs for the books and to furnish an appropriate book-plate. A sample of this book-plate was exhibited to the Society. University The Secretary then read a letter from the Dean of the Medical of Georgia Post-grad-uate course School of the University of Georgia, calling attention to a post-grad-uate course. which was being offered there. In Re: Birth-control Clinics. Scientific Prop-ram: Dr. Robert Wilson then reed various letters from a number of Universities concerning their manner of management of Birth-Control Clinics. These were received as information. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of an address by Dr. James Alexander Miller, of New York, on "The Evolution of Pulmonary Tuherculosis." Dr. Miller was introduced by Dr. A. J. Buist. Following the address, Dr. Miller answered questions which had been asked by Drs. Miles and Hood. The Meeting adjourned. Respectfully submitted J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary Approvd: March 9, 1937. 2/23/37--3.
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    List of books that were given to the Medical Society, by the late Jr. Joseph Hume of New Orleans. UROLOGICAL Addis & Oliver---The Renal Lesion in Brights Disease. 1931 Baumann ---------- 1908 Belfield --------------------Disesse of the Urinary and Male $exual Organs. 1884 Braach ------------------------Urography. 2nd. edi. 1928 Ball --------------- --------------Syphilis and the Nervous System. 1913 Beer, Edwin ------------- Collected Papers-1904-1929. 1931 Bra sch ----------------------?yelography. 1915 Ballenper ------------------------------------------------------ enito Urinary Diseases and Syphilis. 2nd. edi. 1914 Beale, Dr.-------1idney Disease, Urinary T)eposits snd Calculus Disorder. 3rd. edi. 1869 Bumstead & Taylor---Venereal Disease. 5th. edl. 1883 Bonney ------------------------Casper's "Genito-Urinary Diseases." 1906 Ballenger ------------------Genito-Urinary Disesses end Syphilis. 1908 Bloch ------ ---------------------The Sexual Life of Our Time. Trans. from 6th. Ger. edj. 1908 Deer & Hymen -----------Diseases of the Urinary Tract in Children. 1930 Beyly --------------------------Syphilis and ParasypJ-uilis. 1912 T3eraud, A. J.----Maledies de le Prostate. 1857 Cabot --------------------------- Bisorders of the Bladder. 1909 Casper, Dr. Leopold---Ilandbuch der Cystoskopie. 1905 Curling -------------------------------------------------------------- ----Disesses of the Testis. 3rd. edi. 1866 Cullerier ------------------------------------------------------ Affections Lecons Cliniques Biennorhegiques. 1861 Carmichael ----------------VenereelAn Essay o Venereal Diseases. 1st. Amer. edi. 1817 Chetwood --------------------The Practice of Urology. 2nd. edi. 1916 Coulson ------- ---------------Disease,; of the Bladder. 6th. edl. 1881 Corner, E. F.----Diseases of the !!ale Generative Organs. 107 Civiale ------------------------------------------ ------------------------Ce is Lithotrite. 1827 Cjviale -------------------------------------------------------------- ----lea Maladies des Cranes Genito Urinaires. Vole. 1,2,3 1850 Civiale ----------------------Traite de is Affeetion Celculeuse ou Recherches. 1838 Diday & Sturgis--Fereditery Syphilis. 1883 Ducamp ------------------------ Retention D'Urine. 2nd. edi. 1823 Dickinson -----------------A Treatise on Alburninurie. 2nd. edi. 1881 Devenort ---------------------------------------- --------------On the Powers of Reproduction. 1869 Davenport ------------------------------------------------------ Curiositetes Erot,icae Physiologiae. 1875 Doclson -------------------------------- ----------------------------------------ynopsis of Genito-Urinary )iseesee. 1934 DIckin;on & Beam---A Thousend Marriages. 1931 Elwyn -------------------------- Ileohritis. 1926 Frever -------------------------------------------------------------- ----------Fod-rn Treatment of ",tone. 2nd. ecu. 1896 F'reyer --------------------- ---Enlargement of the Prostate. 3rci. cdi. 1906 Fenvjck ---------------------- Cljii051 Cstoscopy. 1904 Fenwick, F------- -------------Radiography in Urinary Stone. 1908 Fenwick, H. ------------------------------------------Tumors of the Bladder. 1897 Fenwick, H. ------------------------------------------Indications for itidely Reseoting Bladder 7a11 in Vesical Growth. 1911 Fenwick, H. ------------------------------------------Obscure Diseases of the Urethra. 1902 Fournier --------------------3y'nilIs and Marriage. 1881 Fournier ------------- -----------------------------------------------Treatment & Prophylexis of Syphilis. 2nd. eU. 1906 Forel ---------------------------The Sexual Question. 1908 1ournoy, T. ---------------------------------3piritisrn & Psychology. 1916 Threl, . --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---iT:,'itisn. Trens. dth. Ocr. cii.1907
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    Guiterrez ----- Horseshoe Kidney. 1934 Goddard, E.__.1'Apperiel Seminal de L'Homxne. 1860 Green & Brooks ---Diseases of the Genito-Urinary Organs and the Kidneys. 3rd. eal. 1912 Guitersa ---------------------------------------Urology. Vols. 1,2. 1912 Hinman --------------------------------------------------- Principles and Practice of Urology. 1'35 Herrin'ham---- Kidney Diseases. 1912 Hofmann &. Ultzmann---Analysis of the Urine. 2nd. edi. 1886 Harrison -------------Disorders of the Urinary Organs. 1878 Hayden ---------------------------------------------- -----Venereal Diseases. 4th. cdi. 1916 Hutohinson, J.---Syphilis. 1906 Hutchinson, J.--- Syphilis. New & eng. edi. 1910 Keeremsecker & Verhoogen---Chronic Urethritis. Trans. by Weiss. 1901 Koll ---------------------Diseases of the Hale Urethra. 1918 Keyes --------------------------------------------------------- Treatment of Syphilis. Revised edi. 1896 Keyes -------------------Venereal Disease. 1880 Keyes ------------------- Genito-Urinary Diseases with Syphilis. 1896 Keyes ------------------------------ ---------------------------Urology. 1917 Kelly & Burnham---Diseases of the Kidneys, tlreterg & Bladder. Vols. 1,2. 1914 Kraepelin ---------------------------------General Paresis. 1813 Keyes --------- Diseases. 2nd. edi. 1906 Lyell, Sir Charles ---Elementary Geology. 6th. edi. 1856 Leedham-Green---Treatment of Gonorrhoea. 1906 Lellernand -----------dee Pertes Semninalos. Vols. 1,2. 1836 Lydston ---------------Impotence, Sterility and Sex Gland Implantation. 1917 Lydston -- -------------Text-book on Genito-Urinary & Venereal liseeses. 1905 Lanoereaux---- Traite de le Syphilis. 1866 Lowsley & Kerwin-_-.Textbook of Urology. 1926 Luys --------- ------------------------------------------------------Cystosoopy & Urethrosoopy. 1918 LembkIn ------- 1911 Morris, H.----Surgical Diseases of the Kidney and Ureter. Vols. 1,2. 1904 Milton -----------------Pathology and Treatment of Gonorrhoea. 1884 Morrow -----------------ocia1 Diseases end itarriages. 1904 Morris ---------------------------------------------------Diseases and Injuries of the Genital and Urinary Organs. 1898. Ltoulin, A.----Inflammation of the Bladder. 1898. Morton ---------------------------------------------------Genito- Urinary Diseases & Syphilis. 2nd. edi. 1906 Marshall -------------Syphilology end Venereal Disease. 1906 Maisonneuve-Montenier___Traite Pratique des Haledies VenerIennes. 1853 Morton --------------------------------------------------- Genitourinary Diseases & Syphilis. 4th. edi. 1918 Norris -----------------Gonorrhoea in Women. 1913 Overall ---------------Hon-Surgical Treatise on the Prostate and Adnexa. 1903 Richardson---- Prostate Gland. 1904 Randall ------------------------ ---------------------urgioa1 Pathology of Prostatic Obstruction. 1931 Pedersen ----- - 1919 Parker --------------------------------------------------- Syphilitic Diseases. 3rd. cdi. 1854 Pennington___...Female Urethra. Ryall -------------------Operative Cystoscopy. 1928 Ruinpel,Dr. O.---die Cystoskopie Dienste der Chirurgle. 1909 Russ --------------------------------------------------------------- A New Treatment for Gonorrhoea. 1916 Roberts ---------------------------------- -----------Urinary and Renal Diseases. 2nd. cdi. 1873 Ravogll, A.---Syphilis & its Medico-legal and ocislogical sects. 1007 Ricord ------------- ----Traite Pratique des Maladies Veneriennes. 1838 Researches in Urology, Collected Reprints, Brady Urol. Inst. Vols. 3,4,5,6,7. Sweideur -------------Corn1ete Treatise on Syphilis. 1815
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    Smith - Outline of Genito-Urinary Surgery. 1919 Schmidt & Pedersen---Genito-Urinery end Venereal Diseases. 1902 Taylor ------------- Sexual Disorders of the Male end Female. 3rd. cdi. 1905 Taylor --------------Genito Urinary and Venereal Disease. 3rd. cdi. 1904 Thompson----Diseases of the Prostate. 4th. edi. 1873 Thompson, Sir Henry---The Urinary Organs. 7th. edi. 1883 Thompson---- Stricture of the Urethra. 3rd. edi. 1869 Thompson---- Diseases of the Urinary Organs. 5th. edi. 1879 Ultzmann---- Genito Urinary Neuroses. 2nd. cal. 1904 Van Do Velde---Ideal Marriage. 1930 Veoki ---------------Sexual Impotence. 3rd. edi. 1901 Von Noorden.---Nephritis. 1905 Walker, T.__...Genito-Urinary Surgery. 1914 '7atson -------------Gonorrhoea & Its Complications in the Male and Female. 1915 7atson & Cunninghem---Genito-trrinary Diseases. Vols. 1,2. 1908 White & Martin ---Genito-Urinery & Venereal Diseases. 2 copies- 8th. & 9th. edi. 1897 Wallace, C.S.---Prostate Enlargement. 1907 Nest, S.----Granular Kidney and Physiological Albuminurie. 1900 Young --------------Practice of Urology. Vole. 1,2. 1926 Young & Waters ---Urological Roentgenology. 1928 Young --------------'tudies in Urological Surgery. Vole. 13,14. 1906 Young ---------- ----Hypertrophy and Cancer of the Prostate. 1906 Lewis, B.---History of Urology. Vols. 1,2. 1933 A Genito Urinary Symposium, Abstract N.W. Branch Socy. Meeting--1904 International Congress of Urology--1935 Trans. Am. Urol. Assn. Vols. 7,8,9,10,11,12. 1920 Amer. Al. Syphilis. Vole. 1 to l9---l935 Section on Urology, A.M.A. 1921 to 1931 section on Genito Urinary Diseases, A.M.A. 1912 to 1918 Journal of Urology. Vole. 1 to 9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,19,20,21,22,24,25, 26 to 36. Trans. Western Branch Society of the Amer. Urological Asso. Vol. 4-1935 5th. Congress of International Soc. of Urology. Vol. 1- 1933 VI Kongress der Internationalen Gesulschaft fur Urologie. Band 1-1936 IV Congresso de la Sociedad International de Urologla. Tomo 2-1931 G7 1 I0 L A.I.!.A ------- ---------------------------------------Handbook of I'hysical Therapy. Allen ---------------------------------------------Local Anaesthesia. 1914 A.M.A. ---------------------------------------::ostrs & Quackery. 1912 Ademi & cCrae---Text book of Pathology. 1912 Adami, J.G.---Inflammation. 1907 Adler ------------------------------------------------The Practice and Theory of Individual Psychology. 194 Bulkley ------------------------------ Cancer and Its Non-Surgical Treatment. 1921 1yth --------------Poisons-Their Effects and Detection. Vole. 1,2. 180 Teard & Rockwell- --Medic1 and Surpioal Electricity. 2nd. edi. 1875 3eale ---------------------------------------------Slight Ailments. 2nd. edi. 1482 Beidl, A.---Internal Secretory Organs. 1l3 Behan ---------------?jfl 1914 Bickhm ----------(peratlve Surgery. 1903 over1 ---------------------------------------The Origin of ie1ignent Tumors. 1929 Burrow ------------------------------------Pitfalls of Surgery. Brill ------- Ti To 2nd ?rectIc1 Ap]ctio9s. 1912
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    Baudouin - Suggestions and Auto suggestions. 1912 Bullowa, J.G.M.--Colloids in Biology & Medicine. 1919 Alexander ---- Colloid Chemistry. Vol. 2 1928 Arndt_atz---The Colloids in the Industrial Arts. 1914 Crothera ------------orpinism and Narcomania from other Drugs. 1902 Coiwell & Russ--Radium, X-Rays arid the Living Cell. 1915 Cabot ----------- ------Differential Diagnosis. Vole. 1,2. 1911 Cabot -----------------Case Histories in Medicine. 2nd. edi. 1911 Cushny ---------------Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 2nd. edi. 1901 Chemical Foundation ---Chemistry in Medicine. 1928 Carrell & Dehelly---Infected Wounds. 1917 Campbell & Detwiller---The Lazy Colon. Cooper ---------------------- -----------------------Technique of Contraception. 1928 Calkine ------ 1909 Centarow ---------------------------------Celcjun Metabolism and Calcium Therapy. 1931 DOCOStO -------------Modern Surgery. 4th. edi. 1903 --The Psychic Treatment of Nervous Disorder. 1906 Jealendes, Dr. Leopold---De L'Onansme et des Autres Abus Veneriens. 1835 'lawson ---------------Clio Medics-The Beginnings, Egypt & Assyria. 1930 Jakin, H.D. & Dunham, E.R.---A Handbook of Antiseptics. 1917 Twing ------- --------------------------------------------Neorletio Diseases. 1919 EThrlioh -------------Studies on Immunity. lat. ecU. 1906 Foster, Dr. M.--Te"tbook on Phy8iolopv. Part 1,2,3,4. 6th. edi. 1893 Fischer ------ 1910 Frank ----------------- -------------------------------Psychio Phenomena, Science and Immortality. 1911 Freud ---------------------------------------------------The Interpretation of Dreams. 3rd. edi. 1913 Freud -----------------Three Contributions to the Sexual Theory. 1910 Faulkner, 77m.---1.osquitoes. 1927 'erguson, R.H.---Intestinel Stasis and Constipation. 1916 Grendin, E._Cyc1opc'ed1a of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Vole. 10,11. 17 Gregorie, ---Anetornie Medico Chirurioa1e de L'a}iomen. 1926 Geger -------- 1930 Green, C.L.---The Sterilization of the Hands. 194 Gowera ---------------Clinical Lectures. 1895 Gould & Pyle---Anomalies & Curiosities of Ledloine. 2 conies. 194 H;rnan & Parsonnet___The F5llinp Heart of Middle Life. 1932 Fall, E------ -----------Anatomy of Nervous System in Man and in Vertreti in General. Trans. 5th. Ger. edi. 1899 1pins, D.D.-- ...How to Talk to the Deaf. 1923 :ere ------------------------------------------ ---------------Preotloal Therepeutios. 10th. edt. 1904 !eyd, }i11ian, MaoNeal---The L1vr, Eto. 1924 Uegyessy, J.---Race Reenerat1on Through Women & the Prohlr Hertwig & Mark---Textbook of Embryology. 3rd. Ger. edt. 'i2 Filaire, G,S...H1storje des Anomalies. Vols. 1,2,3. in 2 Forman ---------------The Conjunctive in Health and Disease. 1905 'enrlo1, A.T.___Mold, Yeanta arid Aotinomycetes. 1930 Jeoobaon & Steward ---The Operations of Surgery. Vole. 1C. 4th. edi. 1902 enrier ---------------Rickets, Tuberculosis, Abdominal Tumors. 1 Jones, Dr. B.---Lectures on Pathology & Therapeutics. 1n7 - Psychological Types. 1923 Jones, T.i.---General Outline of the Organisation of the A:1na I:-io & Manual of Comparative Anatomy. 4th. ell. 1b71 Ka-iner Senator---Health & Disease in Relation to Marriage & the arr1e'I state. Vols. 1,2. 1904 n----1eer- "rarc ' " I - ''t"-n ene . 19 7
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    Knuthsen----- Obstinate Hiccough. 1902 Kraft & Ebirig---Psychopathia Sexualis. 7th. edi. 1893 Kilduffe ---------------------------------Clinical Interpretation of Blood Chemistry. 1927 Loeb --------------------------------------------------- ------Oedema, Medical Monographs. Vol. 3. 1923 Lewis, Sir T.---Diseases of the Heart. 1933 Leduc ---------------------------------------------------The Mechanism of Life. 1911 Lodge, Sir Oliver---Raymond, or Life and Death. 1916 Lydaton ----- ----------------------------------Diseases of Society and Degeneracy. 1905 Leaf, C.H.---Common Diseases of the Rectum & Anus. 1905 Labat ------------------------- --------------------------Regional Anaesthesia. 1923 LaFar, Prof.---Technical Mycology, Utilization of Micro-organisms in Arts & Manufactures. 1898 Martin ----------- ----Fifty Years of Medicine and Surgery. 1934 McCrady -------------Idealism end the New Physics. Mackenzie---- Symptoms and their Interpretations. 2nd. edi. 1912 Metchnikoff---Immunity in Infective Diseases. 1905 Munford -------------One Hundred Surgical Problems. 1911 lie jar -----------------Classic Descriptions of Disease. 1932 McConnell---- Criminal Responsibility Social Constraint. 1912 Morton --------------- Essentials of Medical Electricity. 1905 Muir & Ritchie_-_Menuel of Bacteriology. 2nd. edi. 1899 lIeirowsky---- Fortpflanzung von Bakterien, Spiril]en und Spirochaeten. 1914 Lr;ers - --------------------------------------------------Practical Chemical Analysis of Blood. 2nd. edi. 1924 i:rriott ----------Recent Advances in Chemistry in Relation to Medical Practice. 1928 Nicholson---- Blood Pressure. 1913 (sler ----------- ----------------------------------------Practice of Medicine. 3rd. & 4th. edi. 1899 Ostromislensky, Ivan I.---The Scientific Basis of Cherno-Therapy. Part 1. 1926 Pemberton---- Arthritis & Rheumatoid Conditions, Their Nature & Treatment. 1929 Peuli & Fisoher---Physical Chemistry in the Service of Medicine. 1st. edi. 1907 Pearce ---------- -----------------------------------Diseases of the Nervous System. 1904 Power ---------------------------------------------------Clio-Medica-Medicjne in the British Isles. 1930 Pickerill---- Prevention of Dental Caries. 1912 Quain -------- Vol. 3-Part 2-4. 10th. ecU. 1898 Rickette --------------------------------- Infection Immunity and Serum Therapy. 1906 Rutherford---Radioactive Substances end their Radiations. 1913 Ringer ---------------Handbook on Therapeutics. 11th. ecU. 1886 Ross, H.C.---Further Researches into Induced Cell Reproduction & Cancer. Vols. 1,2. 1912 Rieder & Delepine---tirinary Sediments. 1899 Short ----------------- The New Physiology in Surgery i General Practice. 2 copies. 1911 Saleeby ------------- The Qonquest of Cancer. 1907 ollmann -----------Text book-Pharmacology. 1901 Stiles -- ----------------------------------------Nutritional Physiology. 1912 Senger. 7.E.---History of Prostitution. 1859 Stelwagon---- Fssentia1s of Diseases of the Skin. 4th. el. 1899 5th. cdi. 1903 Sanisbury, H.---Prinoipie Therapeutics. 1907 Trousseau ---- Trousseau-Clinical Medicine. Vols. 1,2,,4,5. 1003 Vaughan ------------------------------------Protein Split Products in Relation to Tmunlty c Diseases. 1913 Van Slyke---- Studies of Brights Disease. Vogel & Zinseer--- Pain. 2nd. edi. 1908 .?yatt ------------------------------------------------ ---Lhronic Arthritis and ibrositis. 1Y.3 7imr'er-Hoish1 t---1svc} 1atric-( urolor Ic xe' i ition ethodr. lYl9
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    Warfield- Arterioselerosis. 1912 Talker --------------------------------------- ------Inflammation, Infection and Fever. 1904 Winslow, J.B.---Exposition Anatomique de is Stricture du Corps Eumein. 1732 sixth International Congress on Tuberculosis. Vol. 2. 1908 Chinium-(Bure8u for Increasing the Use of Quinine)--1925 Miss X.(A. Goodrich Freer)----Essays in Psychical Research. 2nd. edi. 1899 Tousey ---------------------------------------Medical Electricity end Roentgen Rays. 2nd. edi. 1915
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina held Tuesday evening, March 9th, 1937, at 8:30 o'clock, at the Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. Wm. Atmar Smith. Members present were: ROLL CALL: Drs. A. E. Baker, Banov, Beach, Beckman, Cain, Cathcart, de Saussure, Johnson, Linton, Lynch, McCrady, Mazyck, Mood, Moore, O'Driscoll, Miles, Peery, Prioleau, J. J. Ravenel, W. J. Revenel, Rivers, Rudisill, W. A. Smith, Wm. H. Speissegger, Steinberg, Taft, Waring, Robert Wilson, Jr. Guests: Dr. F. W. Xinard, of the Medical College. Dr. W. C. Hunsueker, of the Roper Hospital Staff. Minutes of Feb. 23rd. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. The President, Dr. 'Nm. Atrnar Smith, made the following Report: To the Members of the Medical Society of South Carolina: "I desire to report that on March 6th, 1937, in company with Dr. Arthur B. Young, representing W . J. J. Pringle Smith, I visited the South Carolina National Bank and together we removed the bonds of the Alston Bequest contained therein, end clipped the couDons from the following bonds: "10 Home Owners Loan Corporation, 10 coupons maturing August 1st, 1936, and 10, February 1st, 1937, each valued at $13.75, the total value of these being $275.00. 4 City of Charleston bonds, 4 coupons maturing July 1936 and 4, January 1937, each valued at $2O.00, the to- tel value of these being $160.00. (Signed) W. Atmor Smith. President." "Received of W. A. Smith, President of the Medical Society, the fol- lowing coupons representing the income from the Alaton Bequest: "20 Home Owners Loan Corporation at $13.75 each, and 8 City of Char- 3/9/37 -1
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    leston at $20.00; The total value of these coupons being $435.00 G. McF. Mood, Treasurer Board of Finance, Received: (Signed) G. McF. Mood." Received: 3/9/1937. Receipt for Stock Certificates The Secretary then read the following receipt: "ROPER HOSPITAL, Charleston, S. C., March 8, 1937. "Received of Dr. J. I. Waring, Secretary of the Medical Society of South Carolina, 500 Shares of U. S. Steel 7% Preferred Stock and 100 Shares of General Motors Stock. (Signed) G. McF. Mood, M.D., Treasurer, Board of Finance The Secretary then read the following letter from Dr. Cathcart: Charleston, S. C., March ninth, Nineteen thirty-seven. Dr. J. I. Waring, Secretary, Medical Society of South Caroline, Charleston, S. C. Dear Dr. Waring: In Re:Morawetz gifts. Yours of March 1st advising me that the Medical Society authorizes "the Board of Commissioners to turn over to the Board of Finance the stock of certificates approximating $75,000.oo in value donated to the Society by Mr. Victor Morewetz" - and - "That these certificates be sold and the proceeds held by the Board of Finance for the construction of a Colored Contagious Unit of the Roper Hospital." For the information and guidance of the Board of Finance we would like to know: 1. The conditions of the gift, if any; 2. Are these certificates to be sold at once or at the judgment of the Board of Finance? (This is important on account of the fluctuation in the Stock Market.) 3. \Those vouchers are the Board of Finance to recognize for the paying out of monies from this fund? 4. Would it not be well to have two signature to all presented? Very truly your, (Signed) R. S. Cathcart, . 3. Copy to Dr. W. A. Smith, President, Medical Society. In answer to the questions brought up by Dr. Cathcart, Dr. Mood read the following letters from Me. Morawetz: 3/9/37--2
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    New York, February 11th, 1937. The President, Roper Hospital, Charleston, S. C. Letter from Mr. Morawetz Deer Mr. President: I am having transferred into the name of Roper Hospital five hundred shares of United States Steel Corporation seven per cent. cumulative preferred stock, which at the present market price is worth about $75,000. I have the greet pleasure and satisfaction of giving this stock to the Hospital, and I wish the proceeds of this stock when sold and any income derived there from to be applied for the purpose of building and maintaining a colored contagious unit of the Hospital. Faithfully yours, (Signed) Victor Morawetz. New York, February 27, 1937. Dr. G. Ma F. Mood, 16 Lucas Street, Charleston, S. C. Letter from Mr. Morawetz. Dear Dr. Mood: Harriet imons has discussed with you my gift to the Roper Hospital for the construction of a colored contagious unit, end I had my brokers (Foster, Marvin & Co.) register in the name of the Roper Hospital and mail to the Hospital in your care Certificates for 500 shares of United States Steel Corporation preferred stock for this purpose. The stock is now selling at about - $145 per share and there are accumulated back dividends on it amounting to $9. a share. If the Hospital does not realize $75,000 from the collec- tion of these back dividends and sale of the shares, I intend to make up the difference. It is my belief, however, that if the Hospital will hold these shares until it needs the money for construction purposes, it will realize at least $75,000. besides the regular dividends at the rate of $7. a share as long as it holds the shares. I hope to have the pleasure of seeing vou soon after my arrival in Charleston on March 7th. Very sincerely yours, (Signed) Victor Morawetz. Answers to Dr. Cathcart's questions. In answer to Dr. Cathcart's second question, a motion was made by dr. Mood and passed by the Society that the Board of Finance be authorized to sell the Certificates at their discreation. In answer to the third question, a motion was made by Jr. Mood that the Board of Commissioners notify the Board of Finance when and to whom payments are to be made by means of propoer certified vouchers. 3/9/37- -3
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    Dr. Prioleau offered an amendment to Dr. Mood's motion that two signatures be required for the vouchers. This amendment and the original motion was then passed. There was then some general discussion of hte matters above by Drs. Beckman, W.J. Ravenel, W.A. Smith and Cathcart. Inquiry Re. funds for B.C. Clinic. Dr. Cathcart asked for information as to the disposition of the funds donated for the Birth-Control Clinic. Dr. Mood stated that the Certificates are in the care of the Board of Finance at present. Dr. Cain moved that the Society turn over to the Board of Finance the stock certificates donated by Mr. Morawetz, and that the Board of finance be instructed to expend the money according to the terms of the gift. This motion was passed by the Society. Letter from Mrs. Ashley Halsey The Secretary read a letter from Mrs. Ashley Halsey. Executive Secretary of the Charleston County Tuberculosis Association, concerning buleting of the members of the Medical Society. Dr. Benov. Dr. Benov then exhibited to the Society and explained the use of an outfit furnished by the State Board of Health for dark field examinations, anst stated that diphtheratoxoid is now available free for any type of patient. Re:Visit of Dr. M. Fishbin. The Secreatry asked for instructions concerning the entertainment of Dr. Fishbin. Motion was made by Dr. Prioleau and passed by the Society that the officers be authorized to spend not more than $25.00 for this purpose. Dr. Rober Wilston, Jr. moved that the Chair appoint a Committee for Dr. Fishbein's entertainment. Dr. Rusisill noted that Dr. Fishbin might expect to be paid for his public speech. 3/9/37--4
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    In Re. the probable amendment Constitution S.C. M.A. Dr. Lynch called the attention of the Society to the probable passage of an amendment to the Constitution of the State Medical Association, whereby a Vice-Presidency would be established, and suggested that the Society consider seriously its selection of a President and a Vice-President of the State Association for the coming year. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of hte following: First - "Treatment of Varicose Ulcers," . . . . Dr. W.J. Ravenel. Discussed by Drs. Prioleau and Steinberg. Second - "Cecostomy in the Treatment of Ruptured Appendix," . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. W.H. Prioleau. This was discussed by Drs. A.E. Baker, Miles, Linton, O'Driscoll and Hunsucker. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring, M.D. Secretary. Approved: March 23, 1937.
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina held Tuesday, March 23rd, 1937, at 8:30 P.M., at the Roper Hospital. The Meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. Wm. Atmar Smith. Members present were: Drs. A. . Baker, B. B. Baker, Banov, Barnwell, ROLL CALL Beach, Beckman, Buist, Burn, Cain, Cannon, Evatt, Johnson, Linton, McCrady, Maguire, O'Driscoll, Peery, J. J. Ravenel, W. J. Ravenel, Wm. P. Rhett, Rivers, Rudisill, Sans, Scott, W. A. Smith, Waring, Robert Wilson and Robert Wilson, Jr. Guests were: Dr. B. J. Baker, U.S.N. Dr. John R. McGibony, U. S. Public Health Service. Dr. Robert Malcolm, Dr. F. W. Kinard, of the Medical College. Minutes of Larch 9th. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Re: Visit of Dr. Fishbein. Dr. A. E. Baker reported that the Chamber of Commerce will pay 15.00 toward the expenses of the Victory Theater for the public address of Dr. Fishbein and also expressed the hope that more physicians would join the Chamber of Commerce. The President appointed a Committee, consisting of Drs. Waring, Chairman, Lynch and Baker, to look after arrangements for Dr. Fishbein. Scientific Program. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM: 1st - Report of four cases of Abdominal Pregnancy, Dr. B. L. McCrady. These were discussed by Drs. Maguire, Rivers, Buist and McCrady. 2nd - Heat in Pelvic Infections Dr. A. E. Baker. This was discussed by Drs. McCrady, Maguire, Buiet, Cain, J. J. Ravenel and Baker. The meeting then adjourned. / Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D. SEC'Y 3/23/37. Approved, April 12, 1937
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, held MONDAY, April 12th, 1937, at 8:30 o'clock P.M., at the Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. Wm. Atmar Smith. Roll Call: (12) Members present were: Drs. Banov, Beach, Bowers, Linton, O'Driscoll, W. J. Ravenel, Rivers, W. A. Smith, J. F. Townsend, Waring, Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr. Guest: Dr. T. W. Bullard, Schuylerville, N. Y. 1inuteu o erch 2r1. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and confirmed. The Secretary read various letters: Various letters First, a letter of thanks from Dr. Hines concerning the invitation to Dr. Fishbein, in re. Second, a letter from Eli Lilly and Company, of Indianapolis, offering. Medical faring certain medical moving picture films for exhibition. matters. Third, an invitation from the Buncombe County Medical Society to any member of this Society to attend the Bubcombe County Society meetings in Asheville, at any time. Fourth, an announcement from the same ociety of a Seminar in Tuberculosis to be held in Asheville this summer. Fifth, a letter concerning the publication entitled "American Medicine," produced by THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION STUDIES IN GOVERNMENT, which last was discussed by Dr. Robert Wilson. Scietific Program: The Scientific Program included, First a case report on Tularemia, by Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr., and presentation of the patient. This case was discussed by Drs. Beach and Banov; closed by Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. 4/12/37--1.
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    Second. A paper on the "Basis of Prognosis and Treatment in Hyper-sensitive Disease," by Dr. Robert Wilson. This was discussed by Drs. W.J. Ravenel, J.F. Townsend, and Beach. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D. Secretary. Approved: April 27, 1927. NOTE: Dr. Fishbein's visit was postponed indefinitely because of his illness.
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina held Tuesday, April 27th, 1937, at 8:30 P.M. at the Roper Hospital. The meeting we called to order by Dr. R. S. Cathcart, who presided in the absence of the President, Dr. W. Atmar Smith. Members present were: ROLL CALL (25): Drs. B. R. Baker, Buist, Burn, Cain, Cannon, Cathcart, Jenkins, Johnson, La Roche, Lassek, Lynch, McCrady, Mood, O'Driscoll, Pearlstine, Peery, W. J. Ravenel, Rudisill, Rutledge, Cams, Tm. H. Speissegger, E. W. Townsend, J. M. van de Erve, Waring and Robert Wilson. Minutes of April 12th. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Minutes of April 12th. Letter re. Dr. Kley's address. A letter was read from Mr. joseph E. Jenkins, Chairman, Chamber of Commerce Health Committee, concerning an address to be made by Dr. Michael Kley. This was received as information. United Brewers Indl .Fndn. A letter was read from the United Brewers Industrial Foundation offering information concerning the production of beer, etc. This was received as information. Request of Dr. Smith. A request of Dr. W.A. Smith, that he be allowed the use of the Society's Hall on the afternoons of April 28th and May 5th, was granted by the Society. In Re. dues State Med. Assn. The Chairman made a few remarks concerning the increase in the dues of the State Medical Association. Motion to amend By-Law. Whereupon it was moved by Dr. Waring, seconded by Dr. Robert Wilson, that the following amendment to the By-Laws be considered: Amendment to CHAPTER V, Section 2: "The Annual dues for all active members shall be increased by One Dollar." 4.27.37--1.
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    Scientific Program: 1. The Scientific Program consisted of a Case Report by Dr. Cain on "Tumor of the Brain." This was discussed by Drs. Rudisill, Pearlstine, W. J. Ravenel and Robert Wilson. 2. A Case Report by Dr. Bowers, "Carbuncle of the Neck treated successfully with autogenous staphylococcus vaccine." This was discussed by Drs. Mood, Pearlstine, Cannon, Waring, Rudisill and Cain. 3. Address by Dr. Lynch on the Evolution of Ideas and Knowledge about Cancer. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary 4/2?/37_-2. Approved: May 11th, 1937.
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina held Tuesday, May 11th, 1937, at 8:30 P.M. at the Roper Hospital. Dr. A. J. Buist presided in the absence of the President. Members present were; ROLL CALL: Drs. A. H. Baker, Beach, Beckman, Bowers, Buist, Buist, Jr., Burn, Cain, Cannon, Chamberlain, La Roche, Lassek, Linton, McCrady, Martin, O'Driscoll, Pearlstine, Peery, Prioleau, W. J. Ravenel, W. M. Rhett, Sanders, Wm. H. Speissegger, Taft, H. W. Townsend, Waring, I. R. Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr. and wood. Minutes April 27. The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The Secretary reed the Report of the Delegation to the State Medical Association, as follows: Report of the Chairman of the Delegation Report to the State Lledical Association. of Delegation! The elected delegates attended the meeting of the South Carolina to S.C.M.A. Medical Association held in Columbia, April 13th, 14th and 15th, 1937, and carried out the instructions of the Society. The delegation voted against the proposed amendment to limit Officers of the State Association to two consecutive terms. This amendment was lost in the House of Delegates. The delegation voted for the proposed amendment to establish the office of Vice-President, which amendment was passed successfully. The following officers were elected: President-elect: Dr. J. R. Desportes, Vice-President-elect: Dr. L. M. Stokes, Secretary- Treasurer: Dr. H. A. Hines. Dr. Daniel L. Maguire, a member of our Society, was proposed as a member of the State Board of Medical Examiners, end was eleoted. Dr. F. G. Cain was elected a Councillor for this District to succeed Dr. J. H. Cannon, who continues in office as a delegate to the American Medical Association.
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    Report S.C.M.A. (Cont'd.) According to instructions from the Society, your Chairman proposed the establishment of a State Medical Historical Commission. The motion to this effect was passed. So far the Committion has not yet been appointed. The meeting next year will be held at Myrtle Beach. The meeting in Columbia was very well attended, and the sessions were well conducted and of considerable interest. (Signed) Wm. Atmar Smith, M.D., Chairman of the Delegation. Amendment Chapter V, Section 2. A motion was passed that this Report be included in the Minutes. The proposed amendment to the By-Laws, Chapter V, Section 2, was then read, as follows: "The Annual dues for all active members shall be increased by One Dollar." In discussion by the Secretary, it was noted that this will make the dues for active members $13.00; for out-of-State members $8.50, and for Honorary Members of the Society who are not Honorary Members of the State Medical Association $6.00. Dr Wilson's motion passed. Upon motion of Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr., seconded by Dr. McCrady, notion passed, this amendment was adopted. In Re. fee schedule schedule for X-Ray therapy. Dr. Taft spoke about the advisability of the adoption of a new fee and made a motion that the President be requested to appoint a Committee to draw up a scale of fees for X-ray and hadium therapy. This motion was seconded by Dr. Linton and passed. Dr. Taft suggested that the Committee include two radiologists, one surgeon, one internist, and others as desired. In he. A letter was read from In Re. Physicians Tele. Excg. Miss Dorothy Carter concerning the formation of a Physicians Telephone Exchange. Dr. Baker moved that this be recalved as information. Dr. Cain suggested that the Secretary write to 1Is Carter stating that the Society was not at this time interested, A a motion to this effect was passed. 5/11/37--2
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    In Re. better lighting of Hall. The Secretary made a few remarks concerning the lighting of the Society's Hall, and moved that the Board of Commissioners be asked investigate the possibility of furnishing better lighting facilities, preferably of the indirect lighting type. This motion, seconded by Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr., was passed. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of the following papers: First- "Post-operative Rectal Instillations," by Dr. I. Grier Linton, which was discussed by Dr. Prioleau, Dr. Linton closing. Second - "Metabolic Craniopathy," by Dr. O. B. Chamberlain. This was discussed by Dr. Peery, who demonstrated X-rays, and also by Drs. Pearistine, La Roche, Robert Wilson, Jr., Eleanor W. Townsend, Wood and Beach; Dr. Chamberlain closing. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, Approved: May 25, 1937. J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. 5/11/37--3
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina held Tuesday, May 25th, 1937, at 8:30 P.M., at the Roper Hospital. Dr. D. L. Maguire presided in the absence of the Present. Members present were: ROLL CALL(17) Drs. B. R. Baker, Beach, Beckman, Bowers, Burn, Evatt, Linton, Maguire, O'Driscoll, Pearlstine, Peery, Rivers, Scott, Taft, Waring, Robert Wilson, Jr. and Wood. Guest: Dr. F. W. Kinard, of the Medical College. Minutes of May 11th. The Minutes of the meeting of May 11th were read and approved, Letters. The Secretary read two letters, one concerning the meeting of the State Public Health Association and one about an exhibit of the Laundryowners National Association to be held at the meeting of the American Medical Association at Atlantic City. Com. on X-Ray and Radium The Chair appointed the following committee for consideration of X-ray and Radium fees: Dr. Robert B. Taft, Chairman; Drs. Rudisill, Bowers, Robert Wilson, Jr. and Waring. Scientific Program. Scientific Program: The paper of the evening was by Dr. Waring, on "Nutritional Heart Disease and Nutritional Oedema," This was discussed by Drs. Taft, Wood, Robert Wilson, Jr., van de Erve and Peery. The meeting then adjourned. Approved: June 8th, 1937. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary 5/25/37.
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina held Tuesday, June 8th, 1937, at 8:30 2. at the Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by Dr. A. J. Buiat, who pre- sided until the arrival of the President, Dr. VT. A. Smith. Members present were: ROLL CALL: Drs. A. E. Baker, Bowers, Buist, Buist, Jr., Cain, Cathcart, de Saussure, Evatt, Linton, McCrady, Molnnes, Maguire, Mood, O'Driscoll, Pearlstine, J. J. Ravenel, Rivers, Scott, J. A. Smith, Sughrue and VTaring. Guests: Dr. VT. C. Hunsuoker, of Roper Hospital. Dr. Lucas, of Fort Moultrie. Minutes May 25. The Minutes of the meeting of May 25th were read and approved. Letter from Dr. Cathcart. Dr. Cathcart, Chairman of the Board of Finance, read the fol- lowing letter and extract from the Will of the late James R. Pringle: "To the President and Members June Eighth, of the Medical Society of South Carolina. June Eighth Nineteen Thirty- seven. Pringle Bequest. "Gentlemen: The Board of Finance begs to report that they have received from Mr. Frank F. Frost, the Executor of the Estate of Mr. James R. Pringle, a check for $12,000.00, which was bequeathed by the late James F. Pringle to the Roper Hospital at the death of Miss Mary P. Eberle. According to the terms of the bequest, this amount is to be invested and only the income therefrom to be used for the Riverside infirmary. Dr. G. McF. Mood, Treasurer of the Board of Finance, executed tbe receipt for the same and this amount will be invested as per the terns of the bequest. Very truly yours, (Signed) F. S. Cathcart, M.D., Chairman, Board of Finance. " ITEM II. I direct my Executor to give to my friend, Mary F. Eberle, vho has been for years the constant attendant of my Aunt, the sum of Five Hundred (5OO.00) Dollars a year, during the life of my Aunt, if she lives so long, and upon the death of my Aunt to retain and hold sun of Twelve Thousand (12,O00.00) Dollars or its equivalent in 6/8/37--1
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    In Re: Pringle bequest. securities, from my estate, and to pay the income there from to Miss Eberle during her life time; and on the death of Miss Eberle I direct bequest. the said sum of Twelve Thousand (l2,OOO.00) Dollars or its equivalent to be given to the Roper Hospital of Charleston, S. C., for the use of the Riverside Infirmary, the said fund to be invested and only the income therefrom to be used. In the event of Miss Eberle dying before :fl Aunt, I direct my Executor to pay to the Roper Hospital, after the death of my Aunt, the sum of Twelve Thousand (l2OOO.00) Dollars or its equivalent, to be invested and only the income therefrom to be used, as above indicated, for the Riverside Infirmary," This was received as information. In Re: Credit Bureau. Credit Dr. A. J. Buist, Jr. asked the Secretary to report on the Credit Bureau which was organized some time before. The Secretary replied that the Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr., would bring up at the next meeting the matter of the utilization of the balance of the funds on hand. Dr Cain, in re: Hospital Insurance. Dr. Cain paid his respects to the Society as Councillor of the in State Medical Association, and brought before the Society for its conTn sur slice. sideration the matter of the objectives of the State Committee on Hospital Insurance. He read an article describing the workings of this Insurance in other parts of the Country. Dr Cathcart. Dr. Cathcart remarked that he had been told that in Alabama the cart. experience with this type of insurance from the medical standpoint had been unsatisfactory. r. Ls kor. Dr. A. E. Baker discussed the reasonably successful operation of such insurance plans in New York State. otion for Upon motion of Dr. Cathcart, the Society voted that the Board of special Committee Commissioners of Roper Hospital be appoInteda Special Committee to conto confer. far with other Hospitals on the question of Hospital Insurance, and to report to the Society at a later date. Dr,Buit's motion. Dr. A. J. Buist made a motion that the Superintendent of Roper motion. Hospital instruct the Admitting Staff to admit no patient at the request of an attending physician except in the case of an emergency. 6/8/37--2
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    This was discussed at length by Drs, Buist, J.J. Ravenel, Cain, Pearlstine, Waring and W.A. Smith, and was passed. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of a peper by Dr. W. C. Hunsucker on Appendicitis at Roper Hospital, 1934-1937. This was discussed by Drs. A.E. Baker, McCrady, Pearlstine, Buist, Cain, Maguire and Linton, Dr. Hunsucker closing. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved June 22nd, 1937
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina held Tuesday, June 22nd, 1937. at 8:30 P.M. at the Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. W.A. Smith. Members present were: ROLL CALL(19): Drs. Beach, beckman, Cannot, Evatt, Hope, La Roche, Miles, O'Driscoll, J.J. Ravenel, Rhame, Richards, Rivers, Rudisill, Sama, Scharlock, Wm. Atmar Smith, J.F. Townsend, Waring and Robert Wilson, Jr. Minutes of June 8th. The minutes of the meeting of June 8th were read and approved. Application Dr. Robertson. A letter of application for membership from Dr. Henry C. Robertson was read and referred to the Board of Censors. Report of chariman on Credit Bureau. Dr. Robert Wilson Jr. reported that the Committee on Credit Bureau had a balance of about $116.00 on hand; that the Committee had received cooperation from very few of its members, and that no list of delinquents had been sent in for some time. He proposed to use a part of the available funds for paid newspaper advertising, provided the whole Committee approved of hte wording of the advertisement. It was the opinion of the Chair that the Committee was already empowered to carry out such a program. Dr Beach made a few remarks concerning the need for a Credit Bureau. Report on X-ray fee Schedule. Dr. Rudisill reported for Dr. Taft that the Committee appointed to arrange a schedule of fees for X-ray and Radium Therapy requested more time in which to make its report. Scientific Program The Scientific Program consisted of a peper by Dr. Richards on Carotid Sinus Syncope. This was discussed by Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. Dr. Hope read a paper on Patrositis, which was discussed by Drs. John Townsend, Evatt, Rusisill, Beach, Robert Wilson, Jr, and Waring. Dr. Hope closed the discussion. The meeting adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D. Secretary Approved, 6/22/37--
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina held Tuesday, October 12th, 1937, at 8:30 P.M. at the Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. W. A. Smith. Members present were: ROLL CALL (37): Drs. A. H. Baker, B. R. Baker, Banov, Beach, Bowers, Buist Buist, Jr., Cain, Chamberlain, de Saussure, Hyatt, Jenkins, Johnson, Linton, Lynch, McCrady, Mitchell, Mood, O'Driscoll, F.L. Parker, Pearlstine, W. H. Price, J. J. Ravenel, W. J. Ravenel, Rhame, Jr. M. Rhett, Rivers, Sanders, Wm. A. Smith, Wm. H. Speissegger, P. W. Townsend, J. F. Townsend, Waring, I. R. Wilson, L. A. Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr., and Wood. Guests: Drs. Kredel, Kelley, Cockrill, Boone, 0. D. Johnson, Kalayjian and Kinard, of the Medical College. Dr. H. C. Robertson, Dr. Wingete L Johnson, of Winston-Salem. Minutes of June 22. The Minutes of the meeting of June 22nd, 1937, were read and approved. Letters of Application. Letters of application for membership from Drs. B. J. Baker and of George D. Johnson were read, and were referred by the President to the Board of Censors. Dr.Robertson elected The Society then voted upon the name of Dr. Henry C. Robertson, Jr., who was unanimously elected to membership. Credit Bureau. Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. reported briefly upon the status of the Credit Bureau. Report of the Alston Bequest Report Dr. Wm. Atmar Smith then read the end of Aiston certain letters from Mr. U. Rutledge Rivers, as follows: Bequest. Charleston, South Carolina, October 12th, 1937. To the Members of the Medical Society of South Carolina: In connection with the Alston Bequest, of which I am co-trustee with Mr. J. J. Pringle Smith, I desire to report as follows: On July 3rd coupons were clipped from four (4) l,000.oo City of Charleston Refunding Bonds, value *20.00 each, making a total of $80.00, 10/12/2.
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    and that these were transferred to Dr. G. McF. Mood, Treasurer, Board of Finance. Dr. Mood's receipt is as follows: "July 3,1937. "Received of W. Atmar Smith, Pres. Med. Soc. of So. Ca. and Trustee of Aiston Bequest, 4 coupons City of Chas. refunding bonds at e20.oo, Totaling 8O.00. "G. MoF. Mood, Treas. Board of Finance, Med. Soc. of S.C." The City of Charleston Refunding Bonds having matured on July 1st, 1937, it became necessary to reinvest the fund of $4,000.oo received as a result of these Bonds being called. The Trustees, after consultation with the Treasurer of the Board of Finance, purchased four (4) $1,000.00 County of Lancaster Bonds yielding s*%. These were placed in the lookbox in the South Carolina National Bank. Before agreeing to this investment, however, I consulted Mr. Arthur B. Young, Attorney for the Society, and Mr. M. Rutledge Rivers, Attorney for the Board of Finance, as to whether the full amount be utilized for this purpose or a certain portion be deducted and turned over to the Riverside Infirmary with a view of reducing the corpus of the fund to it original status, as the previous Trustees, in making a turn-over of the fund, had upped it from l3,750.00 to $l4,000.00. In this connection I submit letters from Mr. M. Rutledge Rivers bearing on this point and authorizing the foregoing transaction. I desire that these be incorporated in these Minutes of the Society along with this Report. I desire to state further that the sum of 39.38 referred to in these letters as due to Mr. J. J. Pringle Smith, has been cancelled. Mr. Smith, in order to clear up the situation, has contributed this sum to the Alaton Fund. He has placed in the lock-box at the South Carolina National Bank a notation of his gift to the fund. Respectfully submitted, Wm. Atmar Smith, M. D., Co-Trustee of Alston Bequest. ---------------- Charleston, S. C., June 24,1937. Dr. William Atmar Smith, President, Medical Society of South Carolina, Charleston, S. C. Dear Dr. Smith: Referring to the bonds of the trust estate created with funds received under the Will of the late Mrs. Susan Pringle Alston, I desire to state that I am not satisfied with my letter that I wrote about same to Dr. Johnson, who was then President of the Medical Sooiety. As said Judge Bonham, now Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina, 10/12/2.
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    Perhaps no question has given rise to more discussion and diversity of legal opinion and adjudication than this. i.e. the question of whether increases in the value of securities are increments to be added to the principal thereof or to be considered as interest earned thereby. Very close distinctions are drawn on the subject. I am now of the opinion that the gain realized on the above mentioned bonds is not to be regarded as interest or profit thereof, but as an increment or increase in their value. Consequently, the Medical Society is not entitled to the difference between the amount paid for the bonds and the greater amount which will be received therefor July 1st next when they mature and their face value is paid by the City of Charleston. This is my final conclusion. I recommend that my present decision be followed by the Medical Society, as I do not wish the Society to take the money as interest or profits, use it, and at some later date, if the matter should go to Court, perhaps have to return it, with interest thereon for its use. Yours very truly, (Signed) M. Rutledge Rivers. Charleston, S. C., July 2, 1937. Dr. William &tmar Smith, President, Medical Society of South Carolina, Charleston, S. C. Dear Dr. Smith: On June 24th I wrote you a letter relating to a legal question in connection with the trust estate created with the funds received under the Will of the late Mrs. Susan P. Alaton and trust agreement between the late Judge Henry A.M. Smith and the Medical Society. It is now my purpose by this communication to inform you of the facts upon which that legal opinion was based. On June 7, 1934, the Trustees, Dr. Francis B. Johnson, then President of the Medical Society, and Mr. Pringle Smith had on hand 4% U.S. Fourth Loan Liberty Bonds that had been called and therefore the interest on which had been stopped, and the amount realized thereon was $3,750. The Trustees had the opportunity to purchase at ninety-five and accrued interest $4,000. City of Charleston, South Carolina, 4 Refunding Bonds, maturing yesterday, July 1, 1937. The cost of the four Bonds at ninety-five aggregated $3,800. The interest thereon from January 1 to June 7, 1934, amounted to $69.38, so that the amount to be paid in the purchase of the Bonds on June 7, 1934, was $3,869.38. The Trustees, as above stated, had only $3,750., leaving it necessary for the Trustees to raise $119.38. To meet this situation, it was proposed and mutually accepted that instead of buying the Bonds with the coupons from January 1 to July 1, 1934, amounting to $80., attached, that the bonds should be bought without those coupons and that they would pay for the bonds as if the same were sold on July 1, 1934. This left a deficit to make up the necessary $3,869.38 of $39.38. This deficit was supplied by Mr. J. J. Pringle Smith and he is entitled to a return from the corpus or principal of the bonds of $39.38. 10/12/3.
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    It seems to be thought that come of the interest belonging to the Medical Society has been used in the purchase of the Bonds. This, in my opinion, is a mistake. The agreement as a part of the contract of purchase and sale between the Trustees, the Medical Society, and Mr. Pringle Smith on the one hand, and the seller of the Bonds on the other, was that the bonds were sold as of July 1, 1934, as above stated. The entire amount of Four Thousand Dollars principal of the Bonds maturing yesterday July 1, 1937, is corpus of the trust estate. There should be paid from this sum $39.38 to Mr. J. J. Pringle Smith to reimburse him for the funds advanced by him, as hereinbefore stated. I am herewith returning to you the papers connected with this matter which you delivered to Dr. Cathcart, and which he left with me. Yours very truly, RT-Enc. (Signed) M. Rutledge Rivers. Dr. Lynch made a motion that Mr. Rivers' opinion be accepted, and later withdrew this motion after considerable comment by Dr. Mood and Dr. Buist, who disagree with Mr. Rivers. Dr. Buist moved that the Report be received as information and not adopted. This motion was passed. Dr. L. A. Wilson made an announcement to the Society that he had discontinued his private practice. Dr. A. E. Baker stated that the Kiwanis Club of Charleston was de- sirous of presenting a Respirator which would be available in any of the Hospitals or in private homes. Dr. Buist made a motion that the Society commend the offer of the Kiwanis Club arid that the offer be accepted. The President requested Dr. Baker to inform the Club of this action. The Secretary read a letter from South Carolina State Nurses Associe- tiOri concerning the change from 12-hour to 8-hour duty. This was received as information. Dr. Lynch then introduced Dr. Wingate M. Johnson of Winston-Salem, who delivered an interesting address on the subject, "The Physician in Literature." Thereafter the President expressed the thanks of the society to its 10/12/37
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    guest, and the meeting adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved, October 26, 1937. 10/12 /37-5
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medicai Society of South Carolina held Tuesday, October 26th, 1937, at 8:30 P.M. at the Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. W. A. Smith. Members present were: ROLL CALL (36): Drs. Beach, Bowers, Buist, Cain, Chamberlain, Evatt, Hope, Hoshall, Johnson, Linton, Lynch, McCrady, Miles, O'Driscoll, F. L. Parker, Pearlstine, Peery, F. H. Price, H. Price, J. J. Havenel, R. B. Rhett, W. M. Rhett, Rivers, Sanders, W. A. Smith, Win. H. Speissegger, Steinberg. Taft, E. 71. Townsend, John F. Townsend, J. IL. van de Erve, Waring, I. R. Wilson, Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr. and Wood. Guests: Dr. F. L. Bishop, of Atlants Dr. J. H. Hoch; Drs. Kinard, Kelley, Cockrill, G. D. Johnson and Kalayjian of the Medical College. Minutes of Oct. 12th. The Minutes of the meeting of October 12th were read and approved. Application Dr. Boone. A letter of application for membership in the Society from Dr.John Boone was read and referred to the Board of Censors. Dr.Kelley acceoted by transfer. A letter was read from the Secretary of the Durham-Orange County accepted by Medical Society (of North Carolina) stating that Dr. W. H. Kelley member in good standing, whereupon Dr. Kelley was unanimously elected a member of this Society. Drs .Baker and Johnson elected. The Board of Censors reported favorably on Drs. Robert J. Baker and and Johnson elected. George D. Johnson, who were also unanimously elected to membership. Founders Day. Dr. Robert Wilson made a report on the approaching Founders Day Celebration at the Medical College. In Re: Radio talks on Health. The Secretary read a letter from Mr. J.D. Saumenig, Manager of the Radio Station WCSC, asking if the Society would underwrite a series of weekly health talks. This was discussed by Dr. John F. Townsend and Dr. Beach, and a motion was passed that the Society undertake the suggested. program. 10/26/37_1.
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    Committee appointed. The Chair appointed a committee consisting of Dr. Peery, as Chairman, Dr. Chamberlain and Dr. J. M. van de ve. Scientific Program. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM: The President then introduced Dr. E. L. Bishop, of Atlanta. The first paper on the program was presented by Dr. Thomas Peery on "The Present Day Treatment of Carcinoma of the Cervix." Then the paper, illustrated with lantern slides, was given by Dr. Bishop on the subject: "Some Phases of the Cancer Problem." These papers were discussed by Dr. Lynch. The President then thanked the guest speaker for his contribution, and the Society adjourned. Approved: November 9, 1937. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary
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    Minutes of the regular meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, held Tuesday, November 9th, 1937, at 8:30 P.M. at the Roper Hospital. ------------- The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. W. A. Smith. Members present were: ROLL CALL (33): Drs. A. F. Baker, B. B. Baker, Banov, Barnwell, Beach, Beckman, Bowers, Cannon, de Saussure, C. D. Johnson, Kelley, Lassek, Linton, Molnnes, Mitchell, Mood, Pearlstine, Peery, Prioleau, J. J. Ravenel, W. M. Rhett, Richards, Rivers, Robertson, W. A. Smith, Wm. H. Speissegger, Steinberg, Taft, J. P. Townsend, Waring, Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr. and Wood. Guests: Drs. John N. Gaston,Jr., Jessie H. Cockrill, Bernard Kalayjian and F. W. Kinard. Minutes of Oct. 26th. The minutes of the meeting of October 26th, 1937, were read and approved. Applications. Letters of application from Drs. John N. Gaston, Jr. and Jessie R. Cockrill were read, and were referred to the Board of Censors. Dr. Kredel A letter stating that Dr. F. E. Kredel was a member in good standelected. ing of the Allegheny County (Pa.) Medical Society, was read. Dr. Kred.el was then unanimously elected to membership in this Society. Dr. Boone elected. A favorable report was read from the Board of Censors on the application of Dr. John A. Boone, who was thereupon elected to membership. Re: Radio Health Talks Dr. Peery made a preliminary report for the Committee on a Radio Health Talks. Program on Health Talks. Re:Annual Meeting. The Secretary asked for instructions concerning the Annual Meeting. TheSociety delegated arrangements to the Secretary. Dr. Linton. The secretary read a letter from Dr. I. Grier Linton announcing that he would include institutional obstetrics in his practice. A letter from a Committee of Physicians, signed by Dr. John P.Peters, Secretary, recommending the adoption of certain general medical principles, was referred to the Committee on Public Health and Legislation, after a discussion by Dr. Robert Wilson.
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    Dr Johnson. Dr. George D. Johnson was then presented to the Society and signed the Constitution as a new member. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of a joint discussion by Dr. Por- ter P. Vinson and Dr. I. A. Bigger, of Richmond, Virginia, on the subject of "The Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-tuberculous Pulmonary Suppuration." There was no discussion. The President thanked the speakers and the meeting adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. WARING, M.D. Secretary. Approved: November 23rd, 1937. 11/9/37-2
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina held Tuesday, November 23rd, 1937, at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital. The meeting was celled to order by the President, Dr. W. Atmar Smith. Members present were: ROLL CALL (44) Drs. B. B. Baker, Banov, Beach, Bowers, Buist, Buist, Jr., Burn, Cannon, Cathcart, Chamberlain, Gantt, Hoshall, Jenkins, F. B. Johnson, La Roche, Linton, Lynch, McCrady, Maguire, O'Driscoll, Pearlstine, Peery, J. J. Ravenel, W. M. Rhett, Scott, W. A. Smith, Wm. H. Speissegger, Sughrue, Taft, John van de Erve, Waring, I. R. Wilson, Jr., L. A. Wilson, Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr., Wood, Rivers, Robertson, Kelley, Kredel, Boone, Gaston, G. D. Johnson, R. J. Baker. Guests: Drs. Kalayjian, Began and Foster Martin, and Mr. Kinard and Mr. Rasmussen, of the Medical College. Minutes of Nov. 9th. The Minutes of the meeting of November 9th were read and approved. Upon favorable report by the Board of Censors, Dr. John N. Gaston, Jr. was elected to membership. Dr. Peery then reported for the Committee on Radio Program, as follows: Report in re. Radio Talks. The Committee on Radio Public Health Talks makes the following Report: Mr. J. D. Saumenig, Lanager of Radio Station W.C.S.C., has advised us that fifteen minutes each week will be available for the broadcasting of public health talks under the sponsorship of the Medical Society of South Carolina. Your Committee feels that the same code of ethics which prevents the advertising of members of the medical profession in the press should be applied to the proposed radio broadcasts, and that the talks given should be of a general health nature, expressing views concurred in by the profession at large. Furthermore it is recommended that the name of the person or persons presenting the talk should not be revealed, the statement being made simply that the program is being presented under the auspices of the County Society. Since the preparation of such talks would require a great deal of effort for which there would be no remuneration and could be no recognition, the committee recommends that the radio talks prepared by the Bureau of Health and Public Instruction of the American Medical Associa- tion be used. These are available, free of cost, to county or state or
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    district societies. These talks have already been subjected to the close scrutiny of the Bureau. About two hundred end fifty tels of fifteen minutes length are available. Your committee has studied these talks by title and summary end is preparing to order a sufficient number for a series of about six or eight months, making allowances so as to have an excess on hand. When these prepared talks arrive, each will be studied in detail by some member of the committee, and a list of the proposed subjects, with the date of proposed broadcast (since some will be of seasonal interest), will be submitted to the Medical Society of South Carolina at a regular meeting for its approval. If any member of the Society should desire to submit a manuscript for broadcasting, this will he studied by the committee, or some other group, and, if suitable, used. Under such circumstances, the committee recommends that the name of the author not be revealed. The committee recommends that the duty of reading the broadcasts be given to some individual rather than to a group, since that would seem to make for a better program. The committee suggests that the Society elect, or the President appoint, some member of the Society to carry out this function, considering the pitch of voice (low or medium-low pitch is best), clarity of diction, interpretation and dependability. The broadcasting of these talks should be coupled with adequate publicity, both before the series begins and from week to week during the series. In this publicity, there should be no mention of any individual by name. The committee further recommends that there be no attempt made to answer questions of any sort by the one handling the broadcasts, either on the air or by mail, and that announcement to that effect should be made. Unless the Society wishes otherwise, the Committee on Radio Public Health Talks will continue in its duties until a final schedule of programs is completed. Respectfully submitted, Thomas M. Peery, Chairman, Olin B. Chamberlain and John M. van de Erve. This Report was adopted by the Society. Report on "Principles and Proposals." Dr. Banov Chairman of the Committee on Public Health and Legislation, made a preliminary Report on the "Principls and Proposals" offered by "A Commitee of Physicians." He stated that his committee had reached no definite conclusion, and requested more time. Discussion. This matter was discussed at length by Drs. Buist, Jr., Robert Wilson, banov, O'Driscoll, John van de Erve, Sr., Cathcart, Cannon, kelley, J.j. Ravenel and Lynch. 11/23/37--2
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    Letter from Dr. Kilgore. In the course of the discussion the Secretary read a letter from Dr. Eugene S. Kilgore, of San Francisco, deploring the "Principles and Proposals." Editorial from the Journal of A.M.A. At the request of Dr. Cathcart, the Secretary also read an editorial from The Journal of the American Medical Association, dated November 20th, 1937. Dr. Lynch's motion. Dr. Lynch made a motion as follows: motion In regard to the "Principles and Proposals" from the "Committee of Physicians," that the Medical Society of South Carolina, while not in disagreement with some of the content, cannot endorse it as a whole; and that it is the sense of the Society that the paramount question is that medicine be not controlled by State, and. that a Committee be appointed to draw up suitable resolutions for presentation to the public and our Representatives in Government. Discussion. This motion was discussed by Drs. Maguire, Cannon and Cathcart. Dr.Cathcart's motion. Dr. Cathcart offered a substitute motion that the Society reject cart the "Principles and Proposals" and that a committee be appointed to draw up suitable resolutions. This was seconded, and was discussed by Dr. van de Erve. Dr. Banov's motion. Dr. Banov moved that the substitute motion be tabled. This motion was passed, whereupon Dr. Lynch's original motion was seconded and passed. The President later appointed a Special Committee to consider this Committee appointed. matter, namely: Drs. Robert Wilson, Lynch, and Cannon. Re. signing of a death certificate. Dr. Cannon asked for information if there was a limit to the period of attendance on a patient before legal qualification for signing a death certificate. Re. Hon Fellowship. Dr. Banov replied that he thought the period was twenty-four hours. The Secretary presented the names of Dr. John J. LaRoohe end Dr. Wm. Jellowship. Atmar Smith for election to Honorary Fellowship in this Society. The nomination of officers was then entered upon. ll/23/37__3
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    Nominations: For President, Dr. De Saussure was nominated, but as he was in arrears, the Chair ruled the nomination was out of order. Dr. James J. Ravenel was thereupon nominated by Dr. Cathcart, seconded by Dr. F. B. Johnson. Dr. J. H. Cannon was nominated by Dr. McCrady, seconded by Dr. Beach. For Vice-President, Dr. J. W. Burn was nominated but declined election, and nominated Dr. McCrady for this position. For Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. J. I. Waring was nominated by Dr. Jenkins. For Librarian, Dr. W. C. O'Driscoll was nominated by Dr. Banov. For Commissioner of Roper Hospital, Dr. J. J. La Roche was nominated by Dr. Robert Wilson. For Board of Censors, Dr. Wythe M. Rhett was nominated by Dr. H. S. Cathcart. For Board of Finance, Dr. J. S. Rhame was nominated by Dr. Cathcart. For Delegate to the State Medical Association, Dr. A. J. Buist, Jr. was nominated by Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. Alternates to the state Medical Association: Dr. John C. Beckman, Dr. T. Hutson Martin, Dr. Eleanor W. Townsend, Dr. I. H. Jilson, Jr., and Dr. John van de Erve, (Sr.) nominated by Dr. liaguire. The following new members signed the Constitution: Robert J. Baker, John A. Boone, John N. Gaston, Jr. and F. E. Kredel. Scientific Program The Scientific program consisted, first, of a discussion of "Sulfanilamide" by Dr. John N. Reian, and comment by Drs. van de Erve, Sr., F. B. Johnson and TV. M. Rhett. Second, a paper on "Hyperemesis Gravidarium" by Dr. Arthur L. Rivers, which was discussed by Drs. Kalayjian, McCready, Robert Wilson, Jr. Peery and Wood. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary Approved, Dec. 21, 1937. 11/23/37--4
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    Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, held at the South Carolina Hall, Tuesday evening, December 21, 1937, at 8:30 o'clock. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. Wm. Atmar Smith. Members present were: ROLL CALL: (57) Drs. R. J. Baker, Banov, Boette, Bowers, Buist, Buist, Jr., Burn, Cain, Cannon, Cathcart, Deas, Evatt, W. H. Frampton, Gantt, Hiott, Hope, Jenkins, F. B. Johnson, G. D. Johnson, Kelley, Kredel, Lynch, La Roche, McCrady, Mclnnes, Maguire, Martin, Mazyck, Miles, Mitchell, Mood, Moore, O'Driscoll, F. L. Parker, Peery, F. R. Price, Prioleau, J. J. Ravenel, J. J. Ravenel, R. B. Rhett, W. M. Rhett, Richards, Rivers, Robertson, Rudisill, Sanders, J. E. Smith, W. A. Smith, Wm. H. Speissegger, Steinberg, Taft, Taylor, Waring, I. R. Wilson, Jr., Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr. and Wood. Guests. Guests: Dr. J. N. Jervey, Dr. J. A. Sasser, Dr. John Jolley, Dr. Wm. Ball, Dr. Jessie H. Cockrill, Dr. B. Kalayjian. Dr. Harry S. Mustard. Mr. Kinard, Mr. F. O. Bates, Mr. Augustine P. Smythe. Minutes. Nov. 23rd. The Minutes of the meeting of November 23rd were read and approved. The Chair recognized among the guests Dr. J. N. Jervey, the Presdent of the Southern Medical Association, who was called upon and spoke briefly. Dr.Cockrill The name of Dr. Jessie H. Cockrill was reported upon favorably by elected. the Board of Censors, and she was thereupon elected unanimously to membership in the Society. Dr. Mood, in relay Advisory Board. Dr. Mood made an announcement that the Board of Commissioners was contemplating the formation of a lay advisory board which should be elected by various civic organizations and should act in a purely advisory capacity along with the Board of Commissioners. He pointed out that the Medical Society was only the Trustee for the funds with which the Hospital is operated, and that the ownership of the property resides in the pauper class of Charleston. Upon motion of Dr. Cathcart, this was received as information, after discussion by Drs. Buist, Jr., Cain, Taylor, F.R. Price and Sanders. 12/21/37.
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    Dr. Waring, in re. Chamber of Commerce. The Secretary mentioned that the Chamber of Commerce was contemplating the formation of a Health Committee, whose objective would be the improvement of Hospital facilities. Dr. Miles, Dorchester County Hospital. Dr. Miles announced that the Dorchester County Hospital was open for patients, and hoped that it could reciprocate with Roper Hospital. A letter from the State Board of Health concerning Syphilis Control was received as information. Re. dues for 1938. The Secretary reminded the members of the increase in dues for the coming year. In Re: Resolutions of Report. The Secretary announved the deaths of Dr. Franklin F. Sams and Dr. Kivy I. Pearlstine, and upon motion od Dr. La Roche, the President appointed the following Committees to draw up suitable resolutions: For Dr. Sams. Drs. T.E. Bowers and J.S. Rhame; For Dr. Pearlstine, Drs A.E. Baker and M.S. Moore. Election of Officers The election of Officers was then carried out, with the following results: President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Vice-President, Dr. Robert L. McCrady. Secy-Treasurer, Dr. J. I. Waring. Librarian, Dr. W. C. O'Driscoll. Commissioner of Roper Hospital, Dr. J. J. La Roche, (elected for 5 years) Member of Board of Censors Dr. Wythe M. Rhett. (elected for 3 years) Member of Board of Finance Dr. J. S. Rhame, (elected for 9 years) Delegate to State Medical Assn., Dr. A. J. Buist, Jr. (elected for 5 years) Alternates, State Medical Assn., Dr. John C. Beckman, (elected for 1 year) Dr. T. Hutson Martin, Dr. Eleanor W. Townsend, Dr. John van de Erve, Sr. Dr. I. B. Wilson, Jr. The following members were elected to Honorary Membership: Dr. J. J. La Roche, Dr. W. A. Smith, Dr. J. T. Taylor. 12/21/37--2
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    The retiring President then read a speech which was heard with great interest by the Society. Dr. J.E. Smith makes motion in re. Speech. Dr. J.E. Smith made a motion that this speech be incorporated in the Minutes and a Committee be appointed to investigate the feasi- bility of carrying out the recommendations made by Dr. Smith. Dr.Buist, Sr. seconded his motion, which was duly passed. The new President later appointed the following committee: Dr. W.A. Smith, Chairman; Dr. J.E. Smith; Dr. K.M. Lynch; Dr. G. McF. Mood and Dr. J.J. Ravenel. ADDRESS TO THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA By WILLIAM ATMAR SMITH, RETIRING PRESIDENT. Fellow Members: In fulfilling this duty, which by tradition devolves upon the retiring President, I am afforded the opportunity of expressing to you my appreciation of your confidence and my gratitude fir the privilege of serving as your presiding officer for the past two years. I esteem it no inconsiderable distinction to have been chosen President of a Society which has had, upon its rolls the names of distinguished phy- ioians whose lives and works have shed luster upon the medical profession, and which now has enrolled upon its membership list the names of colleagues and friends with whom I have worked (and played) for many years, and for whom I have only respect, esteem, and much affection. Although decreed by custom, it would serve no useful purpose for me to review the happenings and incidents which have occurred during my administration. The worth while acts will stand on their own merit; the failures and mistakes, I prefer to have you forget. It is sufficient for me to express the hope that during my term of office the affairs of our Society have prospered, due, I believe, in no small measure to your cordial cooperation in participating in its activities, but largely to the efficiency of our Secretary and Treasurer. To Dr. Waring we are indebted for valuable scientific programs, expedition in the transaction of business, and a more than "balanced budget." Your wisdom in once more combining the office of Secretary with that of Treasurer has been clearly established, and your good judgment in placing in this dual office such a faithful servant is amply verified. There are a few matters which affect the business affairs of the Society that seem to me to merit early consideration, and which I desire to comment upon before proceeding with the main theme of this brief discourse. The first concerns the "Honorary Fellows." Of a total membership of 103, including those elected tonight, there are now twenty-five members in this select group. Practically 25 of the membership of the Society are enjoying the privileges, advantages and opportunities afforded by their membership, and are making no contribution to its maintenance. This is eminently unfair and is, besides, poor business. 12/21/337--3.
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    It is possible that the Founders, viewed twenty-five years as a life span in medicine, and figured that only a few would survive to enjoy the honor. With one-fourth of our enrollment now made up of this "obsolescent" group, we might be led to conclude that after all the actuarial estimate of the increased life span applies to the later decades, and is not due to the lowered mortality in the earlier years. However this may be, the fact remains that too many of our members, through no fault of their own, are not helping financially to support the work of our organization. I would recommend that during the coming year the By-Laws be so amended that members shall only be eligible for this distinction who have served not less than thirty years, and only then if they have rendered come distinguished service to the Society. I would have the title to mean what it seems to imply. I would furthermore desire that if such a change is made, it be so recorded as to be retroactive to the beginning of 1937. Personally, I do not care to be an "Honorary Fellow" yet. I will further direct your attention to the increase In membership of our Society. We now have 103 members enrolled; the largest enrollment, so far as I have been able to ascertain, in our history. Our present society hail is too small to comfortably seat the members and guests. An attempt should be made to provide more spacious and better accomodations for our meetings. I can suggest no proposal at the present moment whereby this desirable objective might be attained, but I feel that it is one for which we must make plans in the not far distant future. But it is especially to the Hospital situation that I wish to direct your attention. It has been plain to all of us for many years that the hospital facilities of this community are entirely inadequate. Based upon an estimate of the American Hospital Association, we are nearly 50 percent. short of what is deemed an acceptable hospital bed basis for Charleston County. I have estimated that the total hospital beds available for the care of private as well as pauper sick is at present 480; while according to the Hospital Association table there should be 920 hospital beds. This latter estimate probably approaches the ideal and is based, not only upon the present, but anticipates the future needs as well. In a rapidly growing community, it would seem desirable to attain to this; In Charleston County, with a rather stable population, we might make a more conservative appraisal, but even so, not less than 200 additional hostital beds are demanded. The present Roper Hospital, constructed by our Society and opened for patients in 1906, was considered at that time the "last word" in hospital construction. Today it is obsolete and out- moded. Through the ears, by remodelling here and there, readjusting, replacing and repairing, we have in a measure met the varying demands brought about by the evolution in the methods of medical and surgical treatment, advancement in laboratory study, and in administrative and educational practices. ortunately we have been able to keep our equipment up-to-date, and have thus been able to utilize, except in highly specialized fields, all of the accepted procedures which the great advance in medical knowledge throughout these years has made possible. In spite of the handicaps under which we have had to work, the oper Hospital, under the management of this Society, has rendered a high grade of medical service to this community. Because of the lack of bed capacity, many worthy oases are day after day being turned away from the doors of the Hospital. Time after time cases have been discharged from 12/21/37--4.
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    this Hospital, where a few days more might have been of greater benefit, in order to make room for another case more in need of immediate care. In order to accommodate seriously ill patients, it has been necessary to over-crowd the wards to such an extent that it has been difficult to give them proper nursing care. In certain departments there is a long welting list. These are the more chronic conditions for which emergency treatment is not necessary, but who would, were space available, be saved many hours of suffering and many weeks or months of physical incapacity. I am certain that all of you gentlemen are well aware of these recta. It seems to me that the time has now arrived when this Society vhould take aggressive steps to improve the hospital service by increasing the bed capacity of Roper Hospital in order to meet the more and more insistent demands for adequate facilities. When this Society was organized nearly 150 years ago, in addition to its social and educational purposes, there was a plan for the establishment of a "Dispensary for dispensing medicines and furnishing medical attendants to the poor;" and shortly after its organization this objective was achieved and a dispensary conducted for many years. It was one of the first public charities. The high plane upon which it was conducted, the skill, intelligence and humane attention bestowed without recomijense upon the pauper sick, won the confidence and support of the people of Charleston; and as a result of this, we have enjoyed through the years the trust and confidence of the people in our leadership in medical affairs. This has been demonstrated by the trust funds which have been placed in our hands for the conduct of the Roper Hospital. It is to the everlasting credit of our Society that in all the years we have handled these funds, there has never been a suspicion of misuse or misappropriation. Today the total of this trust fund approaches half-a-million dollars; managed by a Board of Finance through a critical economic period, it has been held intact, without the loss of a single dollar. You are conversant with all of these facts, I know. I emphasize them because I believe that the present method of caring for the sick, disabled and injured in Charleston, under the auspices of our Society, is Practical and economical, and would be satisfactory were it possible to obtain these increased facilities which are so urgently needed. The fact of the matter is that we need a new hospital, and we need to have our present plant remodeled. My idea would be, and I think it is in accord with the present management of the Hospital, to construct a modern 200-bed plant to be used for white patients and to remodel the old one for the colored patients. In order t0 take care of the increased capacity, it would be necessary to have a larger nursing staff and a modern nurses' home would have to be built. In order to do these things, I would roughly estimate the cost at $500,000. We have available at the present time approximately $l40,000. for construction purposes, $75,000. of which was given by Mr. Morawetz, end $65,000., or approximately that amount is now available in the Ross Fund. The balance must be secured from other sources. I believe, before it is too late, an appeal should be made for Government funds to make up this difference. It is the duty of our Society to point out this urgent need to the community, and I would recommend that we appoint at once a Committee from this 3ociety, a member of which shall be its President, to be known as "The Hospital Epans1on Committee," and that this Committee 12/21/37--5.
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    he instructed to call in certain representative citizens from various other vocations to serve with them. This is an enterprise in which every citizen of Charleston has a stake. It is not solely a medical problem; it is a community problem. It is our duty, as medical leaders, medical administrators and trust officers, not only to point the way, but to aggressively promote this vital civic exigency. William Atmar Smith, M.D. The new President takes the chair. The newly elected President, Dr. James J. Ravenel, then took the Chair and made a few remarks of appreciation of his election. He reminded the Society that three of our faithful members were unable to attend the meeting, namely, Drs. Ball, Rutledge and Edward F. Parker. The Society directed the Secretary to write letters to these members expressing regret at their absence. Adjournment to Annual Banquet. The Society then adjourned to a banquet, at which the speakers were Mr. Augustine T. Smythe and Dr. Harry S. Mustard. Approved Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring, M. D., Secretary.
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina held Tuesday, January 11th, 1938, at 8:30 P.M., at the Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present were: Roll Call (43): Drs. A. E. Baker, B. R. Baker, R. J. Baker, Beckman, Boone, Buist, Jr., Cain, Cannon, Cathcart, Chamberlain, Deas, Cockrill, Hope, Hoshall, Jenkins, G. D. Johnson, Kelley, Kredel, Linton, Lynch, McCrady, Maguire, Martin, Moore, O'Drisooll, F. L. Parker, Peery, Prioleau, J. J. Revenel, VT. J. Raveriel, Rhame, Richards, Robertson, W. A. Smith, Steinberg, E. W. Townsend, J. F. Townsend, Waring, I. R. Wilson, I. B. Wilson, Jr., Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr., Wood. Guests: Dr. Kalayjian, Mr. Kinard. Minutes of Dec. 21, '37 The Minutes of the Annual Meeting, December 21st, 1937, were and approved. The Chair announced a vacancy in the Delegation to the State Medical Association. After some discussion by Drs. Cathcart, Robert Wilson, Jr. and A. J. Buist, Jr., Dr. Robert Wilson made a motion that the Society consider that there is a vacancy among the Delegates, and that a Delegate be elected to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Pearistine. Dr. Hope elected. Dr. R. M. Hope was nominated by Dr. A. E. Baker, seconded by Dr. Priolean, and was elected unanimously to the position. In Re: Ross Estate. Dr. Cathcart then made a report for the committee on the Ross Estate, as follows: To the President and Members of the Nineteen Thirty-eight. Medical Society of South Carolina. January Eleventh, Nineteen Thirty-eight. Gentlemen:- The Committee on Ross Estate begs to report that there has been no change in the settlement of matters pertaining to this Estate during the past year. Regarding the real estate in Philadelphia which is owned jointly by the Medical Society of South Carolina, Trustee, and the 1/11/38.-1.
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    Presbyterian Hospital of Philadelphia, your Committee is following the advice of the authorities of the Presbyterian Hospital regarding this. Our receipts and disbursements during the past year appear in the Auditor's report as made by the Board of Finance. Respectfully submitted, (Signed) A. J. Buist, G. McF. Mood, H. S. Cathcart, Chairman, James J. Ravenel, President, Ex-Officio. This report was received as information. Re:Resolutions Dr. Pearlstine Dr. A. H. Baker then road the report of the Committee appointed to draw up resolutions on the death of Dr. Kivy I. Pearlstine. These Resolutions were adopted by a rising vote, and a motion was passed that the Report be spread on the Minutes and a copy sent to the family of Dr. Pearistine. Tribute to the Memory of Kivy I Pearlstine On the 25th day of November, 1937, Dr. Kivy I. Pearlstine entered into life eternal. His sudden passing was a shock to this community, in which he practiced his chosen profession and for many years maintained a position of honor and usefulness. He was a man unassuming in manner and yet filled with a high sense of honor and responsibility, which was recognized and appreciated by the large practice which it was his privilege to enjoy for a period of thirty years. Dr. Pearistine was graduated in medicine from the University of Maryland in 1906. He interned at the Roper Hospital in Charleston, S. C. and began the practice of medicine in 1907. He was a member of the Medical Society of South Carolina and the South Carolina Medical Association. Re was regular in his attendance at the First District of S. C. Medical Meetings, and was recently a delegate from his local Society to the South Carolina Medical Association meeting. His membership and service contributed much to the continued growth and usefulness of these meetings. Therefore, Be It Resolved that in the death of Kivy I. Pearlstine the Medical Society of South Carolina has lost a true friend and valued member; Resolved that this Society sincerely sympathize with his family in their sad bereavement; Resolved that these Resolutions be entered in the Minutes of the Society, and that a copy be transmitted by the Secretary to the family of the deceased. (Signed) M. S. Moore, M.D. A. H. Baker, M.D. Committee. l/1l/38._2
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    IN MEMORIAM KIVY I. PEARLSTINE Born in Branchville, S. C., April 12, 1884. Graduate of University of Maryland, M.D., June 4, 1906. Elected to Medical Society of South Carolina in 1907. Made an Honorary Member, December 12, 1933. Member South Carolina Medical Association, American Medical Association. Died in Charleston, S.C., November 25, 1937.
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    Report on "Principles and Proposals." Dr. Robert Wilson reported for the Special Committee appointed to consider the "Principles and Proposals" of the "Committee of Physicians" plea and as follows: The committee appointed for the purpose of proposing suitable resolutions concerning the "principles and proposals" of "The Committee of Physicians," Dr. John J. Peters, Secretary, recommends the adoption of the following: Whereas the uneven distribution of medical care is a matter of grave concern and one that urgently demands a solution, we do not believe that the best solution of the problem will come from the action of detached groups of the profession, but through the regular channels provided by organized medicine; and Whereas there is much in the "principles and proposals" which has long been accepted by the medical profession, and with which we are in agreement, especially that the health of the people is a concern of the government, and that a national public health policy directed toward all groups of the population should be in constant course of development, it is our belief that the ends set forth in the "principles and proposals" can be accomplished best through programs directed by the medical profession, and not by the government; and Whereas public support should be available for medical education and research and for the provision of adequate medical care of the indigent, we are unalterably opposed to Federal Bureaucratic control of these activities, but believe that such support should be given through the State agencies which are already properly constituted; and further, that all programs toward these ends must develop in the medical profession in order to insure the best results; and Whereas the medical profession is always ready to give to the government as well as to the people at large its best efforts, we believe the paramount principle in any program for the betterment of existing conditions is that medicine shell be free and uncontrolled. Therefore be it Resolved that the Medical Society of South Carolina (the Charleston County Medical Society) does not endorse the movement promoted by the "Committee of Physicians," nor that of any other detached group; and further be it Resolved that copies of these Resolutions be sent to said Committee, to the South Carolina Medical Association, to the American Medical Association, and to our Representatives in Congress, as expressing our unalterable opposition to any effort to federalize control of medical education, medical research, or medical practice. (Signed) Kenneth M. Lynch, M.D. Robert Wilson, M.D. J. H. Cannon, M.D., Chairman. This Report was adopted by the Society. 1/11/38. 3.
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    IN MEMORIAM Franklin Frost Sams Born in Charleston, October 25th, 1867. Graduate of The College of Charleston, A.B., 1887; The Medical College of the State of South Carolina, M.D., 1890. Member of Medical Veterans of the World War, Military Surgeons of the United States, Medical Society of South Carolina, Elected, January, 1930. Died in Charleston, November 2nd, 1937.
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    Dr. Rhame then reported for the Committee appointed to draw up Resolutions on the death of Dr. Sam: In Re. Resolutions on Dr. Sams. DOCTOR FRANKLIN FROST SAMS. On November 2nd, 1937, the members of the Medical Society of South Carolina learned with regret of the passing of Dr. Franklin Frost Sams. Dr. Sams was a man without enemies, dignified in bearing, kindly in thought and action, courteous at all times, and with a sincere understanding and respect for his fellow man. Many were privileged to call him friend. He belonged to that realm where sincerity and truth dwelt, and the heart ruled the realm of honesty, loyalty, graciousness and kindliness. He knew no bitterness, no resentment; sought no honors for himself, but lived a life of service. We mourn that the days of accomplishments are so few, that the years for friendship are numbered, that time is fleeting, and the day of parting comes only too soon. Chastened, we stand in the presence of Death; no words of comfort fall on ears deafened by the sound of the wings of Death's Messenger-our minds are numbed by loss. He has only gone into an upper room and closed the door, but some day that door will open to our touch end we too will enter into life eternal. Dr. Franklin Frost Same, son of the late Dr. Donald F. Same and his wife, Elizabeth Mooreland Sams, was born in Charleston, S.C. on the 25t day of October, in the year 1867, and spent his entire life in this community. He was graduated from the College of Charleston in 1887 with an A.B. degree, and from the Medical College of the State of South Carolina with the class of 1890. Dr. Same was a member of the Medical Veterans of the World War, and of the Military Surgeons of the United States, which was re-organized in 1893. As Acting Assistant Surgeon of the United States Public Health Service, his entire time was devoted to the sick of the Merchant Marine and Federal employees. As physician for members of the Coast Guard, he also conducted physical examinations for the Civil Service. He was always sympathetic and considerate of his patients, and these with friends now mourn his loss. Today, with his work well done, he rests with his forebears in the quiet peace of Old St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church yard in St. Andrew's Parish. WHEREAS the Medical Society of South Caroline has sustained a great loss in the passing of this devoted member, and Whereas the community has lost a valuable citizen, BE IT RESOLVED, That a page in the Minutes of the Society be inscribed to his memory and a copy of this Memorial be sent to his bereaved widow and family. Committee: J. S. Rhame, M.D. January 11, 1938. T. F. Bowers, M.D. This Resolution was adopted by a rising vote, and a motion was passed that the Report be spread on the Minutes and a copy sent to Dr. Same' family. 1/11/38. -4-
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    Dr. Peery then reported for the Committee on Radio Public Health Talks. Re: Radio Public Health Talks. The Committee on Radio Public Health Talks makes the following Report: About eighty fifteen-minute radio talks prepared and approved by the American Medical Association, or prepared elsewhere end submitted to the American Medical Association for approval, have been studied by your committee, and the following twenty-three have been chosen for the present series of broadcasts, sufficient for about five months. They should be used in the order named, since holidays and seasonal appeal have been studied. 1. Your Health--Introductory. 2. Superstititons about Health. 3. Emergency Aid. 4. Pain. 5. Communicable Diseases Among school Children. 6. What is New in Infant Feeding? 7. Headache. 8. Dietary Delusions and Dilemmas. 9. Let Them Hear. 10. Saving Our Eyesight. 11. Prevention Pays a Premium. 12. Stomach Aches and Cathartics. 13. Cosmetics and Common Sense. 14. Child Health; Is Your Child Fit to Attend School? 15. Hospital Day. 16. the Bony system of the Child. 17. Periodic Health Examinations. 18. Overweight and Obesity. 19. The Relation of the Health of the Mother to the Welfare of the Child. 20. Nerves. 21. Vaccines and Serum. 22. Cancer is Curable. 23. What About Your Blood Pressure? II. Your Committee recommends that the President of this Society ap- point a group of three of its members, who shall arrange among themselves for the reading of the talks selected. It is suggested that, in choosing individuals for this function, the President consider the pitch of voice (low or medium-low is best), clarity of diction, interpretation and dependability. When this group has been selected, your committee will turn over to them the correspondence with the local radio station WCSC, and arrangements can be completed as to the time of the broadcasts, which are to be given once weekly, each of fifteen minutes duration. The Committee again emphasizes that we believe it unwise for the one conducting the broadcasts to answer over the air any questions submitted by listeners. Furthermore, the names of the ones reading the scripts must not be known to the public. Suitable newspaper publicity to accompany the radio series should be prepared by the group who arrange the broadcasts, so that advance notices can be given proper newspaper apace. January 11, 1938. Respectfully submitted, Thomas M. Peery, Chairman. Olin B. Chamberlain, John M. van de Erve, Jr. 1/11/38-5.
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    This Report was adopted as a whole by the 3ociety. Then followed a Special Order of Business for the purpose of hearing the Report of the Board of Finance delivered by Dr. R. S. Cathcart, Chairman, as follows: Report January Eleventh, of Nineteen-Thirty-eight. Report of Board of Finance. To the President and Members of the Medical Society of South Carolina. Gentlemen: The Board of Finance begs leave to submit as their Annual Report, a certified audit of the books of the officers and committees: Audit of the books of the Board of Finance, Audit of the books of the Committee on Ross Estate, Audit of the Treasurer's books of the Medical Society, Report regarding the Minute Book of the Secretary bf the Board of Finance. We are glad to report that the Securities owned by this Board for the Society are in good condition and are considered A-i. arranged. The re-adjustment of our high peak maturity dates has been All of the above is respectfully submitted. (Signed) J. S. Rhame, G. McF. Mood, H. S. Cathcart, Chairman, James J. Ravenel, President, Ex-Officio. Re: Alston Bequest. Upon motion, this Report was accepted by the Society and thanks were rendered to the Committee for their faithful work. The President then reported as follows on the Alston Bequest: Medical Society of South Carolina, January 5, 1938. Charleston, South Carolina. Beg to report that together with Dr. VY. A. Smith and Mr. Arthur R.Young, I have this date clipped the coupons of the Bonds belonging to the Alston bequest. They totaled two hundred and two dollars and fifty cents ($202.50). These coupons were turned over to Dr. G. MoP. Mood, Treasurer of the Board of Finance. Attached is Dr. Mood's receipt for these coupons. (Signed) James J. Ravenel, President of the Medical Society of South Carolina. 1/11/38-6.
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    Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. made a few remarks concerning the Presidency of the State Medical Association and proposed that Dr. J. Sumter Rheme be advanced as a candidate for this honor. A motion to this effect was passed. The Secretary read a letter from the Board of Commissioners stating that the Board had employed a Medical Social Service Worker, had under construction a Physicians' Register, and was making an effort to inform the public of the functions and services of Roper Hospital to the Community. The Secretary also read an invitation to the Society to attend a celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Associated Charities Society. The Secretary announced that he had received a letter from Dr. W.A. Smith, requesting that the Society accept his resignation as an Honorary Member, since he wished to continue as an active member. After some complimentary discussion of Dr. Smith's action, the Society voted that it would not accept Dr. Smith's resignation. The President reported that after consulting a large number of Society members, he had lent two valuable books to Mr. Aldridge, of the Weather Bureau, for a special exhibit. A motion was passed that the President's action be confirmed. Dr. Jessie R. Cockrill signed the Constitution as a member. Scientific Program. The Scientific Program consisted of a paper by Dr. F.E. Kriedel on Surgery of the Sympathetic Nervous System. This was discussed by Drs. Chamberlain, Buist, Jr., Maguire and Linton, and the discussion was closed by Dr. Kredel. The Society then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring M.D., Approved Jan. 25, 1938. Secretary. 1/11/38--7. l/ll/38__7. A
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, held Tuesday, January 25th, 1938, at 8:30 P.M., at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present were: ROLL CALL (34) Drs. A. P. Baker, H. J. Baker, Banov, Beach, Burn, Cain, Cannon, Jenkins, Kelley, Kredel, Lessek, Linton, Lynch, McCrady, McInnes, Maguire, Martin, Miles, Mood, O'Driscoll, Peery, James J. Ravenel, Wythe M. Rhett, Richards, Rivers, Robertson, Sanders, Wm. A. Smith, Taft, P. W. Townsend, Waring, I. R. Wilson, Jr., Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr. Guests: Dr. B. Kalayjian, Dr. John Jolley, Dr. Lawrence P. Thaokston, Orangeburg, Dr. H. P. Kleinsohmidt, New York, Dr. H. P. Wilson, Columbia, Dr. C. A. Mobley, Dr. Fred Hames and Dr. V. W. Brabham, of Orangeburg. Minutes Jan. 11th. The Minutes of the meeting of January 11th, 1938, were read and approved. A letter from Dr. Bernard S. Kalayjian, applying for membership in the Society, was read and referred to the Board of Censors. The Secretary read a letter concerning the sale of tickets for the President's Birthday Ball. Committees. The Secretary also read a list of the Committees appointed for the year 1938. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program started at 9:00 P.M. Dr. Paul W. Sanders introduced Dr. Lawrence P. Thackston, who read a paper on "The Treatment of Prostatic Hypertrophy." Following this Dr. W.A. Smith introduced D. J. H. P. Kleinschmidt, of New York, who spoke on various phases of the tuberculosis problem. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring M.D. Approved Feb. 8th,1938. Secretary. l/25/38--l.
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina held Tuesday, February 8th, 1938, at 8:30 P.M., at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present were: ROLL CALL (37) Drs. A. E. Baker, B. R. Baker, Banov, Beach, Bowers, Buist, Burn, Cain, Cannon, Chamberlain, Cookrill, Hyatt, Gantt, Heidt, F. B. Johnson, G. D. Johnson, Kelley, Kredel, McCrady, Mood, Moore, O'Driscoll, F. L. Parker, James J. Ravenel, W. J. Ravenel, Wythe M. Rhett, Richards, Sanders, Scott, W. Atmar Smith, Taft, E. W. Townsend, J. F. Townsend, John van de Erve, Waring, Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr. Guests: Dr. Robert Malcolm, Dr. John Jolley, Dr. H. U. Reed, Dr. E. D. McMorriss, the Navy Yard. Mr. F. W. Hinard. Minutes, Jan.25th. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and confirmed. The name of Dr. Bernard Kalayjian was reported on favorably by the Board of Censors; whereupon he was elected unanimously. Re:"Principles & Proposals." The Secretary reported that he had received from our various Senators and Representatives of the State, and also from Dr. Morris Fishbein, acknowledgments of the receipt of the Resolutions on the "Principles and Proposals" passed by this Society. Com. on Hospital Expansion. Dr. W. Atmar Smith reported that the Committee on Hospital Expansion had met and made some preliminary plans. Report, on R.P.H.T. Dr. Cain reported that the committee on Radio Public Health Talks was making arrangements for giving these talks. The Secretary read letters from Dr. Wilson Ball and Dr. Seibels concerning refresher courses in obstetrics to be given by the State Board of Health. Dr. John Townsend had something to say about the performance of hearing tests in the City Schools, and remarked that an audiometer had been purchased some time ago. 2/8/38
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    Scientific Program: The Scientific Section consisted of, First, a paper on "Clinical Manifestations of Disturbed Pituitary Function," by Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. This was discussed by Drs. Kelley, John van de Erve, Kredel and McCrady; closed by Dr. Wilson. Second, a paper on "Allergie Diseases," by Dr. Wm. H. Kelley which was discussed by Drs. Kredel, F. B. Johnson and Mood. Discussion was closed by Dr. Kelley. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved: February 23, 1938. 2/8/38-_2.
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Wednesday, February 23rd, 1938, at 8:30 P.M. at the Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present were: ROLL CALL: (31) Drs. A. E. Baker, Beach, Buist, Burn, Cain, deSaussure, Jenkins, F. B. Johnson, Kelley, Kredel, Linton, Lynch, McCrady, O'Driscoll, Peery, Prioleau, James J. Ravenel, Rhame, R. B. Rhett, Rivers, Robertson, Rudisill, W. Atmar Smith, Taft, B. W. Townsend, John F. Townsend, Waring, I. R. Wi1son, Lester A. Wilson, Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr. Guests: Dr. Robert B. Seibels, Columbia. Dr. Regan and Dr. Kinard, of the Medical College. Minutes Feb. 5th. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Dr. Taft spoke a few words concerning the inadequacy of the Hall used by this Society, and suggested that a Committee be appointed to investigate the advisability and feasibility of the use of a room at in re. the Book Street Theater for Society meetings. place for Dr. Lynch suggested that perhaps the room might be used only for meetings. special meetings. Dr. I. 9. Wilson pointed out that there would be no adequate telephone service at the Dock Street Theater. Dr. Taft then made a motion that his suggestion be carried out. This motion was passed and the Committee, consisting of Drs. Taft, as Chairman, de Saussure and Beach, was appointed by the President. Scientific Program The Scientific Program consisted of, first, a paper on "Abortion" gram. by Dr. Arthur L. Rivers. Discussion- This was discussed by Dr. L. A. Wilson, who showed lantern slides, and by Dr. McCrady. 2/23/38.
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    Dr. Robert E. Seibels, author of the second paper, was introduced by Dr. L. A. Wilson. He delivered an interesting paper on "Pregnancy Toxemias - A Problem in Internal Medicine," which was discussed by Drs. L. A. Wilson, McCrady, Peery and John F. Townsend. The discussion was closed briefly by Dr. Seibels, who received the thanks of the President for his paper. The meeting thereupon adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved: March 8, 1938. 2/23/38--2
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, March 8th, 1938, at 8:30 P.M., at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present were: ROLL CALL: (46) Drs. B. R. Baker, Banov, Beach, Beckman, Boette, Bowers, Buist, Buist, Jr., Cannon, Chamberlain, Deas, Cockrill, Evatt, Gantt, Heidt, Hope, Hoshall, F. B. Johnson, G. D. Johnson, Kalayjian, Kelley, Kredel, Lassek, Linton, McCrady, Maguire, Moore, O'Driscoll, F. L. Parker, Peery, F. B. Price, James, J. Ravenel, W. J. Ravenel, Rhame, F. B. Rhett, Richards, Scott, VT. Atmar Smith, Wm. H. Speissegger, E. W. Townsend, J. F. Townsend, Waring, I. R. Wilson, Jr., Robert 'iilson, Robert ilson, Jr., Wood. Guests: Dr. Lorand; Dr. Goodman, of White Sulphur, W. Va. Drs. Began and F. Martin, of the Medical College. Minutes Feb. 23. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Re: New Hospital Rates. The Secretary read. a letter from the Commissioners of Roper Hospi- tal concerning the increase in the rates for the wards and private rooms. The Secretary further announced that the State Medical Association meets May 17th, 18th and 19th, at Myrtle Beach. Dr. Bernard Kalayjian signed the Constitution. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of an address by Dr. Arnold Lorand, of Carlsbad, Czechoslovakia, his subject being "The Prevention of Premature Old Age, and Its Treatment." The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved, March 22, 1938. 3/8/'38
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, March 8th, 1938, at 8:30 P.M., at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present were: ROLL CALL: (46) Drs. B. R. Baker, Banov, Beach, Beckman, Boette, Bowers, Buist, Buist, Jr., Cannon, Chamberlain, Deas, Cockrill, Evatt, Gantt, Heidt, Hope, Hoshall, F. B. Johnson, G. D. Johnson, Kalayjian, Kelley, Kredel, Lassek, Linton, McCrady, Maguire, Moore, O'Driscoll, F. L. Parker, Peery, F. B. Price, James, J. Ravenel, W. J. Ravenel, Rhame, F. B. Rhett, Richards, Scott, VT. Atmar Smith, Wm. H. Speissegger, E. W. Townsend, J. F. Townsend, Waring, I. R. Wilson, Jr., Robert 'iilson, Robert ilson, Jr., Wood. Guests: Dr. Lorand; Dr. Goodman, of White Sulphur, W. Va. Drs. Began and F. Martin, of the Medical College. Minutes Feb. 23. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Re: New Hospital Rates. The Secretary read. a letter from the Commissioners of Roper Hospi- tal concerning the increase in the rates for the wards and private rooms. The Secretary further announced that the State Medical Association meets May 17th, 18th and 19th, at Myrtle Beach. Dr. Bernard Kalayjian signed the Constitution. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of an address by Dr. Arnold Lorand, of Carlsbad, Czechoslovakia, his subject being "The Prevention of Premature Old Age, and Its Treatment." The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved, March 22, 1938. 3/8/'38
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    Re. Fees under Workmen's Compsn. Law. Dr. Rhame offered some discussion concerning the reduction in fees by the commission handling the Workmen's Compensation Law. These remarks were discussed by Drs. Cain, Martin, Bowers, Boette, Linton and I.R. Wilson. Re. Fees under Farm Security Admsn. A letter from Dr. Hines concerning fees for the clients of the Farm Security Administration was read, and was referred to the Committee on Medical Relief, Dr. A.J. Buist, Chairman. Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. offered an Amendment of the By-Laws, as follows: Propsd. Proposed Addition to By-Laws, Chapter IV. Aclditn. to Section 7. Board of Commissioners of the Roper Hospital. This Board By-Laws. shall consist of five members, one elected each year from the membership of the Society to serve a five year term. It shall direct and supervise the management of the Hospital, appoint the Superintendent end the Resident professional and lay personnel, and to it the Hospital staff shall be responsible. It shall carry out the directions of this Society in regard to the Hospital, and shall make rules for the conduct of all activities of the Hospital. It shall be responsible to this Society and shall make a formal report to the Society at least once each year, and shall consult with the Society whenever there may arise matters of considerable importance or involving drastic changes of policy. I shall elect its own Chairman. section 8. The Board of Commissioners shall constitute itself as a nominating committee and shall present to the Society, at the meeting preceding the regular annual meeting, the names of at least two members of the Society as nominees for the vacancy on the Board to be filled at the annual election of officers. One of these nominees may he the incumbent whose term is about to expire, if the said incumbent desires to seek reelection. Nominations in addition to these may be 3/22/38 2.
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    made from the floor of the Society in the usual manner, and election shall take place at the regular annual meeting. If a vacancy on the board shall occur as a result of death, disability or resignation, a successor shall be names, nominated in the above manner, at the regular meeting of the Society one month after the said vacancy shall have been declared to exist. This was received for action at the next meeting. Re: Special Meeting of House of Delegates. Dr. Wm. Atmar Smith, Chairman of the Delegation for last year, reported that he had requested the President of the State Medical Association to call a special meeting of the House of Delegates for the purpose of considering the bill in the Legislature concerning a new building for the Medical College. Upon motion of Dr. Rhame, the society voted that the action of Dr. Smith be sustained. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM: The Scientific Program consisted of two papers, as follows: Malignancy of the Intestines, by Dr. J.S. Rhame; Malignancy of the Colon, ... by Dr. T.W. Bowers. These were discussed by Drs. Rudisill, A.E. Baker, Kredel and Linton; Drs. Rhame and Bowers closing. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved, April 12th, 1938. 3/22/38. 3.
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, April 12th, 1928, at 8:30 P.M., at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. ROLL CALL (49) Members present were: Drs. A. E. Baker, Banov, Beach, Beckman, Bowers, Buist, Buist, Jr., Cain, Cathcart, Deas, de Saussure, Cockrill, Gantt, Jenkins, F.B. Johnson, G.D. Johnson, Kalayjian, Kelley, Kredel, Linton, Lynch, Maguire, Mazyck, Mitchell, Mood, O'Driscoll, Peery, F.R. Price, Prioleau, James J. Ravenel, W.J. Ravenel, Rhame, Wm. P. Rhett, Richards, Robertson, Rusisill, Sanders, Wm. Atmar Smith, Wm. H. Speissegger, I.R. Wilson, I.R. Wilson, jr., L.A. wilson, Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr., Wood. Guests: Dr. L.M. Stokes. Dr. E.A. Hines. Minutes Mch. 22nd. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Dr. Cathcart then made the following remarks: Tribute of Respect to Doctor Parker. "Mr. President: Since our last meeting the Grim Reaper of Death has removed from our midst a devoted member, an ex-president of the Society, and one of the outstanding men in the medical profession of South Carolina; one who was always kind, true, never speaking ill of anyone. "Mr. President, I move that a Committee be appointed to draft suitable resolutions to the memory of Edward Frost Parker; that we stand in silence for a moment in reflection of his memory; and that we immediately adjourn until 9:00 P.M. - only to receive the President and Secretary of the State Medical Association." Motion passed. This motion of Dr. Cathcart's was passed, and the Society stood in silence for a moment in respect to Dr. Parker. 4/12/38. #1.
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    Committee appointed. The President later appointed this Committee, as follows: Dr. Robert Wilson, Dr. R.S. Cathcart, Dr. John F. Townsend. Scientific Program: Scientific Program: The program of the evening consisted of an address by Dr. L.M. Storkes, President of the State Medical Association, on the activities and the future of the State Association and the College. Dr. S. A. Hines, Secretary of the State Association, then spoke briefly concerning various problems and plans of the State Medical Association. Dr. Hines then sponsored the following of the A.M.A. film, "The Diagnosis and Treatment of Syphilis." The President then expressed his appreciation of the visit and remarks of the officials, and the meeting adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved, April 26th, 1938. 4/12/38 #2
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, April 26th, 1938, at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. ROLL CALL (46) Members present were: Drs. B.R. Baker, R.J. Baker, Banov, Beach, Boette, Bowers, Buist Jr., Burn, Cain, Cathcart, Chamberlain, deSaussure, W.H. Frampton, Gantt, Hoshall, Jenkins, G.D. Johnson, Kelley, Linton, Lynch, McCrady, Maguire, Martin, Mood, O'Driscoll, Peery, Prioleau, James J. Ravenel, W.J. Ravenel, R.B. Rhett, W.M. Rhett, Richards, Robertson, Jr., Sanders, W.Atmar Smith, Steinberg, E.W. Townsend, J.F. Townsend, John van de Erve, Waring, I.R. Wilson, I.R. Wilson Jr., Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr. and Wood. Guests: Dr. Ackerman, Dr. R.M. Pollitzer, Greenville. Minutes April 12 Application. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. A letter of application for membership from Dr. Foster N. Martin was received and referred to the Board of Censors. Dr. A.J. Buist then read the Report of the Committee on Medical Relied, as follows: Report of committee on Medical Relief. The Committee on Medical Relief, to which was referred a plan which resulted from Conferences of a Committee of of the S.C. Medical Association and officials of the Farm Security Administration relative to medical service rendered clients of the Farm Security Administration, begs to make the following report:- The plan suggests that bills for services rendered these clients be reduced 50% of the usual charges. That physicians render their accounts to the respective County R.R. Supervisor. That in view of this reduction, the Farm Security Administration officials will use every legal and moral means at their disposal to see that these accounts are paid. That the Farm Security Administration R.R. Supervisor be furnished with a list of physicians who refuse to subscribe to this reduction. 2/26/38- -1-
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    Your Committee, as far as the Medical Society of South Carolina is concerned, objects to the plan for the following reasons:- 1. That there is in Charleston County a free Hospital supported by public funds, donations, and from endowments, where the poor of the County can obtain all necessary hospital care and outpatient service. 2. That the Medical Profession of Charleston county has always stood ready to aid those in need, and to charge for services in proportion to ones ability to pay. 3. That the members of the Medical Profession prefer to have their financial dealings directly with their patients, and not through a third party. 4. That they are opposed to any plan that might necessitate their making out voluminous reports to a Government agent relative to their attendance upon their private patients and their charges therefore, especially as there is nothing in the plan making the Farm Security responsible for the payment of the bills rendered. (Signed) The Committee on Medical Relief, A. J. Buist, Chairmen. In Re: Ross Estate This Report was adopted by the Society. Dr. Cathcart stated that the Committee on Ross Estate, in order to complete the sale of certain property, asked that the Society adopt the following Resolution in order to satisfy certain legal requirements: WHEREAS there is no provision in the constitution or By-Laws of this Society authorizing the sale, transfer, assignment, or conveyance of any property of the Society; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the President and the Secretary, in the name and on behalf of the Society and under its Corporate Seal, do grant, bargain, sell, convey and assign any property of the society as the representatives of the Society, as the Society shall from time to time determine upon. RESOLVED FURTHER, that the President and Secretary of the Society now in office are hereby authorized and directed, in the name and on behalf of the Society and under its Corporate Seal, to unite with the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia in the execution of a certain Deed of property in the City of Philadelphia hereinafter described, to the grantee, for the sum of Four Thousand ($4,OOO.OO) Dollars, one-half of which less expenses is payable to the said Medical Society of South Carolina; being "ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate in the Tenth yard of the City of Philadelphia, bounded and described according to a certain plan thereof made by William H. Ogden, Jr., Surveyor and Register for the Third District." The proposed Deed of said propert cc hereb authorized having been ex- hibited at this meeting and approved. 4/26/38 -2-
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    This Report was adopted, and the Deed was exhibited to the Society. Dr. Robert Wilson then read a Resolution on the death of Dr. Edward Frost Parker, as follows: Resolutions on Dr. Edward Frost Parker Edward Frost Parker was born in Charleston in 1867. His early education was received in the schools of his native city and in the reopened military academy, The Citadel, after which he attended the University of Virginia. His medical education was obtained at the Medical College of the State of South Carolina, from which he graduated in 1889. After serving a year on the house staff of the Charleston City Hospital, he entered the general practice of medicine, serving at the same time under his father as Clinical Assistant in Diseases of the Eye and Ear and as Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy in the Medical College. In order to qualify himself for a more restricted field of practice, in 1895 he pursued post- graduate study in Baltimore, New York, and Engi land, occupying the position of Clinical Assistant in the Royal Ophthanic and Golden Square Hospitals, London. Upon returning to Charleston, he limited his practice exclusively to diseases of the eye, ear, and throat, and continued his association with the Medical College. When Dr. Middleton Michel died in 1894, he was elected Professor of Physiology and Medical Jurisprudence, serving also as Lecturer on Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Mose and Throat, which positions he occupied until 1911 when he was elected Professor of Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat to succeed his father, the late Dr. Francis L. Parker. After the reorganization of the college as a State institution and the expansion of the faculty, he became Professor of Ophthalmology and Otology, continuing as executive head of the new department of Ophthalmology, Otology, Rhinology, and. Laryngology. During two years of this period, 1906 to 1908, he held the office of Dean of the Faculty. In 1935 ill health compelled him to relinquish active service at the college, and he was elected by the Trustees Professor Emeritus. During the years of his medical career he was the recipient of num- merous honors, among then the Presidency of the Medical Society of south Carolina and of the South Carolina Medica1 Association, and in 1934 he received the rare distinction of being elected an honorary fellow of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Association upon the occasion of its meeting in Charleston. In 1905 he was appointed oculist for the Southern Railroad, which position he held until his death. During the World War he served upon the Advisory Board of the Third District of South Carolina. In 1914 he was admitted to membership in the American College of 3urgeons, and in 1925 was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, being one of the founders group of each Board. He was a member of the Finance Committee of this Society from its organization. He also served on the Board of Commissioners of the Roper Hospital and rendered valuable service as a member of the Biiildin Committee which directed the construction of the present Roper Hospital. 4/26/38 -3-
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    Dr. Parker's technical skill and gracious charm of manner brought him a large and profitable practice and his ability in his special field won for him a high position among his professional confreres. He was conservative and sound in his judgments, never led away by the fleeting wings of new and uncertain doctrines. For him new remedies and procedures had little appeal until their value was proved by the test of time. As a teacher his influence was great. Beloved students who passed under his tutelage, to whom he was ready always frank but friendly, kind and sincere counsel, he lives in their memories affectionately as "Dr. Ned." He was conspicuously practical in his approach to whatever might be under consideration, and in discussion would often expose the essence of the subject in a few pointed sentences colored by the quaint humor which was peculiarly his own. such vein he wrote on "The Tariff," on "Joy Riders," and on "The Deadly Pedestrians" and his intimate friends frequently have been recipients of charming bits of humor delightfully expressed in whimsical phraseology. His technical writings were not numerous but were clear and direct, and in early life he won the prize offered for the History of Surgery in South Carolina. Dr. Parker had no enemies. He was always welcome, whether in social gatherings where the charm of his personality contributed Joy of the occasion, or in medical meetings where his crisp comments added piquant interest to the discussions. In later years a bitter sorrow left his life desolate, but through it all, even to the end, he was still the same lovable sweet spirit we always had know. In the early morning of March 28th, he went out with the turning of the tide. Be it therefore RESOLVED that in the death of Dr. Edward Frost Parker this Society has lost a member who always had its best interests at heart, serving it with honor and distinction, and who exemplified in his professional life the finest traditions of the art of medical practice and who upheld its highest ethical ideals. (Signed by) John F. Townsend, R.S. Cathcart, Robert Wilson, Chairman. Re. Brs. of Health Syph. Clinic. This Report was adopted by a rising vote of the Society. Dr W.M. Rhett informed the Society that the Board of Health was now conducting a Clinic for the diagnosis of Syphilis, and stated that this Board would like the Medical Society to consider the matter of conducting clinics for the treatment of this disease, as the facilities of Roper Hospital Clinic are inadequate for the purpose. The Secretary made a motion that a Committee be appointed to consider this matter and report at the next meeting. The President appointed Dr. W.M. Rhett, Chairman, Dr. P.W. Sanders and Dr. A. J. Buist, Jr. 4/26/38 -4-
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    RE: Merchants C.A. Bureau. A letter from the Merchants Credit Adjustment Bureau was read and received as information. The proposed addition to the By-Laws was then read by the Secretary. Section 7, an addition to Chapter IV of the By-Laws, was adopted as follows: Section 7 Board of Commissioners of the Roper Hospital. This Board shall consist of five members, one elected each year from the membership of the Society to serve a five-year term. It shall direct and supervise the management of the Hospital, appoint the Superintendent and the resident professional end lay personnel, and to it the hospital staff shell be responsible. It shall carry out the directions of this Society in regard to the Hospital, and shall make rules for the conduct of all activities of the Hospital. It shall be responsible to this Society end shall make a formal report to the Society at least once each year, and shall consult with the Society whenever there may arise matters of considerable importance or involving drastic changes of policy. It shall elect its own Chairman. Section 8 was read as follows: The Board of Commissioners shall constitute itself as a nominating committee and shall present to the Society, at the meeting preceding the regular annual meeting, the names of at least two members of the Society as nominees for the vacancy on the Board to be filled at the annual election of officers. One of these nominees may be the incumbent whose term is about to expire, if the said incumbent desires to seek reelection. Nominations in addition to these may be made from the floor of the Society in the usual manner, and election shall take place at the regular annual meeting. If a vacancy on the Board shall occur as a result of death, disability or resignation, a successor shall be named, nominated in the above manner, at the regular meeting of the Society after the said vacancy shall have been declared to exist. Section Eight was discussed by a number of members, Section 8. The Board of Commissioners shall present to the Society, at the meeting preceding the regular annual meeting, the names of at least two members of the Society as suitable for nomination for the vacancy on the Board to be filled at the annual election of officers. One of the names presented may be that of the incumbent whose term is about to expire. These names, and any others, may be nominated from the floor of the Society in the usual manner, and election shall take place at the regular annual meeting. If a vacancy on the Board shall occur as a result of death, disability or resignation, a successor shall he named, nominated in the above manner, at the regular meeting of the Society one month after the said vacancy shall cave been declared to exist. 4/26/38 -5-
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    After some parliamentary skirmishing, this Section as amended was adopted. Scientific Program: The Scientific session included the following: First, Case Report by Dr. John van de Erve, Jr. and Dr. N. H. Kelley, of Trophic Ulceration, with embihition of the patient and projection of films. Second, Paper on "Pneumonia in Children," by Dr. M. W. Beach. Third, "Pediatric Observations,' by Dr. R. M. Pollitzer. There was no discussion of these papers. At the completion of this program, the President expressed his thanks to Dr. Pollitzer for his paper, and the meeting adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved, May 10th, 1938. 4/26/38 -6- A
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, May 10th, 1938, at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present were: ROLL CALL (40) Drs. A. E. Baker, D. J. Raker, Reach, Bowers, Buist, Burn, Cain, de Saussure, Cockrili, W.H. Frampton, Gantt, Hoshall, Jenkins, C. D. Johnson, Kalayjian, Kelley, Kredel, Lessek, Linton, McCrady, Maguire, O'Driscoll, Peery, Prioleau, J. J. Ravenel, V. J. Ravenel, Rhame, W. M. Rhett, Rivers, Robertson, 'T. A. Smith, W.H. Speisseger, Steinberg, Taft, E. W. Townsend, Waring, I. R. Wilson, I. R. Wilson, Jr., Robert Wilson, Jr. and Wood. Guests: Capt. E.U. Reed, U.S.N. Dr. F.W. Kinard, Medical College. Minutes Apr. 26. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. The Secretary reported that the Board of Censors had reported favorably on the application of Dr. Foster N. Martin, who was there- upon elected unanimously to membership. Dr. Martini elected. Report Radio Comt. Dr. Cain reported that the Committee on Radio Programs has sponsored nine radio talks, and had decided to discontinue the series and to discharge itself. Discussion and Motion. Dr. Maguire made a motion that the committee be not discharged, but continue its work with the help of paid advertisements if necessary. This was discussed by Drs. Peery, R.Wilson, Jr. I.R. Wilson, Wood, Linton and A.E. Baker. The last named offered an amendment, that the radio announced be asked to forecast the program of talks. Amended and passed. This amended motion was passed. Dr. Carin asked that his resignation from the Committee be accepted. The President accepted this resignation with regrets, and appointed Dr. D.L. Maguire in the place of Dr. Cain. 5/10/38. -1-
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    Dr. Wythe M. Rhett read the following Report: The Committee to consider treatment of semi- indigent patients with on Syphilis came to the decision that treatment of this class of patients is essentially a Public Health problem, and that any plan for their treatment should be one that will insure adequate treatment under proper supervision. The Committee decided against the plan of having these patients referred to physicians willing to undertake this sort of work at their office because of several adverse considerations, but chiefly because of 1. The consequent lack of uniformity of treatment. 2. The difficulty in making this class of patients continue to even a minimum fee to a private physician. 3. The tendency of such practice to lead to fee cutting. The Committee recommends: 1. That an independent clinic authorized by the Medical Society; Under the direction of a competent Syphilologist designated by the Medical Society. 2. That the members of this clinic be selected by the appointed head of the clinic from those in the Medical Society who will volunteer to serve. 2. That the clinic meet once a week, at such hour as will enable this class of patients to attend. 4. That a set fee of One Dollar (1.00) be charged for each treatment, which will include cost of medication (Arsphenarnine of bismuth) 5. That proper records shall be kept on these patients by the clinic, but that this be in no way connected with the Roper Hospital records. 6. That the clinic may be established either at the Roper Hospital in the evening, or at the Health Center, depending upon availability and the judgment of the Director of the Clinic as to which will best suit the purpose. 7. That the financial returns, if any, be pro-rated among the physicians in attendance at the clinic, after- deduction of all expenses incident to the operation of the clinic. A. J. Buist, Jr. Paul W. Sanders, Jr. Wythe M. Rhett. Dr. Prioleau made a motion that this be accepted. After discus- sion by Dr. Kelley, the Report was accepted. Dr. Prioleau made a motion that the President appoint a Committee to nominate the head of the clinic for the treatment of syphilis
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    Dr. Wythe M. Rhett, Chairman, Dr. M. W. Beach end Dr. P. E. Bowers. The Secretary reported that he had on file a copy of the fee schedule used for reference by the South Carolina Industrial Commission. The Secretary offered two motions, which were passed: First, that a Committee be appointed to review the Constitution and and By- Laws and determine the advisability of any changes, and inform the Society of the same; and Second, that thereafter the booklet containing the Constitution and By-Laws be brought up-to-date and printed. The President appointed this Committee as follows: Dr. W. A. Smith, Chairman, Dr. H. Rudisill and Dr. A.E. Baker Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of, First, a Case Report by Dr. D. L. Maguire, on Suppurating Sinus treated with Thorotrast. This was discussed by Drs. Taft, Kredel and A. E. Baker. Second, a paper by Dr. Frank C. Cain, on Retroversion of Uterus. This was discussed by Drs. Hoshall, Buist, Dr. McCrady, I. R. Wilson and Maguire; closed by Dr. Cain. Third, a paper by Dr. Robert L. McCrady, on "False Labor." This was discussed by Drs. Rivers, deSaussure, Steinberg end Linton. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D. Approved May 24th, 1938. Secretary. 5 '10 1938.
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    Minutes of the regular meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, May 24th, 1938, at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present were: ROLL CALL: (33)Drs. B. R. Baker, Buist, Jr., Burn, Deas, Evatt, Gantt, Hoshall, Jenkins, F. B. Johnson. G. D. Johnson. Kelley, Kredel, Lassek, Linton, T. H. Martin, F. N. Martin, Peery, James J. Ravenel, W. J. Ravenel, Rhame, W. M. Rhett, Richards, Rivers, Radisill, Sanders, Taft, E. W. Townsend, J. F. Townsend, Waring, I. B. Wilson. Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr. and Wood. Guests: Dr. F. Eugene Zemp, Columbia. Dr. George Bunch, Columbia. Dr. M.H. Zuravin. Minutes May 10th. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. The Secretary reported applications for membership in the Society from Dr. Ritchie Siau, of Georgetown, and Dr. M. H. Zuravin, recently located in Charleston. These were referred to the Board of Censors. Dr. W. M. Rhett, Chairman of the Committee appointed for the purpose, nominated for the Committee Dr. Paul W. Sanders, Jr. to head Dr.Sanders the Clinic for the Treatment of Syphilis. elected. Dr. Sanders was then elected. Dr. James J. Ravenel submitted the Report of the Delegation Report on to the South Carolina Medical Association, as follows:The House of Delegates of the South Carolina Medial Association Convention met at Myrtle Beach, May 17th, 1938. Some of the important points of Committee Reports follow: The State Board of Health A Committee of five was appointed by the President to study means of controlling and dealing with the degenerative diseases. The Committee is to report back to the House of Delegates at its next meeting. 5/24/38 -1-
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    Another suggestion was that we advocate legislation requiring a year's internship in an approved hospital before issuing a license to practice medicine. The examination may be taken at the end of the Senior year, but the license to be held until satisfactory completion of the one year internship. The Committee on Maternal Welfare This was a long and exhaustive report. The suggestion was made that midwives be registered with their County Health Department. The maternal death rate for 1937 was reported as 7.3 per thousand, which represents a 20% reduction over that of three years ago. Most of the Committee Reports were received as information. The Association presented Dr. H. A. Hines with a silver tray, pitcher and cups in appreciation of his thirty years of faithful service as Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. Hines reported that Dr. J. H. Cannon had been honored by election to the Reference Committee of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association. This, he said, was a great honor, as it &s one of the most important Committees. Election of Officers: Dr. Douglas Jennings, Bennettsville, President-elect; Dr. Thompson, Spartanburg, Vice-President; Dr. J. P. Price, Florence, Councillor, to succeed Dr. Jennings. Place of next meeting: Spartanburg. This Report was received as information. In Re. Dr. Buist, Jr. made a motion that the Society re- consider its action concerning the Committee on Radio Talks, and that the Committee Radio Talks, be discharged with commendations and thanks. This motion was passed after some discussion by Dr. J.J.Ravenel. The Secretary distributed mimeographed copies of the fee Schedule used for reference by the State Industrial Commission. Dr. Foster N. Martin signed the Constitution. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of the following: 1 - Case Report, "Oxycephaly," by Drs. F. E. Kredel and G. D. Johnson. 5/24/38. This was discussed by Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Kredel. -2-
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    2 - "Fracture of the Hip, " by Dr. F. A. Hoshall; discussed by Dr. Rhame. 3 - "Primary Jejunal Ulcer," by Dr. P. E. Zemp, of Columbia. This was illustrated with lantern slides, and was discussed by Dr. George Bunch, of Columbia, and Drs. R. Wilson, Jr. and Rudisill. Closed by Dr. Zemp. After the close of the program, the President thanked the in- vited guests for their contributions. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved, June 14th, 1938. 5/24/38. -3-
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    Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina held Tuesday, May 31st, 1930, at 8:30 P.M. at the Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. ROLL Members present were: CALL: Drs. H. J. Baker, Beach, Beckman, Buist, Cain, Cathcart, deSaussure, Cockrill, Evatt, W. H. Prempton, Jenkins, P. B. Johnson, G. D. Johnson, (26) Kelley, Kredel, Maguire, Mood, O'Driscoll, J. J. Ravenel, W. J. Ravenel, Rhame, Rivers, Robertson, E. W. Townsend, Waring, H. Wilson. After the Society was called to order, Dr. Cathcart explained the reason for calling the meeting and necessity for the passage of the Resolution which he offered, as follows: PROPOSED RESOLUTION TO BE ADOPTED AT THE MEETING OF THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, MAY 31st, 1938. RESOLVED that this Society apply to the Probate Court of Charleston County, South Carolina, for the appointment of such person or corporation as may be selected by the President of the Society as Administrator de bonis non cum testamento annexo of the Will and Estate of the late Mary Jane Ross, and that the President and Secretary are hereby authorized end directed in the name and on behalf of the Society to sign any Answer, Return, Petition or other instrument of writing necessary in their opinion to oppose the pending application to said Court to have the South Carolina National Bank of Charleston appointed such Administrator, and in lieu thereof to have the nominee of the President of this Society receive such appointment as aforesaid. This Resolution was adopted by the Society. 5/31/38-1-
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    In Re. Dr. Cathcart then explained the plans and workings of the Blood Bank which is to be operated in cooperation with the American Red Cross. Blood Bank. Following some discussion by Drs. E. Townsend, Beech and Kredel, Dr. Cathcart made a motion that the Society endorse the plan of the volunteer blood transfusion service of the American Red Cross, and that the President appoint a Committee of three to cooperate with the local Red Cross Chapter. This motion was passed by the Society, and the President appointed a Committee consiting of Dr. Cathcart, Chairman, and Dr. Prioleau and Dr. Kredel. The meeting thereupon adjourned. Approved: June 14th, 1938. 5/31/33. J. I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Respectfully submitted, -2-
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, held Tuesday evening, June 14th, 1938, at 8:30 o'clock, at the Roper Hospital. ROLL CALL (26): Drs. A. E. Baker, R.J. Baker, Banov, Beach, Beckman, Buist, Jr., Cain, Cathcart, Deas, CALL: rill, Bvatt, W. H. Frampton, Kelley, Linton, F. N. Martin, O'Driscoll, J. J. Ravenel, W. J. Ravenel, W. M. Rhett, W.A. Smith, W.H. Speissegger, Taft, Taft, E. W. Townsend, I.R. Wilson, R. Wilson, Wood. The minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 24th and of the special meeting of May 31st were read and approved. A letter of application for membership by Dr.William J. Ball was read and referred to the Board of Censors. After a favorable report from the Board of Censors had been heard, Dr. J.R.S. Siau, of Georgetown, was elected to membership. Dr. W. A. Smith remarked that the Charleston Health Department had failed in its last rating to come up to the standard of the past years, and moved that the Society write a letter to the local Chamber of Commerce, to find out the reason. Discussion was by Drs. Cain, W.A. Smith, and Banov. The motion was carried. Scientific Program. Under the head of Case Reports, Dr. Henry Deas gave a report of his gleanings on a recent visit to the Mayo Clinic. The first essay of the evening was by Dr. Wood on "Neoplastic and Neoplastic-like Growths of Lymphoid Tissue." This was discussed by Dr. Kelley.
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    Dr. A. E. Baker presented a very enlightening paper on "Diverticuli of the Small Intestines." Discussion Drs. O'Driscoll, Taft, Cain, Linton, and Wood. Dr. Baker closed. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, Clay W. Evatt, M.D., Acting-Secretery. Approved June 28, 1938. 6/14/38 -2-
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, June 28th, 1938, at 8:30PM at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order with Dr. Robert L. McCrady in the chair. ROLL CALL:(29) Members present were: Drs. A. E. Baker, Beech, Bowers, Burn, Cain, Cannon, Cockrill, Evatt, Jenkins, Kelley, Linton, McCrady, T. H. Martin, Miles, Mitchell, Mood, O'Driscoll, W. J. Ravenel, R. B. Rhett, Robertson, Rivers, Scott, J. E. Smith, W. A. Smith, W. H. Speissegger, Taft, Waring, Robert Wilson, and Robert Wilson, Jr. Guests: Dr. M. R. Mobley, Dr. P. D. Hay, and Dr. Stokes, all of Florence. Minutes of June 14. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Dr. Mood, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Roper Hospital, handed to the Secretary a certified copy of the Revised Rules and Regulations of Roper Hospital. He then read the following letters: 1 - Undated letter, Henry C. Hess, Chairman, to Dr. G. McF. Mood, in re. meeting of Charleston County Public Welfare Board on June 15th. 2 - Letter, June 21, 1938, from Dr. Mood, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, to Mr. Bass. (Ch. Co. P. W. Board.) 3 - Letter, June 24, 1938, from Mr. Bass to Dr.Mood, repying to Dr. Mood's letter of June 21st. 4 - Letter of June 28, 1938, from Dr. Mood to Mr. Hess; and 5 - Letter of Dr. Mood (?)-(unsigned) to The Medical Society of S. C. Dr. J. E. Smith commented on the Report, and made a motion that the Report be accepted and the Board of Commissioners commended by the Society for its action. This motion was seconded by Dr. R. B. Rhett. 6/28/38 -1-
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    In reply to a question from Dr. W. A. Smith as to the decision of the Board of Public Welfare, Dr. Mood replied the Board of Commissioners had been instructed that all negotiations must go through the Board of Public Welfare. Dr. Mood also stated, in reply to a question of Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr., that the Commissioners would notify the Public of it decision. After some comment by Dr. Cannon, the motion of Dr. Smith was passed. The Secretary read a telegram from Dr. J. H. S. Siau expressing his regret at being unable to attend this meeting. Scientific Program. The Scientific Program consisted of the following: 1 - "Some Allergic Manifestations of the Eye," by Dr. J. E. Smith. 2 - "Foreign Bodies of the Food and Air Passages, Dr.M.R. Mobley and Dr. P. D. Hay. This latter paper was illustrated with lantern slides. There were no discussions, The Chairman expressed the thanks of the Society to the speakers for their contributions to the program. The Society then adjourned. Respectfully submitted J. I. Waring, M.D., Secretary Approved: October 11, 1938. 6/28/38 -2-
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    Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, August l6th, l938, at 8:30 P.M., at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present ROLL CALL (29) Drs. A. E. Baker, B. J. Baker, Beach, Buist, Buist, Jr., Cain, Cathcart, Evatt, Gantt, Kalayjian, Kredel, LaRoche, McCrady, Maguire, I H. Martin, Mood, Moore, Prioleau, J. J. Ravenel, W.J. Ravenel, Rhame, W. M. Rhett, Robertson, Rudisill, Scott, W.A. Smith, I.R. Wilson, Robert Wilson, Robert Silson, Jr. A Report was submitted by Dr. W.A. Smith, Chairman of the Hospital Expansion Committee, as follows: The Committee appointed by the President in January to look into the feasibility of expanding our hospital facilities, desires to make a report at this time in order that the Society may be conversant with its activities, that it might take such action as the circumstances seem to warrant. It is believed by your Committee that the has arrived in its negotiations where definite action is indicated. It was suggested in the retiring President's address that overnight funds might be made available for increasing the hospital facilities. For your information in this connection, the Committee first wrote an appeal to the V.P.A. for funds for this purpose. It was ruled by this branch of the Government that the Hospital, conducted by the Medical Society, was in the nature of a private institution and grants could not be made by the Federal Government. An appeal was then made to the P.W.A. with the same result, it being pointed out that only political units--e.g. municipal, county or state are entitled to make applications for these funds under the law. 8/16/38 -1-
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    The Committee then established contact with the County Welfare Bureau and with certain members of the County Delegation, and requested them by letter to make application for funds from the P.W.A. and to have the County Delegation sponsor it as a County project. The County Welfare Bureau, acting through the County Delegation, has made application to this authority for one million (l,OOO,OOO.) dollars for the construction of a hospital. Your Committee has been informed that it essential if funds are to be obtained, that fairly complete information and plans for the new project must be submitted before the end of September. To this end, several meetings have heen held with a representative of the Welfare Bureau. The following is a summary of the meeting of this Committee held yesterday, August 15th, which covers the chief points under discussion: Minutes of Minutes of the Special Committee of the Medical Society created to look into the advisability and feasibility of expanding the hospitol special facilities of Charleston County. Committee: AUGUST 15, 1938. The meeting. was called to order at 10:15PM by Dr. W.A. Smith, Chairman. Present:-Drs. Smith, G. McF. Mood, and J. J. Ravenel. Also Dr. R. S. Cathcart, Chairman Finance Committee. Mr. S. Marshall Sanders, Secretary Charleston County Public Welfare Board. Mr. Arthur B. Young,Attorney for the Medical Society of South Caroline, Messrs. Albert Simons, Samuel Laphern and David B.Hyer, Architects. The Chairman stated that the meeting was called to further consider the feasibility of either building an entirely new Hospital to serve the County of Charleston or to build a new wing and Nurses home in connection with the present Roper Hospital. The matter was discussed. It was brought out by Dr. S. Marshall Sanders that there was a probability of securing a P.W.A. loan and grant to the extent of one million dollars to one million, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. That he hot he had engaed Messrs. Albert Simons, Samuel Lapham and D. B. Hyer as architects to prepare the preliminary plans and specifications for the hospital. Dr. W. A. Smith stated that he had received a letter from Mr. Sanders requesting the Medical Society Committee to recommend architects; that he had notified Mr.Sanders by telephone, as Chairman of the Com-
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    mittee without calling a meeting of the Committee, that in as much as Messrs. Simons and Lapham had already done a great deal of preliminary work in connection with the Roper Hospital's efforts toward an expansion program, that he would recommend the employment of Messrs. Simons and Lapham and asked that the Committee confirm his action. It was then seconded and carried that the action of the Chairman be approved. A general discussion was then entered into as to the number of beds that could be provided in addition to the building of a nurses home for the tentative P.W.A. allocation. It was brought out that the present need of Charleston County was 505 beds for ordinary cases and 50 beds for contagious cases. That the Baker Sanatorium and St. Francis Infirmary provided approximately 100 beds both leaving 455 beds to be provided by the Roper Hospital for the present needs of Charleston County. It was also felt that if funds were available, 100 additional beds beyond the present needs should be provided to take care of the growth the County population for the next 15 or 20 years. Therefore to provide for the present needs and a reasonable number of beds for future expansion, it was felt that the Roper Hospital and the proposed new addition should provide approximately 550 beds. It was the consensus of opinion that the proposed loan and grant would not provide more than 250 to 300 additional hospital beds and provide a nurses home to care for from 225 to 250 nurses. In view of this the following resolution was duly passed: RESOLVED: "That, it appearing that the amount of money available be insufficient for the construction of a new hospital building of greater bed capacity than what the County has at this time, it is the sense of this Committee that the Architects be advised to investigate the possibility of remodeling a portion of the present Roper Hospital building, or the construction of a new wing, or both, with the idea in mind of increasing the capacity of the plant by 250 beds along with the modernization of antiquated portions; the necessity of sufficient funds remaining for a nurses home must likewise be kept in mind." Respectfully submitted, F.O. BATES, Acting Secretary In connection with the above, the Chairman desired to report that with the consent of the President, he consulted Mr. Arthur R. Young, at- urney for the Society, and requested him to look up the legal status the Society in order that his services might be available for further negotiations with the County Delegation with regard to the conduct of the proposed addition to the hospital. He was also requested to sit in at the meeting in order to secure his advice if necessary. Dr. R.S. Cathcart, Chairman of the Board of Finance, was also asked 8/16/38 -3-
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    to be present. Mr. D.B. Hyer and Messrs. Simons and Lapham, the former having been selected by the Welfare Bureau and the latter by your Committee, with the agreement of the Welfare Bureau were invited in order that they might secure such information as will enable them to work out tentative plans. Now, Mr. President, this committee, having been appointed to look into the feasibility of obtaining funds for the expansion of the hospital, feels that its duty has been performed, in that it finds that it is feasible to obtain the funds necessary if the Committee therefore asks that it be discharged. It is the belief of your Committee, however, that in order to carry out successfully the expansion of the hospital facilities under the present circumstances, it is necessary that a strong committee, conversant with the whole hospital situation, be appointed and empowered to act for and in the name of the Society, with only such limitations of action which might be imposed by the Society at this meeting. In other words, we feel that have power to act. As Chairman of this present committee, I feel that the chief limitation should be that the administration and operation of the new department shall be maintained as the present plant is being conducted, and again as Chairman of this Committee, it seems to me that the Board of Commissioners is the proper group to whom the details of negotiations & construction might be entrusted. Motion so Moved that the Board of Commissioners be authorized and empowered authorize, etc. act for and in the name of the Medical Society of South Carolina in its negotiations with the County Delegation in relation to the finances, construction end operation of the proposed addition; provided that the 8/16/38 -4-
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    present method of operation of Roper Hospital is not modified. After much discussion and several proposed amendments, the motion was amended to read as follows. Moved that a Special Committee be authorized in the name of the Medical Society of South Carolina in all negotiations with the County Delegation in relation to the financing, contribution and operation of the proposed addition; provided that the present method of administration of the Roper Hospital is not modified. After discussion by Drs. Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr., Cathcart, Cain, and Buist, Dr. Cathcart made a motion that the report Report be accepted. This motion was passed. A motion was then made and passed that the Committee be discharged. Another motion was made that Dr. Smith's Resolution be adopted. After discussion by Drs. I. R. Wilson, Robert Wilson, A. J. Buist, Jr., W. A. Smith, Cathcart, Robert Wilson, Jr., Maguire, Cain and Rhame, a substitute Resolution was offered by Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. substituting the words "ownership and operation of the hospital' for "method of administration of the Hospital." A motion to substitute the word Committee for "Board of Commissioners" was offered by Dr. Prioleau. Dr. Wilson's motion was passed. Dr. Prioleau's motion was passed. And finally Dr. Smith's motion was passed. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D. Secretary Approved: October 11, 1938.
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, October 11, l938, at 8:30 P.M., at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order with Dr. Robert Wilson in the chair. ROLL CALL (34): Drs. Banov, Beach, Buist, Jr., Cain, deSaussure, Evatt, W. H. Frampton, Jenkins, F. B. Johnson, Kalayjian, Kelley, Kredel, Lassek, Linton, F. N. Martin, Maguire, O'Driscoll,Prioleau, N. J. Ravenel, Rivers, Robertson, Rudisill, Sanders, Scott, W. A. Smith, Wm. H. Speissegger, Taft, E. N. Townsend, J. F. Townsend, Waring, I. R. Wilson, R. Wilson, R. Wilson,Jr., Siau. Guests: Dr. W. F. Tanner, U.S. Public Health Service. Drs. Rasmussen, Kinard and Swinyard. The minutes of the regular meeting of June 28th were read and approved. The minutes of the special meeting of August 16th were read and approved. A letter of application for membership from Dr. T. Willard Reynolds was received and referred to the Board of Censors. Dr. Ball. Upon receiving a favorable report from the Board of Censors on the application of Dr. William J. Ball, the Society voted unanimously to elect him. The Secretary read a Report from the President concerning certain coupons amounting to $202.50 belonging to the Alston Bequest which were turned over to Dr. Mood. Dr. P. W. Sanders then reported for the Committee appointed to arrange for the establishment of a Clinic for the treatment of Syphilis, that the matter had been dropped because the County Health Department had made plans to establish a clinic which would fill the existing needs. 10/11/38 -1-
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    After discussion by Dr. Prioleau, this Report was received as information and the Committee was discharges. Columbia Medical Society offers assistance. The Secretary reported for the Presidnet that the letter had received, at the same time of the recent tornado, a telegram offering the assistance of the Columbia Medical Society in any way which might be needed; that the President had received this telegram at about eleven o'clock P.M. and had replied personally. Re: Letter of Thanks. Dr. Maguire moved that the Secretary write for the Society a letter of thanks to the Columbia Medical Society. This motion was passed. Re: Free Drugs. A letter from the State Board of Health concerning free distribution of anti-syphilitic drugs was read. Dr. Banov stated that he had a small supply of these drugs on hand, ready for distribution. Re: Syphilis control. Dr. Prioleau made a motion that this Society request from the Charleston County Board of Health definite assurance that the Board of Health will take steps to provide for the control of syphilis and that it will be unnecessary for the Medical Society to make such provision. This motion was passed. Dr. Banov stated that he was trying to get from the United Stated Public Health Service a demonstration clinic for the treatment of syphilis. A.M.A. rebroadcasts. A letter form the American Medical Association concerning radio broadcasts was received as information. Re. Interne membership. The Secretary called to the attention of the society a Resolution passed by the state Medical Association that Internes in hospitals in South Carolina become members of their local Medical Societies, and that the Hospitals pay their dues. No action was taken on this matter. 10/11/38 -2-
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    Re: Labor Union. The Secretary reported that Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr., Dr. Banov and himself had attended a meeting of the Health and Welfare Committee of the Central Labor Union, which Committee was desirous of setting up some sort of cooperative medical service. Dr. Robert Wilson spoke of hte desirability of offering complete diagnostic service to the low income class, and made a motion that a Committee be appointed by the President , representing each of hte several services of the Hospital, to consider the feasibility of establishing a diagnostic clinic for this class. Committee appointed After some discussion this motion was passed, and the President later appointed the Committee as follows: Dr. Robert Wilson, General Chairman, Drs. Kelly, Bowers, Waring, Hoshell, Evatt, sanders, Buist, Jr., McCrady, Moore, Rusisill, and F.B. Johnson. Scientific Program. The Scientific Program consisted of, 1. A Case Report on Leukemia, by Dr. Taft. This was discussed at length by Drs. E. Townsend, Frampton, Rudisill, Kelley, F.B. Johnson, R. Wilson, Jr. and Kalayjian. The discussion was closed by Dr. Taft. 2. Dr. Maguire then read a paper on "Hand Infections" which was discussed by Drs. Kredel, Prioleau, Cain, Linton and Lassek. Dr. Maguire then closed the discussion. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved: October 25, 1938. 10/11/38 -3-
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, October 25, 1938, at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital. The Meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. ROLL CALL: (51) Members present were: Drs. A.E. Baker, B.R. Baker, Beach, Beckman, Buist, Buist, Jr., Cain, Cannon, Cathcart, Chamberlain, de Saussure, Evatt, W.H. Frampton, Gantt, Hope, Hoshall, Jenkins, F.B. johnson, Kalayjian, Kelley, Kredel, La Roche, Linton, Lynch, Maguire, T.H. Martin, Miles, Mood, O'Driscoll, Prioleau, James J. Ravenel, W.J. Ravenel, Wm. P. Rhett, W.M. Rhett, Richards, Rivers, Robertson, Rudisill, Sander, Scott, Siau, J.E. Smith, W.A. Smith, W.H. Speissegger, Steinberg, Taft, E.W. Townsend, John F. Townsend, Waring, i.R. Wilson, R. Wilson, Jr. Guests: Dr. Cox, Dr. Martin of Wythe & Company. Mr. Arthur R. young. minutes Oct. 11 The Minites of the meeting of October 11th were read and approved. Dr. Cathcart, representing the Board of Finance, introduced the following Resolution: Resolution in re. Morawetz Gift. RESOLVED: That the Board of Finance of this Soceity shall control, manage, sell, invest and reinvest in their discretion all the assests of The Medical Society of South Carolina of which they are now or may hereafter be possessed, and said Board is specifically authorized to sell and, by all necessary papers therfor required, to transfer and assign one hundred (100) shares of the General Motors Corporation heretofore registered in the name of Victor Morawetz and evidenced by Certificate No. 127-712, transferred to the Medical society of South Carolina, the name of which in said transfer was erroneously stated as the Medical Society of hte State of South Carolina, Lucas Street, South Carolina, and how evidences by Certificate No. D-461-264 in the letter name bu belonging to and the property of the Medical Society of South Carolina, and that Dr. G. McD. Mood, as Treasurer of the Board of Finance, is hereby declared to be the proper officer and authorized in the name and on behalf of the said The Medical Society of South Carolina, under its Corporate Seal, and of the said Board of Finance, to execute all assignments of stock certificated upon such sales as herein assignments as may be executed by the said Board of Finance, and such assignments as may be executed by the said G. McF. Mood, as Treasurer as aforesaid, are hereby ratified and confirmed. Resolution Adopted. A motion was made and passed that this Resolution be adopted. 10/25/38 1.
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    Re: conference with Ch. Co. P.W. Board. Dr. Mood, speaking for the Special Committee of the Society, reported the recent conference with the Chrarleston County Public Welfare Board, and mentioned that the Commissioners had insisted that the control of any new hospital must reside in the Medical Society. Mr. A.R. Young, attorney for the Soceity, amde explanatory remarks regarding the control of the proposed hospital and recommended that the Society agree to a proposal whereby the Society would have three representatives, the Public Welfare Board three representatives and the lay public three representatives, two of whom would be appointed by the Medical Society and one by the Public Welfare Board. After discussion, Dr. W.A. Smith, Dr. Prioleau, Dr. Cathcart, Dr. A.J. Buist and Dr. Cain expressed their concurrence int his proposed arrangement. Dr. Buist made a motion that the motion concerning the appointment of a Special Committee for negotiating with the County Delegation (which motion was passed at the Special Meeting of August 16th, 1938) be rescinded. After disscussion by Dr. W.A. Smith, Robertson, Robert Wilson, Jr. and A.J. Buist, this motion was passed. Dr. Buist then made another motion that the Committee appointed under the motion now rescinded be continued for the purpose of negotiating with the Public Welfare Board. This motion was seconded and passed. Dr. mood then offered a motion which had been composted by Mr. Young, as follows: If, as and when a County Hospital acceptable to this Society be constructed and named the Roper Hospital, RESOLVED that the recommendations of Dr. Lomas in his Report, in so far as the composition of the Board of Trustees is concerned, are substantially agreed to, PROVIDED, that the three lay members of the Board suggested by him be appointed as follows: One lay member by the board of Public Welfare, and two lay members by the Medical Society. Further, that the Committee appointed be continued in office to work out the details and report back to the Society. 10/25/38 2.
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    Motion passed. After discussion by Drs. Maguire, Cathcart, T.H. martin, Cain, Lynch, Mood and I.R. Wilson, and Mr. Young, the motion was passed as above. Dr. Cathcart asked the Secretary to note that this resolution refers only to a new hospital if and when it is built. Dr. Raynolds elected. Upon receipt of a favorable from the Board of Censors, the society elected Dr. T. Willard Reynolds to membership. Re: Central Labor Union The Secretary then read a letter from Mr. Earl H. Long,Chairman of the Health and Welfare Committee of the Central Labor Union, concerning the development of some type of panel system for use by a class of patient with very limited incomes. AFter disscussion by Drs. Lynch, Rusisill and Prioleau, this letter was referred to the Committee on Medical Economics. Scientific Program postponed. Dr. J.R. S. Siay and Dr. William J. Bell signed the Constitution. On account of the lateness of the hour, and with the consent of the essayist, the Scientific Program was postponed until a later date. Dr. Martin, of Wythe & Company, showed a motion picture film on the subject of Trichomonas infection. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted. J.I. Waring, M.D. Secretary Approved: November 8th, 1938 10/25/38. -3-
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, November 8th, 1938, at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. ROLL CALL (34) Members present were: Drs. Banov, Bech, Boette, Burn, Cain, Cathcarth, dr Saussure, evatt, Jenkins, F.B. Johnson, Kelley, Kalayjian, Lassek, Linton, Lynch, McCrady, Mood, F.N. Martin, Mitchell, O'Driscoll, James J. Ravenel, W.J. Ravenel, W.M. Rhett, Rivers, Robertson, Rusisill, Sanders, W.A. Smith, Steinberg, E.W. Townsend, J.F. Townsend, Waring, Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson Jr. Guests: Dr. O'Hear, Dr. Kinard, Dr. Rasmussen, Dr. Swinyard, Dr. Zeigler, and others. Minutes Oct. 25th corrected; then approved. The Minutes of the meeting of October 25th were read. Dr. Mood noted a correction, which was included int he minuted; they were then approved. Re: Morawetz gift; and Ross Estate. Dr. Cathcart reported for the Board of Finance that the Board had disposed of the General Motors stock; and also that Deeds to the real estate in Philadelphia belonging to the Ross Estate had been executed. Re: Report of Dr. Lomas. Dr. Mood presented to the soceiety a Report of Dr. lomas on his recent inspection of hte hospital. Re: Central Labor Union. Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. reported that the matter proposed by the representative of the Central Labor Union had been considered, but that no action had been taken so far. Re: New Clinic for Tuberculosis. The Secretary read a letter from the Charleston County Tuberculosis Association concerning the proposed establishment of a new clinic, and noted tha the President had appointed a Committee consisting of Drs. Chamberlin, Robertson and Kelley to consider the matter, and that this Committee had reported favorably. 11/8/37 -1-
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    In Re: Board of Trustees of Proposed New Hospital. Dr. Cathcart made a motion that the Society reconsider the motion passed at the meeting of October 25th concerning the composition of the Board of Trustees of the proposed new Hospital. This was seconded by Dr. Mood, and discussed by Drs. Cathcart, Robert Wilson. Jr., Robert Wilson, W.A. Smith and Steinberg. Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. offered a substitute motion that the Resolution previously passed be changed to read: "Provided five of the nine members of the board be elected by and from the membership of the Medical Society of South Carolina." This was seconded by Dr. Cathcart, who later, after discussion by himself and by Dr. Rudisill, withdrew his second. The discussion then returned to the original motin afteer some remarks by Dr. Cain, and the motion to reconsider was passed. Dr. Cathcart then moved that the matter be left to the Special Committee to report at the next meeting. This was seconded. Dr. Smith then made a motino that Dr. Cathcart's motion be tabled. There was no second. Dr. Lynch offered a substitute motion that the Special Committee previously appointed be instructed to report to this Society on Dr. Lomas' Report. Dr. Cathcart thereupon withdrew his motion and accepted dr. Lynch's substitute motion, which was thereupon passed. Re: Syphilis Clinic. A letter form Dr. Bowen, chairman of the Board of Health, concerning the establishment of a Clinic for ht treatment of Syphilis, was received as information. Re: Aetne insurance. A letter from the local agent of the AEtna Casualty and Surety Company, expressing his desire to conitnue in forst the present liability insurance of the members of the Society, was discussed by Drs. Cain, J.J. Ravenel and Waring. Re: Delta Air Lines. A letter from Delta Air Lines, concerning air travel arrangements to the Southern Medical Association, in Oklahoma City, was received as information. 11/8/38 -2-
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    Re: Framed letters. The Secretary made a motion that the framed letters and other documents now in the Society Hall be deposited in the Library of the Medical College for safe keeping, after being duly marked. This was seconded and passed. Scientific Program: Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of a talk by Dr. Wilson deB. MacNider, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, on the general subject of Tissue Resistance, illustracted by lantern slides. The speaker was introduced to the Society by Dr. Lynch. After the President had expressed the thanks of the Society, the meeting adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved, November 22, 1938. 11/8/38. -3-
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, November 22, 1938, at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present were: ROLL CALL: (56) Drs. A.E. Baker, R.J. Baker, Wm. J. Ball, Banov, Beach, Boone, Bowers, Buist, Buist, Jr., Burn, Cain, Cannon, Cathcart, Chamberlain, Evatt, W.H. Frampton, Gantt, Jenkins, Kalayjian, Kelley, Kredel, La Roche, Lassek, Linton, MAguire, F.N. Martin, Mood, Moore, O'Driscoll, F.R. Price, Prioleau, J. J. Ravenel, Reynolds, Rhame, R.B. Rhett, W.M. Rhett, Richards, Rivers, Robertson, Rudisill, Sanders, Scharlock, Scott, J.E. Smith, W.A. Smith, Wm. H. Speissegger, Steinberg, Taft, E.W. Townsend, J.F. Townsend, J.M. van de Erve, Waring, I.R. Wilson, I. R. Wilson, Jr., Robert Wilson, Robert WIlson, Jr. Guests: Drs. Swinyard, O'Hear, Cox. Minutes Nov. 8th. The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 8th were read and approved. Application of Dr. J. O'Hear. A letter of application for membership in the Society from Dr. James O'Hear, Jr., Charleston, S.C., was read by the Secretary and referred to the Board of Censors. In Re. Report of Dr. Lomas. A motion was made by Dr. Cathcart that the Report of the Committee to considder Dr. Lomas' Report be considered under unfinished business. This motion was seconded and passed. In Re. Trustees for proposed New Hospital. Under unfinished business, Dr. Cathcart made a motion that the original motion offered by Dr. Mood concerning the selection of Trustees for the proposed New Hospital be tabled. This motin failed to pass. The original motion of Dr. Mood was then discussed by Drs. R. Wilson, R. Wilson, Jr., A. J. Buist and Cathcart. Action postponed Dr. Robert Wilson offered a motion that action on the original 11/228/38. -1-
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    motion of Dr. Mood be postponed until after the Society had heard the Report of the Committee Appointed to Consider the Lomas Report. This motion was passed. Report of Special Committee. Dr. Mood then read the Report of the Special Committee on the Lomas Report, as follows: Special Lomas Report, as follows: committee. "To The President and members of the Medical Society of South Carolina: "Gentlemen: At the meeting of the Society on Nov. 8, 1938, the Report of Dr. A. J. Lomas on the survey of the Roper Hospital was referred to the Building Committee for review. We have made a careful study of this report and we agree in the main with most of the findings contained therein. We agree in commending the splendid management of the hospital in its efficient and low-cost operation. It is true that the physical plant of the hospital has become out- moded, that most of the various services are grossly over-crowded, that the space provided for the out-patient department is inadequate, and that improvements are essential in order to enhance the efficiency of certain of the operating departments. And we agree that the problem can probably be met best by the erection of a new hospital, although an entirely adequate solution would result from reconditioning the present plant, along with the erection of some new additions. However, if it is decided that a new hospital plant is to be erected, there are certain recommendations that we would make that differ in some respects from those of Dr. Lomes' report. 1 Size We feel that the present as well as the eventual needs of the community would be served best by a hospital of at least 425 to 450 beds. In his report, Dr. Lornas has called attention to the over-crowded conditions existing generally in all departments. The present Roper Hospital already has a capacity of 325 beds. In order to relieve this tremendously congested condition, it is essential to increase the present capacity of the hospital by a generous number, and we would suggest that no fewer than 100 additional beds are needed to care for the demands of the community. It is not possible to arrive at any estimate of necessary size by theoretical considerations alone. Although Charleston County is not a highly industrialized community, the percentage of its population requiring free hospitalization is unusually large, and actual experience from conditions existing in the present hospital indicates very definitely that an addition to it present size is necessary. 2 Out-Patient Department We believe that a properly conducted out-patient clinic, to which ambulatory patients of the indigent class may come and go, is an integral part of every modern hospital,and we feel that any plans for a new hospital should include such a department. Care of the ambulatory sick patient is as much of a community problem as is the care of the patient requiring hospitalization. An outpatient clinic, where medical and surgical patients may be treated fol- 11/22/38 -2-
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    lowing discharge from the wards of the hospital, where pre-natal care may be given, and where attention may be paid to problems of the public health and the individual welfare, will assuredly reduce the demands on the in-patient departments of the hospital and result in definite saving. And while partial support of such a department may well be bourne by the Medical College, its main support, end it control, should rest with the hospital. 3 Chronic Hospitalization We feel that any plan for a new hospitol should Inolumle a consideration of providing facilities for th care of chronically ill patients. Patients of this type do not need the oare given on an active acute hospital service. When cared for this way, they become not only an additional and unnecessary expense, but they deprive the needy and worthy from hospitalization which might well result in rehabilitation of the individual. Under the present conditions, many such patients are cared for in the Roper Hospital; careful medical attention is unnecessary, and the patients would do just well, and at less expense, in a chronic hospital with a nurse in att dance, and with a physician to give medical care only when essential. 4 Control We believe that the control of the profession, services of the hospital should remain entirely and absolutely in th hands of the Medical Society, and that if incorporated, such control stated specifically in the charter of incorporation. As to the control of the business management of the hospital we feel that a Board of Trustees smaller than that recommended by Dr. Lomas would be more satisfactory. For this Board, we would suggest members, three to be elected from and by the membership of the Medic Society, one layman appointed by the Board of Welfare, one layman aipointed or elected from the Charleston County Delegation, an man at large elected by the membership of the Board. Respectfully submitte Robert Wilson, Jr. W. Atmar Smith, G. McF. Mood, Chairman. Dr. Cathcart moved that the Committee Report be approved ex- cept the last paragraph. This was seconded by Dr. Prioleau, and after discussion by Drs. I. R. Wilson, Robertson, Prioleau, Robert Wilson, Buist,Jr. and Buist, was voted down. Dr. Buist then made a motion that the motion just lost be re- considered. This was seconded, and the motion as made by Dr. Cathcert was then passed. Further discussion ensued by Drs. van de Erve, Cain and Robert Wilson, Jr. The lost member offered an Amendment to the effect that the 11/22/38 -3-
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    Society approve of a Board of Control with proportionate representation from the Medical Society not less than that stipulated in the last paragraph of Dr. Mood's Committee Report. This was seconded by Dr. Robert Wilson, discussed by Dr. if. M. Rhett, rind tabled after a motion to the effect had bene made by Dr. W.M. Rhett and seconded by Dr. Cain Dr. Robert Wilson then offered a substitute motion to Dr. Cathcart's original motion, namely: that the Report of Dr. Mood's Committee be approved in toto. Dr. Cathcart then made a motion, which was seconded, that Dr. Wilson's substitute motion be tabled. This failed to pass. Dr. Buist made a motion that the first motion dealing with this matter, made on October 25th, be rescinded. This was seconded and passed. Proposed Amendment to By-Laws. Under the head of Miscellaneous Business, Dr. Cathcart offered an Amendment to the By-Laws, Chapter IV, Section 7, to substitute the following for Section 7 and to omit Section 8 entirely: Section 7. Board of Commissioners of the Roper Hospital. This Board shall consist of seven members: be elected from the membership of this Society to serve a five Wear ter and two laymen to be nominated and elected by this Society to serve a term of five years each. The election of the lay members shall be in such a manner as to have overlapping terms. The Board of Commissioners shall direct arid supervise the management of the Hospital, appoint the Superintendent and the resident professional and lay personnel, and to it the Hospital Staff shall be responsible. It shall carry out the directions of this Society in regard to the Hospital, and shall make rules for the conduct of all activities of the Hospital. It shall be responsible to this Society and shall make a formal report to the Society at least once every year, and shall consult with the Society whenever there may arise matters of considerable importance or involving drastic changes of policy. It shall elect its own Chairman. Nominations for the Board of Commissioners shall be made at the meeting next preceding the annual meeting. If a vacancy on the Board shall occur, a successor se1l be nominated and elected in the above manner for the unexpired term. (Section 8., omitted entirely, directs presentation by the) (Board of Two names for nomination to the Board.) 1l/22/38 -4-
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    Proposed Dr. Waring then offered an Amendment to the By-Laws, Chapter I, Amendment to Section 12, as follows: Chap. I, Sec. 12. Proposed Amendment to Amendment (March 14,1933) to Amendment (April 12,1932) to Chapter I, Section 12, so that this Section will read as follows: The Society may also elect Honorary Fellows. This class of members shall include only those who have been members in good standing for thirty consecutive years, who have attended meetings of the Soolety regularly, have taken an active interest in the affairs of the Society, and who have paid all dues and assessments. These members shell be titled to vote on any and all questions, but shall be exempted from dues. They shall he elected at the Annual Meeting in December, and their names must be presented at the previous regular meeting of hte Society. Their election must require a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting. Nomination for 1939 Officers. These two Amendments were left over for action at the next regular meeting. Nominations of Officers for 1939 were then amde as follows: For Secretary -Treasurer, Dr. J.I. Waring. For Librarian, .......... Dr. W.C. O'Driscoll. For Commissioner of Roper Hospital, to succeed Dr. Jenkins, Drs. W. M. Rhett and T. E. Bowers were proposed by the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and subsequently nominated by Dr. Catheart. Dr. Bowers requested that his name be withdrawn. Dr. Beach was nominated by Dr. I. R. Wilson For the Board of Censors, to succeed Dr. Rutledge, Dr. Robert Wilson was nominated by Dr. Buist For Delegate to the State Medical association, to succeed Dr. Hope, Dr. Hope was nominated by Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. For Alternates to the State Medical Association: Dr. Robertson, Dr. van de Erve, Jr., Dr. Jenkins, Dr. Gantt and Dr. Rudisill. Application, Dr. Jas. O'Hear. An applicatjou for nembership in the Society was received from tion, James O'Hear, now located in Charleston, and was referred to the Board of Censors. arR ct C-19- 11/22/38 -5-
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    Dr. W. H. Price for H.F. Reynolds signs. The name of Dr. W. H. Price was nominated for Honorary Fellowship in the Society. Dr. T. Willard Reynolds signed the Constitution. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM: The Scientific Program consisted of an address by Dr. William Allen, of Charlotte, N. C., who was introduced by Dr. Robert Wilson. Dr. Allen delivered an instructive talk on "Prevention of Hereditary Diseases," illustrated with lantern slide. After the Society's thanks were expressed to Dr. Allen, the meeting adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring. M.D., Secretary. Approved: December 20th, 1938. 11/22/38 -6-
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    Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, December 13, 1938, at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital. Dr. James J. Ravenel, President, in the chair. Members present were: ROLL CALL (41) Drs. Beach, Bowers, Buist, Buist, Jr., Cain, Cathcart, de Saussure, Gantt, Hope, Jenkins, F.B. Johnson, Kalayjian, Kelley, Kredel, La Roche, Lynch, Linton, Mcinnes, T.H. Martin, Mood, O'Driscoll, Parker, Prioleau, James J. Ravenel, Reynolds, Rhame, R.B. Rhett, Wythe M. Rhett, Richards, Rivers, Sanders, J. E. Smith, Wm. Atmar Smith, Wm. h. Speissegger, Steinberg, Taft, E.W. Townsend, Waring, I.R. Wilson, I.R. Wilson, Jr., Robert Wilson, Jr. The President stated that the meeting was called for the pur- pose of considering a Report of the Special Committee appointed to con- fer with the Board of Welfare on the question of a new Hospital. Dr. Mood then made some preliminary remarks end stated that his Committee had informed the Board of Welfare that the Medical Society would not agree to the proposal previously considered. He stated further that his Committee had met with Mr. Young and a suggestion had been made that the membership of the proposed Board of the Proposed Hospital consist of three members from the Medical Society, six members not physicians to be elected by the Medical Society and the Board of Welfare, and that these six members be self- perpetuating. He stated further that the Committee There followed a brisk and protracted discussion of the question by Drs, Prioleau, Buist, I.R. Wilson, P.R. Martin, Cathcart, Jenkins, W.A. Smith, P.B. Johnson, Cain, W.M. Rhett, B.R. Rhett and J.E. Smith. Dr. Cain pointed out that the Board of Welfare was not authorized to act without the approval of the city Administration. 12/13/38 -1-
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    Dr. W.M. Rhett cited the experience of the Board of Health in which political pressure had made considerable changes. Dr. Cathcart pointed out that the funds controled by the Medical Society were left to the people of Charleston, and that no bequests ha been made in former times when the Medical Society was not in contrc the Hospital. He pointed out further that the Hospital had been bul under agreement for the City only; that the City had stopped its ocr bution, and that the County had taken over the Hospital with a small appropriation for more service. He also noted that there were now nineteen trust funds existing, most of which were designated for Roper Hospital. Dr. T. H. Martin offered a motion, as follows: "That the Special Committee appointed to confer with the Board of Welfare be instructed to deal with the Board of Welfare only on the basis that the majority of the proposed board for the proposed hospital be physicians, members of the Medical Society, elected by the Medical Society." This motion was seconded by Dr. de Saussure, and was followed by a discussion by Drs. W. A. Smith, Rhame, Hope, Cathcart, Prioleau and Martin. Dr. Prioleau offered a substitute motion to the effect that the Society go on record as saying that a proposed Board of suitable to it be ocmposed of nine members, four to be physicians, members of the Medical Society, and two of the remaining lay members to be appointed by the Medical Society. This was seconded by Dr. Lynch. Dr. Martin did not accept the substitute motion. Dr. Cathcart moved that Dr. Prioleau's substitute motion be tabled. This motion was passed. Dr. Martin's motion was then passed. Re:Ross Estate. Dr. Cathcart asked permission of the Society to bring before it a matter concerning the Ross Estate. He stated that the property on 12/13/38. -2-
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    the north-east corner of Wentworth and Smith Streets, belonging to the Ross Estate, is claimed by the Red Cross, and that previously, before this claim was made, the Society's Attorneys had advised suit to secure the property because it was likely to be sold for taxes. Dr. Cathcart asked that the Society consent unanimously to instructing the Committee on Ross Estate to deal as it sees fit with the attorneys on the matter of this property. A motion to this effect was made by Dr. Lynch and passed unanimously. Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. offered a motion that the chairmn of Special Committee which reported at this meeting be empowered to expre. in the press the sentiments of the Society in the matter of the Hospital and to explain the underlying reasons. This was seconded, and upon motion of Dr. Rhame was passed unanimously. Dr. Mood asked if the motion offered by Dr. Martin and just passed was final, and if his Committee w could be made only under its provisions. This was answered affirmatively by the Presiden without objection by the Society The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D. Secretary. Approved: January 10, 1939.
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    Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, December 20, 1938, at 8:30 P.M., at the Fort Sumter Hotel. The President, Dr. James J. Ravenel, presided. Members present were: ROLL CALL (62) Drs. A.E. Baker, B.R. Baker, W.J. Ball, Beach, Boone, Boette, Bowers, Buist, Buist,Jr., Burn, Cain, Cannon, Chamberlain, Dese, Evatt, Gantt, Hiott, Hope, Hoshall, Jenkins, F.B. Johnson, Kelley, Kredel, LaRoche, Linton, Maguire, P.N. Martin, T.H. (62) Martin, Mazyck, Miles, Mitchell, Mood, Moore, O'Driscoll, Parker, F.R.Priee, Prioleau, J.J. Ravenel, W.J. Ravenel, Reynolds, Rhame, R.B. Rhett, Wm.P. Ithett, W.M. Fthett, Richards, Rivers, Robertson, Rudisill, Sanders, Sisu, Simons, J.E. Smith, W.A. Smith, Steinberg, Taft, E.W. Townsend, J.F. Townsend, Waring, I.R. Wilson, I.R. Wilson, Jr., Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson,Jr. Guests: Drs. Kinard, McMorris and Raison. Hon. G. L. Buist Rivers. Minutes Nov. 22nd. The Minutes of the regular meeting of November 22nd, 1938, were read and approved. Upon motion of Dr. W. A. Smith it was voted to dispense with the reading of the Minutes of the Special Meeting of December 13th, and to read them at the next meeting. Re: Two Cash Gifts. Dr. Mood announced for the Board of Commissioners that the Roper Hospital had recently received two cash donations, one for Five Hundred ($500.) Dollars and another for Two Hundred ($200) Dollars. Motion for thanks. Dr. F. B. Johnson made a motion that the thanks of the Society be expressed to the donors. Re: Dr. Cathcart; The President made an announcement that Dr. Cathcart had been operated upon, and was getting along well. Flowers. The Society passed a motion that suitable flowers be sent to Dr. Cathcart. The society passed a motion that the Secretary write to Dr. 12/20/38 -1-
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    Rutledge and Dr. J. A. Ball, expressing the regrets of the Society that they could not attend the Annual Meeting. Dr.Rudisill regigns. The President announced that Dr. Rudisill was transferring his membership from this Society, and Dr. W. A. Smith made a motion that the society express its regrets and sympathy to Dr. Rudisill. Re:Diagnostic The President announced that the Committee appointed at the meet- ing of October 11th to consider a Diagnostic Clinic, had by mistake been made too large for convenient discussion. Clinic. New Committee. Dr. Buist moved that the Committee be dismissed and a smaller Committee appointed. This motion was passed, and the President there upon appointed Drs. Robert Wilson, Chairman, Cannon, T. H. Martin, W. M. Rhett and de Saussurre. AmenDT. The Amendment to the By-Laws, Chapter IV, Section 7, was adopted as follows, after discussion by Drs. Maguire and I. H. Wilson: Chp. IV. Sec. 7. Section 7 Board of Commissioners of the Roper Hospital This Board shall consist of seven members:- five members to be elected from the membership of this Society to serve a five year term and two laymen to be nominated and elected by this Society to serve a term of five years each. The election of the lay-members shall be in such manner as to have overlapping terms. The Board of Commissioners shall direct and supervise the management of the Hospital, appoint the Superintendent and the resident professional and lay personnel, and to it the Hospital Staff shall be responsible. It shall carry out the directions of this Society in regard to the Hospital, and shall make rules for the conduct of all activities of the Hospital. It shall be responsible to this Society and shall make a formal report to the Society at least twice every year, and shall consult with the Society whenever there may arise matters of considerable importance or involving drastic changes of policy. It shall elect its own Chairman. Nominations for the Board of Commissioners shall be made at the meeting next preceding the Annual Meeting and elections held at the Annual Meeting. If a vacancy on the Board shall occur, a successor shall be nominated and elected in the above manner for the unexpired term. Chp. IV. Chapter IV - Section 8 - was deleted upon motion made by Dr. Sec. 8. deleted Buist and vote of the Society. Dr. Buist made a motion that the provisions of the proposed amendment to Chapter I, Section 12, be held as not applying to Drs. W. H. Price and de Saussuje, and that its consideration be postponed 12/20/38 -2-
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    until after the election of these two gentlemen to Honorary Fellowship. This motion was passed. Election of Officers. The election of Officers was then carried out, with the following results: Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. J. I. Waring, Librarian, Dr. W. C. O'Drlsooll, Commissioner for Roper Hospital. Dr. M. W. Beach, Member Board of Censors, Dr. Robert Wilson, Delegate to State Medical Ass'n. Dr. Robert M. Hope, Alternates to State Med. Ass'n.: Dr. H. C. Robertson, Jr. Dr. John van de Erve, Jr. Dr. Pierre G. Jenkins, Dr. Robert B. Gantt, Dr. Arthur L. Rivers. Honorary Fellows: Dr. W. H. Price; Dr. H. W. de Saussu.re. Re: Lay members of Board. There was then considerable discussion as to the naming of the lay members of the Board of Commissioners of Roper Hospital. Dr. Robert Board. Wilson moved that their nomination be left to the Board of Commissioners. Dr. W. A. Smith made a motion that the Board of Commissioners be asked to nominate two lay-members to be elected at the next meeting of the Society. He later withdrew this motion. Dr. Buist then offered a substitute for the motion of Dr. Wilson, namely that the Society at its next meeting nominate and elect two laymembers. After discussion by Drs. Cain, Prioleau, Robert Wilson,Jr. and I. R. Wilson this substitute motion was passed. Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. pointed out that the new Amendment concerning the Board of Commissioners did not provide for the manner of election of the lay- members. Dr. Cain made a motion that these lay-members be elected for the first time one for a three-year term and one for a five-year term. This motion was seconded and passed. 12/20/38 -3-
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    Amend't. The Amendment to Chapter I, section 13, was then discussed by Chp. I. Sec. 12. Drs. W. A. Smith, Hope, O'Drisooll, Beach and LaRoche, and failed to pass. Amend't. Chap. V, Sec. 2. The Secretary then offered an Amendment to an Amendment of Chapter V, Section 2, as follows: The annual dues shall be fifteen dollars, which must be paid by April let of each year. Out of state members who are members of their respective State Medical Associations and the American Medical Association shall have their fees reduced to three-fourths of those of the regular members. Any member who shall fail to pay his annual dues by April let shall ipso facto be held as suspended by the Society. A member suspended for non-payment of dues shall be restored to full membership on payment of all indebtedness. Any member who fails to pay his dues by December let of each year shall be dropped from the roll of members. Any member dropped from the roll of members for nod-payment of dues shall be restored to membership only on re-application by the member and re-election by the Society. This was held over for consideration at the next meeting. The President then made an announcement that next year, 1939, would be the 150th anniversary of the formation of the Medical Society of South Carolina. A motion was made and passed that the Chair appoint a Committee of five to consider ways and means of celebrating this anniversary, and that the Committee report back to the Society. Following an address by Mr. C. L. Buist Rivers, the Society ad- journed to a buffet supper. Respecyfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved, January 10th, 1939. l2/2O/3e. -4-
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, January 10th, 1939, at 8:30 P.M., at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the Present, Dr. James J. Revenel. Members present were: ROLL CALL (35) Drs. B. R. Baker, R. J. Baker, N. J. Ball, Beach, Boette, Bowers, Buist, Buist, Jr., Cannon, Chamberlain, de Saussure, Gantt, Hoshall, Johnson, alayjian, La Roche, Linton, F. N. Martin, Mood, Moore, Parker, Prioleau, J. J. Ravenel, N. JÔøΩ Rayenel, Reynolds, Robertson, Rudisill, Scott, W. A. Smith, T. H. Speissegger, Steinberg, Waring, I. R. Wilson, Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr. Minutes Dec.13th The Minutes of the Special Meeting held December 13th, 1938, were read and approved. Minutes Dec.20th. The Minutes of the Annual Meeting held December 20th, 1938, were read and approved. Re:Board of Welfare Dr. Mood, speaking for the Special Committee appointed to deal of with the Board of Welfare, read a letter from that Board expressing regret that the Society could not agree to the proposals for the composition of the rojeoted Board. Dr. Mood stated that he thought the letter should be answered, and Dr. N. A. Smith suggested that Dr. Mood's Committee write a letter embodying the views of the Society on the question of the management of a new hospital. Com'tee instructed to reply. A motion by Dr. Prioleau that the present Committee be continued and be requested to write such a letter to the Board of Welfare was passed by the Society. Nominations: The President then called for nominations for the lay-members of the Board of Commissioners Nominations: Dr. Buist,Jr. nominated Mr. F. W. Chlandt for a five-year term; Dr. Mood nominated Mr. J. A. Ingle for a three year term. 1/10/39. -1-
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    Dr. Robert Wilson moved that the nominations be closed. The motion was passed, and the two gentlemen just nominated were elected. Amendment The subject of Amendment to Chapter V. Section 2, was then considered. Dr. Buist,Jr. made a motion that the words "and payment of all back indebtedness" be added to the amendment. This motion was seconded. The Amendment was then passed and the Amendment to the Amend- ment was passed, so that the final Amendment read as follows: CHAPTER V Section 2 The annual dues shall be fifteen dollars, which must be paid by April let of each year. Out-of-State members who are members of their respective State Medical Associations and the American Medical Association shall have their fees reduced to three- fourths of those of the regular members. Any member who shall fail to pay his annual dues by April 1st shall ipso facto be held as suspended by the Society. A member suspended for non-payment of dues shall be restored to full membership on payment of all indebtedness. Any member who fails to pay his annual dues by December 1st of each year shall be dropped from the roll of members. Any member dropped from the roll of members for non-payment of dues, shall be restored to membership only on re-application by the member end re-election by the Society, and payment of all back indebtedness. A letter from the Charleston Hairdressers and Cosmetologist Association, concerning talks at their meetings by members of the Medical Society, was read. A motion by Dr. W. A. Smith was nassed that the letter be re- ferred to the Board of Censors with power to act. Dr. Cannon read an editorial from an Atlanta paper, which was received as information. Committee The President announced that the Committee for arrangements for for 3esqui- the Sesqui-Centenial Celebration of the Founding of the Medical Society Oerite.tiial would consist of Dr. Cathcsrt, as Chairman, Dr. Robert Wilson, Dr.Lynch, Dr. Buist and Dr. 'Varing. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of, 1st, A Case Report, "Submucous Lipoma of the Large Intestine," By Dr. V. J. Ravenel. There was no discussion. 1/10/39. - 2-
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    2nd, A Paper, "The Radiologist's View of Carcinoma of the Cervix," By Dr. Bernard Kelayjian. This was discussed by Drs. Buist, and Buist, Jr. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring, M.D., ---- Secretary. Approved: January 24, 1939. 1/10/39. - 3-
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday January 24th, 1939, at 8:30 P.M., at Roper Hospital. ------------- The meeting was celled to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present were: ROLL CALL (31) Drs. A. B. Baker, R. J. Baker, Wm. J. Ball, Beach, Burn, Cain, Cannon, Deas, Evatt, Gantt, Heldt,Kelley, Kredel, Lassek, Linton, F. N. Martin, J. J. Ravenel, Reynolds, Robertson, Sanders,Scott, J. B. Smith, W. H. Speissegger, Taft, John van de Erve, J. M. van de Erve, Waring, I. R. Wilson, L. A. Wilson, R. Wilson, R. Wilson, Jr. Guests: Dr. Kinard,of the Medical College, Dr. James O'Hear. Minutes Jan.l0th. The Minutes of the meeting of January 10th were read and approved. Appl'n of A letter from Dr.Sailer A letter from Dr. Seaton Sailer, making application for trans- fer of membership to this Society, was referred to the Board of Censors. Re: Pres. Ball. A letter concerning the sale of tickets for the President's Birthday Ball was received as information. Re: Med. College Alumni luncheon. Dr. Robert Wilson made a few remarks concerning the luncheon to be given by the Alumni Association of the Medical College to the State Legislators, and urged the members of this Society to attend. Meeting S.A. Assn. of O. & G. Dr. L. A. Wilson invited the members to attend the approaching meeting of the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and of Gynecologists in Charleston, February 10th and 11th. Board of Censors It was noted that the Board of Censors lacked one member because of Dr. Rudisill's departure. Censors. Dr. P. G. Cain, being nominated by Dr. Rivers, was elected to fill the vacancy. 1/24/39. -1-
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    Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of, First a paper on "Diathermy in Skin Disease" by Dr J. M. van de Erve, which was discussed by Drs. A. E. Baker and Taft; Second a paper on "Vaginal Hysterectomy" by Dr. I. Grier Linton. This was illustrated with slides, end was discussed by Drs. Rivers and A. E. Baker; Dr. Linton closing the discussion. The meeting then adjourned. J. I. Waring, M.D. Secretary. Approved: February 14, 1939. Respectfully submitted, 1/24/39.
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, February 14th, 1939, at 8:30 P.M., at Roper ospita1. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. ROLL CALL (32) Members present were: Drs. A. E. Baker, B. B. Baker, W. J. Ball, Banov, Barnwell, Beach, Boette, Cain, Cannon, Cathcart, Deas, Evatt, Johnson, Kelley, La Roche, Lassek, Lynch, F. N. Martin, Mood, O'Driscoll, W.H. Price, Prioleau, J. J. Ravenel, Reynolds, Richards, Robertson, Steinberg, B. W. Townsend, J. F. Townsend, Waring, I. B. Wilson, Robert Ttilson, Jr. Guests: Dr. Remsen, of Tew York; Dr. Werch, Dr. Swinyard, Dr. Kinard; Dr. Lucas and Dr. Eolmes of the Army Post. Sailer, O'Hear, elected Minutes Jan.24th. The Minutes of the meeting of January 24th were read and approved. Sailer, The Society then voted to elect Dr. Seaton Sailer and Dr. James O 'Hear elected to membership. Report of Finance Com'tee. Under a Special Order of Business, a Report was made for the Report of Board of Finance by Dr. Mood, on Finance Com'tee. First - The Ross Estate; Second - The Morawetz bequest, It was moved and seconded that the action of the Finance Committee in these matters be confirmed and the Report accepted. Then followed a Report of the Board of Finance, a copy of which is attached to these Minutes. In Re: Valuable paper. Dr. Cain asked about the safe-keeping of the valuable papers belonging to the Society. Dr. Cethcart replied that most of the papers were registered, and that the others were kept carefully. The Secretary asked whether the Report of the Finance Committee in full is to be included in the minutes. 2/14/39. - 1-
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    Dr. Cathcart made a motion, which mss seconded and passed, that the full Report be incorporated in the Minutes. Dr. Lynch made Chrmn. Sesqul- Com'tee. The President announced that Dr. Cathart had requested that his nomination as Chairman of the Committee on Centenial Celebration be withdrawn, and that Dr. Ljnch had been appointed in the place of Dr. Cathcart. Dr. Givner resigns. A letter of resignation from Dr. Isadore Givner was read and accepted. Re: portrait of Thomas Roper. President reported that upon request of the Carolina Art portrait of Association, and after consultation with a number of members of the Society, he had loaned to the Carolina Art Association the portrait of Thomas Roper which belongs to this Society. A motion was made and passed that the action of the President be sustained. There was some discussion about the restoration of this por- trait, but no action was taken. Additional Delegate to the State M.A. The President announced that the Society was entitled to an to additional Delegate to the State Medical Association. Dr. Waring was nominated by Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. and elected. Dr. Kelley was nominated as Alternate by Dr. Cain and was elected. Scientific Program The Scientific Program consisted of: Program. 1 - A paper on Appendico-cecostomy in the treatment of Advanced Cases of Appendicitis with Rupture, By Dr. Wm. H. Prioleau. This was discussed by Dr. A. F. Baker; closed by Dr. Prioleau. 2 - The Newer Physiology of Diabetes Mellitus, By Dr. S. C. Werch, of the Medical College. Discussion was by Drs. Lassek, R. Wilson, Jr., Cannon and Kelley; closed by Dr. Weroh. The meeting then adjourned. Respectuflly submitted, J. I. Waring, M.D. Secretary. Approved, February 2, 1939. 2/14/39 - 2-
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    Copy January Tenth Nineteen Thirty-nine To the President and Members of the Medical Society of South Carolina. Gentlemen:- The Committee on Ross Estate begs to renort that there has been no change in the settlement of matters pertaining to this Estate during the past year. Our receipts and disbursements during the past year appear in the Auditor's report as made by the Board of Finance. Respectfully submitted, (signed) G.McY.Mood (signed) A. J. Buist (signed) R. S. Cathcart, Chairman (signed) James J. Ravenel President Ex-Officio. RSC/D
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    COPY February Fourteenth Nineteen Thirty-nine. To the President and Members of the Medical Society of S.C. Gentlemen; The Chairman of the Board of Finance has taken up with Messrs. Hagood, Rivers and Young the matter of the Morowetz Bequest, having them to procure a copy of the Will, which copy is in the hands of Dr. G McF. Mood, Treasurer, and will be deposited in the safe with our other valuable papers. Also, we have furnished the attorneys of the Morawetz estate with a copy of the ruling by the Government exempting the Roper Hospital from taxation. A copy of this letter has been delivered to the Secretary of the Board of Finance and the Secretary of the Medical Society of South Carolina. The original of this letter was found on file in the office of the Super-intendent of Ro-er Hospital. Very truly yours, signed) R. S. Cathcart R. S. Cathcart, M. D. Chairman. RSC/D
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    Copy January Tenth Nineteen Thirty-nine To the President and Members of the Medical Society of South Carolina. Gentlemen:- The Board of Finance begs leave to submit as their annual report a certified audit of the book of the officers and committees; Audit of the books of the Board of Finance, Audit of the books of the Committee on Ross Estate, Audit of the Treasurer's books of the Medical Society, Benort regarding the Minute Book of the Secretary of the Board of Finance. We are glad to report that the securities owned by this Board for the Society are in good condition and are considered A-1. The matter of the Will of Mr. Victor Morawet in which the Medical Society of South Carolina is named as one of the beneficiaries, has been referred to our attorneys and steps have been taken to have our interests exempt from Government tax when it becomes availabie. The matter of the Victor Morawetz gift of United States Steal stock for the building of a colored contagious wing is still held intact by your Board of Finance. All of the above is respectfully submitted. (signed) G.McF. Mood (signed) J. S. Rhame, L D. (signed) B. S. Cathcart, M. D. Chairman. (signed) James J.Ravenel, President Ex-Officio. RSC/D
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    COPY REPORT OF AUDIT DR. J. I. WARING, TREASURER, MEDICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA DECEMBER 1, 1937, to DECEMBER 1, 1938. ORIGINAL CHARLES L.VANN Certified Public Accountant Peoples Office Bldg. Charleston, S. C.
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    COPY General Auditing and Accounting Labor Saving Accounting Systems Installed Charles L. Vann Certified Public Accountant 301 Peoples Office Building Telephones-Ofs. 2526 Res. 1156 CHARLESTON, S.C. President and Members, Medical. Society of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Gentlemen: General Auditing and Accounting Labor Saving Acoountir Systems Installed December 3, 1938 Pursuant to contract, we have made our annual examination of the books, records and accounts of DR J I WARING TREASURER MEDICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CALINA CHARLESTON S. C. for the period from December 1, 1937 to December 1, 1938, and beg to submit herewith report consisting of the fcllowing Exhibit, Schedule and Comments:-EXHIBIT "A" Statement of Cash Receipts & Expenditures SCHEME "1" Statement of Dues & Initia-tion-Fees. E X H I B I T "A" SIATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS & EXPEDITURES- Exhibit "La is statement showing Cash Received and expended as shown by the books for the year ended December 1, 1938. There was on hand at the beginning of the year $128.90 and the Receipts for the year totaled $1,160.25, mktng the total cash to be accounted for $1,289.15. The Expenditures amounted to $1,084.88, which deducted from the total cash left a balance of $204.27. The balance, as shown, $204.2? was accounted for as shown at the bottom of the statement. Vouchers and checks were submitted as proof of exnenditures, and the receipts have been accepted as shown by the Membership Ledger and the Cash Book.
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    2. SCHEDULE "1 STATEMENT OF DUES & INITIATION FEES- Schedule "1" is a statement of the dues and initiation fees which have been prepared from records furnished us by the Treasur- er. A summary of the dues and fees is as follows: Unpaid Dues at beginning of year, less member dropped $72.00 Initiation Fees 30.00 Dues 1,029.50 Total to be collected $1,131.50 Total collected 1,065.50 Balance $ 66.00 MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT- A summary of the membership has been prepared and is as follows: The total membership on December 1, 1938, per books, was 105. There were six new members added during the year: Dr. W. J. BAll Dr. F. . Martin Dr. J. R. Cockrill Dr. J. R. S. Sian Dr. Bernard Kalayjian Dr. T. W. Reynolds One member was dropped during year. Dr. John Sughrue One member was lost by death during year: Dr. K. Pearlstine Two members were transferred during year: Dr. W. V. Branford. Dr. John T. Gaston Two Active Members were made Honorary Members during the year: Dr. John J. LaRoche Dr. W. Atmar Smith Two Members were elected Honorary Fellows of the State Association: Dr. McM. K. Mazyck Dr. C. A. Speissegger
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    3. The Honorary Membership is as follows: Dr. J. Austin Ball (State) Dr. E. H. Barnwell Dr. A. J. Buist (State) Dr. J. W. Burn (State) Dr. R. S. Cathcart (State) Dr. James Frampton (State) Dr. F. B. Johnson Dr. J. J. LaBoche Dr. D. L. Maguire Dr. M. S. Moore Dr. McM. K. Mazyck (State) Dr. J. C. Mitchell (State) Dr. B. K. McInnis Dr. G. McF. Mood (State) Dr. W. C. O'Driscoll (State) Dr. E. F. Parker (State) Dr. F. L. Parker Dr. J. S. Rome Dr. Edw. Rutledge (State) Dr. T. M. Scharlock (State) Dr. W. A. Smith Dr. L H. Sparkman Dr. C. A. Speisegger (State) Dr. J. I. Taylor (State) Dr. E. F. Townsend (State) Dr. Robert Wilson (State) The total membership at present is divided: State Honorary 16 Honorary 10 Active 79 105 Respectfully submitted (signed) C. L. Vann Certified Public Accountant.
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    DR J I WARING, TREASURER MEDICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS & EXPENDITURES DECEMBER 1, 1937 to DECEMBER 1, 1938 RECEIPTS: Cash Balance December 1, 1937 128.90 RECEIVED- Dues & Initiation Fees 1,078.50 Less overpayments refunded 13.00 1,065.50 Banquet Collections 73.75 Contributions from Ex-Presidents 21.00 Total Cash 1,289.15 E X P E N D I I U RE S: S1aries Treasurer 60.00 Stenographer 200.00 260.00 Banquet 146.26 Rent Hall Banquet 26.00 Stationery, Printing & Postage 61.83 Dues State Medical Assn(83 @ $6.00) 516.00 Expense Dr. deB. MacNider 46.10 MacNider Telephone & Telegraph 6.90 Flowers 10.00 Showing Film at Meeting Express 5.00 Locks for Drawers 2.40 Exchange on Deposits .50 Funeral Notice 2.00 Total Expenditures $1,084.88 Cash Balance December 1, 1938 $204.27 --BALANCE ACCOUNTED FOR- The Citizens & Southern Bank of S. C. Balance per Bank November 22, 1938 221.97 Less Checks outstanding 11-15-38 10.70 11-15-38 20.00 30.70 191.27 Add Receipt November 22, 1938 13.00 $204.27
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    MEDICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT STATEMENT OF DUES AND INITIATION FEES UNPAID DUES BEGINNING INITIATION DUES FOR AMOUNTS BALANCE UNPAID 11-30-38 YEAR FEES 1938 PAID Dr. A. E. Baker 13.00 13.00 Dr. B. R. Baker 13.00 13.00 Dr. R. J. Baker 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. A. Ball (State Honorary) Dr. T. J. Ball 5.00 5.00 Dr. L. Banov 13.00 13.00 Dr. E. H. Barnwell (Honorary) 6.00 6.00 Dr. M. W. Beach 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. C. Beckman 13.00 13.00 Dr. C. D. Boette 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. A. Boone 13.00 13.00 Dr. H. J. Bowen 13.00 13.00 Dr. T. K. Bowers 13.00 13.00 Dr. A. J. Buist (State Honorary) Dr. A. J. Buist, Jr. 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. W. Burn, (State Honorary) Dr. F. G. Cain 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. H. Cannon 13.00 13.00 Dr R. S. Cathcart (State Honorary Dr. 0. B. Chamberlain 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. R. Cockrill 5.00 13.00 18.00 Dr. Hen. Deas 13.00 13.00 Dr. H. W. deSai.ssure 12.00 13.00 12.00 Dr. C. W. Evatt 13.00 13.00 Dr. Jan. Frampton ( State Honorary) Dr. W. H. Frampton 13.00 13.00 Dr. R. B. Gantt 13.00 13.00 Dr. I. Givner 8.50 8.50 Dr G. F. Heidt 12.00 13.00 12.00 Dr. J. T. Hiott 12.00 13.00 12.00 Dr. R. M. Hope 13.00 13.00 Dr. F. A. Hoshall 13.00 13.00 Dr. P. M. Huggins 8.50 8.500 Dr P. G. Jenkins 13.00 13.00 Dr. F. B. Johnson (Honorary) 6.00 6.00 Dr. G. D. Johnson 13.00 13.00 Dr B. Kalayjian 5.00 13.00 18.00 Dr. L. H. Kelly 13.00 13.00 Dr. F. K. Kree1 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. J. LaRoche (Honorary ) 6.00 6.00 Dr. A. M. Lassek 13.00 13.00 Dr. I. G. Linton 13.00 13.00 Dr. K. M. Lynch 13.00 13.00 Dr. 9. L. Maguire (Honorary) 6.00 6.00 Dr. F. N. Martin 5.00 13.00 18.00 Dr. T. H. Martin 13.09 13.00
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    Dr. Mc. K. Mazyck (State Honorary) Dr. P. L. McCrady Dr. B. K. McInnes (Honorary)13.00 13.00 Dr. J. C. Mitchell (State Honorary) 6.00 6.00 Dr. McF. Mood (State Honorary) Dr. L. S. Miles 13.00 13.00 Dr. M.S. Moore (Honorary) 5.00 6.00 10.00 1.00 Dr. W. C. O'Driscoll (State Honorary) Dr. E. F. Parker (State Honorary) Dr. F. L. Parker (Honorary)6.00 6.00 Dr. S. T. Peeples 8.50 8.50 Dr. Tom Peery 13.00 13.00 Dr. W. J. Pettus 13.00 13.00Dr. B. B. Prentiss 13.00 13.00 Dr. P. R. Price 13.00 13.00 Dr. W. H. Price 13.00 13.00 Dr. W. H. Prioleau 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. J. Ravenel 13.00 13.00 Dr. W. E. Ravenel 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. S. Bhame (Honorary) 6.00 6.00 Dr. B. B. Rhett 13.00 13.00 Dr. W. P. Rhett 12.00 13.00 12.00 13.00 Dr. W. M. Rhett 13.00 13.00 Dr. G. P. Ricbards 13.00 13.00 Dr. A. L. Rivers 13.00 13.00 Dr. H. C. Robertson 13.00 13.00 Dr. H. Rudisill 13.00 13.00 Dr. Edward Rutledge (State Honorary) Dr. T. W. Reynolds 5.00 5.00 Dr. P. W. Sanders 13.00 13.00 Dr. F. M. Scharlook (State Honorary) Dr. J. B. Scott 12.00 12.00 25.00 Dr. J. B. S. Sian 5.00 13.00 18.00 Dr. J. A. Siegling 8.50 8.50 Dr. S. Simone 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. E. Smith 13.00 13.00 Dr. W. A. Smith (Honorary) 6.00 6.00 Dr. E. H. Sparkman (Honorary)6.00 6.00 Dr. C. A. Spoissegger (State Honorary) Dr. W. H. S. Speissegger 13.00 13.00 Dr. Matthew Steinberg 13.00 13.00 Dr. R. B. Taft 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. T. Taylor (State Honorary) 7.00 7.00 Dr. E. W. Townsend 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. F. Townsend (State Honorary) Dr. J. Van de Erve 13.00 13.00 Dr. J. M. Van de Erve 13.00 13.00 Dr. H. P. Wagener 8.50 8.50 Dr. J. I. Waring 13.00 13.00 Dr. 71. L. A. Wellbrock 8.50 8.50 Dr. J. D. Whaley 8.50 8.50 Dr. W. W. Wild 13.00 13.00 Dr. I. R. Wilson 13.00 13.00 Dr. I. R. Wilson,Jr. 13.00 13.00 Dr. L. A. Wilson 13.00 13.00 Dr.Robert Wilson (State Honorary) Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. 13.00 13.00 Dr. Harold Wood 13.00 13.00 Dr. G. H. Zerbst 13.00 13.00 $72.00 $30.00 $1,029.50 $1,065.50 $66.00
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, February 8, 1939, at 8:30 P.M., at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present were: ROLL CALL (26) Drs. B. J. Dali, beach, Duist, Buist, Jr., Burn, Cain, Evatt, Kelley, Kredel, Lassek, Lynch, Maguire, F. N. Martin, Mood, O'Driscoll, Wm. H. Price, Prioleau, J. J. Bavenel, Reynolds, Rivers, Robertson, Scott, B. A. Smith, Waring, I. R. Wilson, Robert Wilson. Guests: Drs. Rasmussen, Harris, werob, Swinyard, Kinard, Sughrue. Minutes Feb. 14. The Minutes of the regular meeting of February 14th were read and approved. Application of Dr. T.L. Lucas The Secretary announced th receipt of a letter of application from Dr. Thomas L. Lucas; that it was not in proper form, and that he would communicate with the applicant. Re: Sesquicent Celebration. Dr. lynch reported for the Conmittee for the Celebration; he outlined the tentative plans and suggested that the Celebra-tion. celebration be held about December 5th of this year, and that the sum of $15.00 be assessed against each member of the Society. Dr. Mood made a motion that the Report of the Committee be approved and adopted. This was discussed by Drs. Prioleau and I. R. Wilson. The latter moved that the motion be tabled, but there was no second. Further discussion was by Drs. Buist, Lynch and Kredel, the last named offered an amendment that the motion be adopted except as regarded the assessment, and that the matter be considered at the next meeting. Dr. Mood withdrew his motion, and Dr. Kredelts amended motion was then passed. 2/28/39 1.
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    Dr. Maguire expressed some doubt as to the constitutionality of an assessment. Kelley's motion passed. Dr. Kelley made a motion that the Secretary send a circular letter to all the members of the Society, asking their willingness contribute. Dr. Kelley's motion was passed. Film at Medical College The Secretary announced that a film on pneumonia would be shown on the next night, at the Medical College. Sailer, O'Hear, signed. Dr. Seaton Sailer and Dr. James Jr., signed the Constitution. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program was in charge of the Department of Anatomy of the Medical College, and consisted of the following papers: I - Recent Advances on the Hypothalamus, by Dr. A. M. Lessek; Discussed by Dr. Kredel, Dr. Werch (?) 2 - Histophysiology of the Pituitary Gland, Dr. 0. A. Swinyard; Discussed by Dr. Kredel. 3 - Some Clinical Anatomy of the Trigeminal Nerve, Dr. W. C. O'Driscoll; Discussed by Dr. Kredel. At the close of the program the meeting adjourned. Respectful Submitted, Approved: J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, March 14th, 1939, at 8:30 P.M., at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present: ROLL CALL: (51) Drs. A. H. Baker, B. R. Baker, W. J. Bell, Beach, Buist, Bowers, Cain, Cannon, Cathcart, Chamberlain, de Saussure, Gentt, Hoshall, Johnson, Kalayjian, Kelley, Kredel, La Roohe, Laseek, Linton, Lynch, McCrady, F. N. Martin, T. H. Martin, Itood, Moore, O'Drisooll, O'Hear, Parker, F. R. Price, W. H. Price, Prioleau, J. J. Bavenel, W. J. Ravenel, Reynolds, Rhame, R. B. Rhett, Richards, Rivers, Robertson, Sanders, Scott, Soharlook, W. A. Smith, W. H. Spei8segger, Taft, E. W. Townsend, Waring, I. R. Wilson, Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr. Guests. Guests: Dr. Swinyard, D. Kovaos, Miss Andell, Miss Chamberlain, Miss Kennedy. Minutes of Feb.28th. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Application A letter of application for membership from Dr. Thomas L. Lucas was T.L.Lucas. read and referred to the Board of Censors. Dr. Mood, reporting for the Special Committee on the Hospital Situation, made a number of remarks about the several angles of the present status of the negotiations between the Board of Welfare and the Medical Hospital Situation. He expressed the feeling that it would be very undesirable to insist on ownership of the proposed hospital, and also stated that no publication of the Committee's views had yet been made. Resolution by Dr. Cathcart. In discussing Dr. Mood's remarks, Dr. Cathcart offered the following resolution: Dr. Cathcart. In view of the discussion regarding the building of a new hospital, and in order to clarify our Minutes, BE IT RESOLVED: 1. That the sense of the Medical Society of South Carolina is that they cannot contribute any of their land for the erection of a new hospital, or for additions to the present Roper Hospital; 3/14/39. -1-
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    or any of their Trust Funds, or any income from Trust Funds for the erection end maintenance of such hospital unless any building or addition which is put on their land is owned by the Medical Society of South Carolina in fee simple as Trustee under the Will of Thomas Roper, or by an agreement for a 99 year lease of such buildings or additions to the Medical Society of South Carolina as Trustee under the Will of Thomas Roper. Also, that a majority of the Managing Board of such hospital shall be physicians elected by and from the membership of this Society. 2. All motions or parts of motions inconsistent with the above Resolution be, and the same are, hereby rescinded. This motion was seconded by Dr. I. R. Wilson. Dr. Mood further explains status of hospital. Dr. Robert Wilson asked the opinion of the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners; whereupon Dr. Mood discussed further the financial explains status of the hospital and the desirability of continuing on a friendly basis with the Board of Welfare, and he expressed his personal feeling that the passage of Dr. Cathcert's Resolution would close all negotiations. Dr. Robert Wilson expressed disagreement with Dr. Cathcart and said that he did not consider ownership of the proposed hospital a necessary condition to proper management. Dr. Cathcart voiced his sentiment and warning against allowing any City ownership of the hospital plant. Dr.R.Wilsonn offers an Amendment. Dr. Robert Wilson offered an amendment to Dr. Cathcart's Resolution which provided for the omission in the original Resolution or the stipulation as to ownership or long lease agreement. Dr. Wilson's motion was seconded by Dr. Lynch. Dr. Cain remarked that no Federal building could be put on land not the property of the Federal Government. Dr. Robert Wilson agreed. Dr. Mood stated that he thought ownership was a question to be discussed later, and that the matter of operation was the important one. 3/14/39. -2-
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    Motion withdrawn. Dr. Robert Wilson withdrew his motion. Dr. Prioleau stated that he thought the Board of Welfare would come back for more negotiations. Dr. W. A. Smith thought Dr. Prioleau's attitude was not right; that the problem now under discussion did not belong to the Medical Society alone, but to the community. Dr.Lynch offers a substitute motion. Dr. Lynch stated that he agreed with Dr. Mood's last remarks, and offered a substitute motion, namely, that the first motion or August 16, 1938, referring to ownership and operation be rescinded and the Special Committee continue in negotiations on the hospital program on the basis or control or hospital administration by the Medical Society. This was seconded by Dr. Linton. Dr. Raymond Price expressed. his agreement with Dr. Cathcart's ideas. Dr.Lynch withdrew. Dr.Lynch withdrew his substitute motion. Cathcart's motion tabled. Dr. Cain made a motion that Dr. Cathcart's motion be tabled; this motion was passed. Dr. John Sughrue was then re-elected to membership. Report $240 for Sesqui- The Secretary reported that only $24O. had been subscribed so far for the proposed Sesqui-Centennial Celebration. Dr. W. A. Smith made a motion that discussion on that question be postponed to the next meeting. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of a talk, illustrated. by lantern slides, by Dr. Richard Kovacs, of New York, on Physical Therapy in Medical Practice. There was no discussion. The thanks of the Society was extended to the speaker by the Pres- ident. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. 3/14/39 Approved March 28,1939. - 3-
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, March 28th, 1939, at 8:30 P.14. at the Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present: ROLL CALL (33) Drs. B. H. Baker, Beach, Beckman, Burn, Cain, Cannon, Cathoert, Chamberlain, Gantt, Hoshall, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelley, Kredel, Lynch, O'Driscoll, O'Hear, F. R. Price, W. H. Price, Prioleau, J. J. Ravenell, Reynolds, W. 14. Rhett, Rivers, Robertson, Sailer, Soott, W. A. Smith, E. W. Townsend, Waring, I. R. Wilson, Robert Wilson, Robert Wilson, Jr. Guests: Guests: Dr. B. A. Hines, Seneca; Dr. J. H. DesPortea, Fort Mill; Dr. Paul H. Ringer, Asheville, N. C. Minutes March 14. The minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Dr. R. S. Cathcart stated that he was rising to a question of personal privilege, and asked that he be allowed to present a matter at the next meeting. Dr. Lucas elected. Dr. Thomas L. Lucas was elected to membership in the Society. Sesqui Fund, $435.00 The Secretary noted that 435.00 had been subscribed for the Sesqui- Centennial Celebration. Dr. Lynch reviewed the plans briefly, and Dr. W. A. Smith discussed the matter. Dues of Out-of-town members. A letter from Dr. Sedgwick Simons concerning dues for out-of-town members was received as information. A letter from Dr. Harold Wood on the same subject was also received as information. Postpone April 11 meeting Upon motion of Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. the Society voted to postpone April 11 meeting to April 25th, on account of the meeting of the State Medical Association. Cancer Control Com'tee S.C.M.A. and Survey Dr. Kredel made a brief report on the Cancer Control Committee of Control of the State Medical Association and upon the Cancer Survey now in progress and in Charleston. He made a motion that the Chair appoint a committee of three members to co-operate with the State Committee. -1-
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    This motion was seconded by Dr. Prioleau and passed. Committee appointed. The Chair then appointed Dr. Chamberlain, Chairman, Dr. Kredel and Dr. Prioleau to serve on this committee. Dr.Talbot. Dr. Beach announced that Dr. F. B. Talbot, of Boston, would speak at the Medical College on Thursday, March 30th. Scientific Program. The Scientific Program consisted of, First, a brief address by Dr. James R. DesPortes, President of the South Carolina Medical Association; Second, an address by Dr. E. A. Hines, Secretary of the South Caro-lina Medical Association; and Third an address on "Types of Tuberculous Lung Disease Suitable for Collapse Therapy," by Dr. Paul H. Ringer, of Asheville, who was introduced by Dr. W. A. Smith. At the conclusion of this program the President thanked the speak- ers for their contributions and the meeting adjourned. Approved: April 25th, 1939. Respectfully Submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary 3/28/39. -2-
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    Minutes of the Regular meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, April 25th, 1939, at 8:30 P. M. at the Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present: ROLL CALL: (25) Drs. W. J. Ball, Banov, Beach, Boette, Bowen, Burn, Cain, Cathcart, de5eussure, Evatt, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelley, Kredel, Lynch, McCrady, Mood, O'Hear, Parker, J. J. Ravenel. Rhame, Rivers. Robertson, Siau, Waring. Guests: Drs.Regan and Swinyard, of the Medical College. Minutes of March 28. The minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Dr. Cathcart stated that he would withdraw his request for consid- eration of personal privilege. Application Dr. Regan. A letter of application from Dr. John Regan was received and referred to the Board of Censors. Re. Funds for Sesqui Celebration. Dr. Lynch reported for the Committee on Sesqui-Centennial Celebration that funds had not been sufficiently subscribed to enable the Committee to proceed with plans. Sesqui. Finance Committee appointed. This was discussed by Drs. Waring and Johnson. Dr. Lynch made a motion that was seconded and passed that a Finance Committee for the Sesqul-Centennial Celebration be appointed. The President appointed Dr. D. L. Maguire, Dr. A. J. Buist, Jr. end Dr. W. J. Ravenel. Audit of Roper Hospital. Dr. Mood presented an audit of the Roper Hospital for 1938. This was received as information. Report of State Medical Assn. Dr. James J. Ravenel reported for the Delegation to the meeting of the South Carolina Medical Association, and noted that the 1940 Convention would be held in Charleston. Dr. Cain also noted that a Commission had been appointed by the 4/25/39. -1-
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    S.C.M.A. Commission Appointed. State Medical Association to take recognition of the Sesqui-Centennial Celebration of this Society. Re. Employees' Mutual Benefit Ass'n. Dr. Siau asked the advice of this Society in the matter of participating in the arrangement of the employees of the Pulp Mill at Georgetown, known as the Employees' Mutual Benefit Association, and described the manner in which this Association is conducted. Dr. Cathcart made a motion that this matter be referred to the Board of Censors, and Dr. Siau was requested to write a letter to that Board. Proposed Bill on Hospital Insurance. The President remarked on a proposed Bill on Hospital Insurance Bill which had been introduced in the Legislature. Dr. Cathcart moved that this matter be referred to the Committee on Public Health and Legislation. Epidemic of Polio-myelitis. Dr. Bowen, as Chairman of the Board of Health, made some remarks on the prevailing epidemic of Poliomyelitis, and asked that an advisory committee be appointed to work with the Board of Health and other civic bodies. Committee appointed Dr. Banov moved that a committee of five be appointed. These were named as follows: Dr. Cannon, Chairman, Drs. Lynch, Waring, Hoshall and Beach. Scientific Program Scientific Program. The Scientific Program consisted of, first, a paper on the Physic- pathological Consideration of Bright's Disease, by Dr. M. W. Beah. This was discussed by Drs. Kelley and Johnson; Dr. Beach closing. Second, a paper on the Diagnosis of Rheumatic Infection in Child- hood, by Dr. Win, J. Ball. This was discussed by Drs. Beech and Rivers. At the close of the program, the meeting adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. 4/25/39. -2-
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, May 9th, 1939, at 8:30 P.14. at the Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present: ROLL CALL:(66) Drs. A. E. Baker, B. R. Baker, P. J. Baker, Wm. J. Ball, Banov Barnwell, Beach, Beckman, Boette, Bowen, Bowers Buist, Buist, Jr., Burn, Cain, Cannon, Deas, de Seussure, Evatt, Gantt, Heidt, Hoshall, Jenkins, Kalayjian, Kelley, Kredel, Lassek, Linton, McCrady, Liclnnes, TgBguire, F. N. Martin, T. H. Alartin, Mood, Moore, O'Driscoll, O'Hear, Parker, F. B. Price, W. H. Prioleau, J. J. Ravenel, W. J. Ravenel, Began, Reynolds, Rhame, B. B. Rhett, W. P. Rhett, .I. M. Rhett, Rivers, Sailer, Sanders, Scharlock, Scott, Siau, W. A. Smith, Steinberg, Taft, E. W. Townsend, J. F. Townsend, Sughrue. John van de Erve, Waring, I. B. Wilson, L. A. Wilson, B. Wilson, R. Wilson, Jr. Guests: Guests: Drs. W. H. Zeigler, 5. C. Weroh, C. A. Swinyard and F. W. Kinard, of the Medical College. Drs. Raison, McDaniel, McMorris, Ackerman, Jr., P. Harris, Aull, Guyton, R. Malcolm, Cox. Dr. Alexander Gilliam, U.S. Public Health Service. Minutes of April 25. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Dr .Began elected. The Secretary reported that the application of Dr. John W. Began had been favorably reported by the Board of Censors; and Dr. Began was thereupon unanimously elected a member of the Society. Report of Committee on P.H.&L. Dr. Banov reported for the Committee on Public Health and Legislation that the Bill referred to this Committee had been investigated and Adopted. This report was adopted. Report of Committee S-C. C. F. Maguire reported for the Finance Committee for the Sesqui-Cen-tennial Celebration that $610.00 had been subscribed. Suggestions to meet cost. Dr. Waring suggested that the Society would have to underwrite the Suggestions to estimated cost before the Committee could proceed with any plans. Dr. Buist suggested that a less elaborate celebration be held if funds were not greater. 5/9/'39. -1- -1-
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    Dr. Kelley made a motion that the Society underwrite any possible deficit in the minimal cost of a suitable celebration. This was seconded by Dr. R. Wilson,Jr. and. was lost after discussion by Drs. Linton, Buist,Jr., Buist,Sr., R. Wilson,Jr., A. E. Baker and. Cain. The sentiment was expressed that such an arrangement imposed too greet a burden on those who had already subscribed. Dr. Banov's motion that $100.00 be appropriated from the Treasury to defray expenses received no second. Motion that pledges be paid by June 1st. Dr. Buist, Jr. made a motion that those members who had pledged be paid by June 1st, contributions be asked to pay by June 1st, and that the Finance Committee report progress at the first meeting in June. Seconded and passed. Re: U. S. Pharma-copoeia. The Secretary read a letter concerning the approaching convention for the Revision of the United States Pharmacopoeia. No action was taken on this matter. Scientific Program. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of, First a talk on "Poliomyelitis" by Dr. Alexander Gilliam, of the U. S. Public Health Service; There was no discussion. Second. A Report of Several Recent Investigations, by Dr. N. H. Zeigler; There was no discussion. Third "Potassium, Adrenalin Relationships," by Dr. F. N. Martin, Jr. This was discussed by Dr. Evatt. Fourth "The Action of Digitalis on the Uterus," by Dr. S. C. Werch. This was discussed by Drs. L. A. Wilson, O'Hear, R. Wilson and. Cannon. Closed by Dr. Weroh. At the close of the Program, the President expressed the thanks of the Society to Dr. Gilliam for his very instructive presentation. Respectfully Subbmitted, J. I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved 5/9/'39 -2-
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    List of documents transferred to the Medical College Library for safe keeping May 19, 1939. 1. Record of the case of Dr J. W. Schmidt with reference to question of his son Dr Schmidt Junr being of coloured descent. Charleston May 2d 1831- Signed F.Y. Porcher H.S. Waring and others 2. Request for resignation from Medical Society. 2d August 1814. Signed Alex. W. Garden 3. Application for Membership. Charleston June l 1810. Signed Isaac M. Wilson 4. Request for resignation from Medica1 Society. Aurust 1st 1811. Signed M.Irvine 5. Applicetion for Chair of Institute & Prectice of Medicine in Medical School. March 1st 1624. signed S. Henry Dickson 6. Record of document: Mr Hill account With Doctor Martini Signed John Martin- 1736. 7. Record pertaining to precautions being taken, at the time of Cholera Epidemic. Jane 23 1832. Signed H. L. Pinckney Intendant of the City 8. Announcement of Meeting of Medical Society of South Carolina. May 31th 1825. Signed J. De La Motta Secretary --continued on following page--
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    List of documents transferred to the Medical College Library for safe keeping continued 9 Record authorizing Dr St. John Phillips to practice medicine. Charleston August 13th 1819. Signed Jos. Johnson, M. D. Thomas G. Prioleau, M.D. and others 10. Application for Membership in the Medical Society of South Caroline. Charleston 1st September 1796. Signed Matthew Irvine. 11. Record of License granted to Dr St. John Phillips to practice Medicine. Charleston December 19. 1819. Joe. Johnson, M. D. Thomas G. Prioleau, M. D.Examining Committee and others Signed Thos. Akin, President Joe. M. Dill, M. D. Secretary
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, May 23rd, 1939, at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order with Dr. Robert Wilson in the chair. Members present: ROLL CALL:(35) Drs, B. B. Baker, Wm. J. Ball, Banov, Beach, Boette, Bowen, Bowers, Buist, Jr., Burn, Cannon, Deas, de Saussure, Evatt, Johnson, Kelayjian, Lassek, Linton, Lynch, P. H. Martin, O'Driscoll, W. J. Ravenel, Regan, Reynolds, W. 1,1. Rhett, Robertson, Sanders, W. H. Speisseger, Steinberg, Taft, John van de Erve, Jr., I. B. Wilson, Robert Wilson, R. Wilson, Jr., O'Hear. Guests Dr. Bell, of the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. William T. Rice. Minutes May 9th. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. ApplicAlston of Dr. Rice A letter of application for transfer from the Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, Medical Society to this Society was presented by Dr. William Thomas Rice, who was thereupon elected to membership. Re: Two Committee Reports. The Secretary reminded the Society that the Committee appointed a year ago to review the Constitution had never reported, nor had the Committee appointed to consider the formation of a Diagnost1c Clinic ever voiced its opinions. Re:Pharmacopoeia. A letter from the President of the Convention for the Revision of the Pharmacopoeia, requesting this Society to appoint a delegate, was read but no action was taken. Re:Externeship Dr. Beach announced that there were vacancies in the positions of Externeship, and requested applications. Dr. Burn read a letter from the American Medical Association concerning the listing of names in unauthorized Medical Directories. 5/23/39 -1-
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    Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of, First, a paper on "Trichomonas Vaginalis Infection" by Dr. Matthew Steinberg. This was discussed by Drs. J. M. van de Erve, Buist, Jr. and Linton; closed by Dr. Steinberg. Second a paper on "Sulfanilamide and Sulfa-pyridine" by Dr. John W. Regan. This was discussed by Drs. B. Wilson, Jr., Deas, O'Hear, Bowen and Waring. Closed by Dr. Regan. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully Submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved, June 13th, 1939. 5/23/39. -2-
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical society of South Carolina, Tuesday, June 13th,1939 at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital ------------------ The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. ROLL CALL (29) Members present: Drs. B. R. Baker, W. J. Ball, Beach, Buist, Cain, deSaussure, Evatt, Hope, Kalayjian, Kelley, Kredel, Maguire, O'Driscoll, J. J. Ravenel, Reynolds, Rivers, Robertson, Sanders, Scott, W. A. Smith, W. H. Speissegger, Waring, I. R. Wilson, I. R. Wilson, Jr., Robert Wilson, Robert Iilson, Jr., O'Hear, Rice Sughrue. Guest Guest Dr. Keitt Smith, Greenville, S. C. Minutes June 13. The minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Re:-Sesqui- Centennial Funds Dr. Maguire, Chairman of the Sesui-Centennial Finance Committee, Centennial Funds reported that 52 members had contributed a total of 670.00 in cash. Dr. Waring reported for Dr. Lynch, Chairman of the Committee for the Sesqui-Centennial that tentative plans had been made and that the Committee would proceed on the assurance of the funds collected if so directed by the Society. Dr. Robert Wilson made a motion that the Committee proceed with its plans. This was passed. Dr. Buist suggested that the Finance Committee continue to try to get additional funds, and that the General Committee stage an entertainment commensurate with the funds collected. There was further discussion by Drs. Robertson, waring, Cain and Maguire before the motion was passed. Dr. Robert Wilson reported for the Board of Censors on a letter concerning a Medical Benefit Association formed at the Pulp Mill at Georgetown. This letter had been submitted by Dr. Richie Siau with request for a ruling from the board of Censors. Dr. Wilson stated that he had submitted the scheme to an impromptu meeting of the Council of the State Medical Association which refused to
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    sanction it. The board of Censors recommended that Dr. Siau should use his own judgment in the matter until it could be brought before the State Medical Association more formally. This Report was adopted. It was noted that the Committee appointed to review the Constitution and By-Laws had not functioned. Dr.Waring was appointed in place of Dr. Rudisill. letter from Dr. T. L. Lucas was read, requesting that his name be appended to the Constitution. Dr. Evatt moved that the By-Laws be set aside and that the Secretary sign for Dr. Lucas. This motion was passed. The secrtary noted an invitation from the Southarn Tubersulosis Conference to attend its meetings in Charleston, October 4th, 5th and 6th,l939. A motion was made and passed that the Chair appoint a Committee to Welcome the Conference in Charleston. The President later appointed the following members: Drs. Robert Wilson, A. J. Buist, Frank L. Parker, K. M. Lynch, J. I. Waring, Henry de Saussure, James O'Hear, T. W. Reynolds Arthur Rivers and H. C. Robertson, Jr. (10) Dr. W. P. Rice signed the Constitution. Scientific Program The Scientific Program consisted of a paper on "Some Common and Uncommon Causes of Bladder Irritability" by Dr. Paul W. Sanders, Jr. This was discussed by Drs. J. J. Ravenel and Cain The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully subutitted, J. I. Waring, MD. Secretary Approved:
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, June 27th, 1939, at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present: ROLL CALL. (20) Drs. W. J. Ball, Beach, Boone, Buist, Jr., Kelley, LaRoche, Linton, Mood, Moore, O'Driscoll, O'Hear, W. H. Price, J. J. Ravenel, Reynolds, Rivers, E. W. Townsend, J. F. Townsend, Waring, R. Wilson, and R. Wilson, Jr. Minutes, June 13. The Minutes of the meeting of June 13th, 1939, were read and approved. Dr. G. McF. Mood, made a report for the Board of Commissioners in regard to the Colored Contagious Unit and stated that the stock given by Mr. Victor Morawetz for the construction of such a unit had depreciated in value. He said that the Board requested the Medical Society to authorize a survey of the whole Roper Hospital with a view to future expansion, especially in regard to the present question of building a Colored Contagious Unit. Dr. Mood, speaking for the Board, asked whether the Society con- curred in the opinion of the Board that the Estate of Mr. Morawetz be asked to make up the funds (about $10,000.00) lost by depreciation of the stock, and whether the survey of the Hospital was desired. Dr. Robert Wilson made a motion that the Society endorse the rec- ommendations of the Board of Commissioners, and that necessary expenses be borne by the Hospital. This motion was passed. The Secretary made a motion that the President he authorized to appoint any necessary sub-Committees for the Sesqui-Centennial Commit- tee. This motion was passed. 6/27/39. -1 -
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    The Scientific Program consister of: 1. A case report by Dr. F. E. Kredel on "Gastric Ulcer." This was reed by Dr. J. A. Boone and discussed by Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. 2. A paper by Dr. Eleanor Townsend on "Gastric Analyses on Normal Subjeots." This paper was discussed by Drs. Kelley, Robert Wilson and Linton. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved:
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    Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, July 21st, 1939, at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present: ROLL CALL- (39) Drs. B. B. Baker, W. J. Ball, Beach, Boone, Buist, Sr., Buist, Jr., Burn, Cain, Cannon, Cathcart, Chamberlain, de Saussure, Jenkins, Johnson, Kalayjian, Kelley, La Roche, Linton, H. Martin, Mitchell. Mood, O'Hear, Prioleau. J. J. Ravenel, W. J. Ravenel, Regan, Reynolds, Rhame, Rice, W. A. Smith, Scott, J. F. Townsend, van de Erve, Sr., Waring, I. R. Wilson, Sr., I. R. Wilson, Jr., L. A. Wilson, B. Wilson, B. Wilson, Jr. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. J.J. Ravenel. Applications for membership from Dr. Hugh Cathcart and Dr. Edward Parker were referred to to the Board of Censors. Dr. G. Mcf. Mood, speaking for the Board of Commissioners, discussed the necessity for expression by the Society of its attitude to the proposed County Memorial Hospital and to future relations between the Society and such a Hospital, if it should be built. He outlined the Bill which had been proposed to authorize the establishment of the hospital and the issuance of bonds by the County. The Bill provided that the control of the hospital be vested in nine Commissioners selected by the Board of Public Welfare, three of which Commissioners are to be physicians. The Bill provided that the proposed Board of Commissioners might deal with Roper Hospital or act independently. In discussion of Dr. Mood's remarks, Dr. A. J. Buist, Jr. proposed the following Resolution: "WHEREAS: The Medical Society of South Carolina accepted in 1841 a Trust created by Thomas Roper, Esq. "to erect, maintain and regulate a hospital in, or near, the City of Charleston," and since that time has accepted numerous bequests under the terms of the said Trust and Will and through the years have guarded and administered this Trust sacredly; 7/21/39 -1 -
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    BE IT RESOLVED: That the Medical Society of South Caroline is still determined to administer this Trust according to the strictest interpretation of the Will of Thomas Roper, Esq. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED FURTHER; That in administering this Trust, that all Committees having in charge the receipts and expenditures of motions received from this Trust, and all Committees and Boards charged with the erection, maintenance and regulation of the Roper Hospital shall be only those elected by the Medical Society of South Carolina. "RESOLVED FURTHER: That all motions, or parts of motions, and all resolutions or parts of resolutions, inconsistent with the above Resolution be and the same are hereby repealed." This resolution was seconded by Dr. Burn and passed. Dr. A. J. Buist made a motion that the vote be unanimous. This motion was passed. Dr. Mood stated that the Board would prepare a statement for the newspapers. Re remarked that this whole matter of the new hospital had been precipitated by the request of the Medical Society for Federal Aid in expanding its present facilities, and that the Board of Welfare had built the sum up to a much larger figure and had then proposed political control of the expanded hospital. Dr. Mood said that the Board of Commissioners did not think it necessary for the County to spend a million dollars in order to assure adequate hospital facilities to the community or many years to come. He remarked that two million dollars will, at the present time, build a hospital not appreciably larger than the present Roper Hospital. Dr. F. G. Cain made a motion that the Committee on Hospital Expan- sion be requested and authorized to prepare a statement citing the facts for the past two years relative to the position of the Medical Society on the question of hospital expansion in Charleston, and that the Committee have such statements given to the newspapers in proper form for public information. This was seconded by Dr. Prioleau, discussed by Dr. Cathcart and passed by the Society. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully Submitted, J. I. WARING, M.D., Secretary. 7/21/39. - 2 -
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, October 10, 1939, at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order with Dr. R. L. McCrady, Vice-President, in the Chair. Members present: ROLL CALL" (34) Dr. A. E. Baker, R. J. Baker, W.J. Ball, Beach, Beckman, Cathcart, W. H. Frampton, Johnson, Kalayjian, Kelley, Kredel, La Roche, Lassek, Linton, Lynch, McCrady, Maguire, Mood, O'hear, Reynolds, Rhame, Rice, Rivers, Robertson, Sailer, Scott, W.A. Smith, W.H. Speissegger, Sughrue, Taft, Waring, I.R. Wilson, R. Wilson, R. Wilson, Jr. Guests: Guests: Drs. Cox, Kinard, Resmussen, Remsen. Minutes, June 27; Minutes of the regular meeting of June 27th, 1939, were read and approved. Minutes July 21. Minutes of the Special meeting of July 21st, 1939, were read and approved. Report on Drs. Parker, Cathcart, Scott, Jr., Remsen. The Secretary then reported that the Board of Censors had passed favorably ont the names of Dr. Hugh Cathcart, Dr. Edward F. Parker, Dr. James E. Scott, Jr. and Dr. Douglas B. Remsen. He noted that the letters of application of the last two gentlemen had not appeared before the Society, but had been referred directly to the Board of Censors. Above named Elected. Dr. Cathcart made a motion that the mames of Drs. Scott and Remsen be voted on at this meeting as a special procedure which should not establish a precedent. This motion was passed, adn the four applicants were voted unanimously into the society. Reprot re; Sesqui-centennial Dr. Lynch made a brief report for hte Sesqui-Centennial Committee on recent progress. Dr. Mood, for Board of Comnrs. Dr. Mood, speaking for the Board of Commissioners, stated that the Hospital is in need of a new boiler which would cost about $17,000; that the Commissioners could arrange for about $5,000. 10/10/39 -1-
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    Report on needs of Hospital. Dr. Cathcart moved that the Board of Commissioners be authorized to borrow $12,000. in the name of the Medical Society, if such a sum be required. This was passed. Dr. Mood in re. Survey. Dr. Mood stated further that the Commissioners had arranged for a survey of the Hospital plant, and proposed to obtain finished plans and drawings, and asked for authority to proceed with this arrangement. Dr. Cathcart made a motion that the action of the Commissioners be confirmed, and that the Board of Commissioners be authorized to enter into a contract with Hannaford and Sons for the purpose mentioned, and that the contract be executed by the President andd the Secretary of the Society. This motion was passed. In Re. State Medical Ass'n. The Secretary read a letter from Dr. William Weston, Jr., of Columbia, Chairman of the Committee of the State Medical Association on Ethical Publicity. this was discussed by Drs. Lynch and Robert WIlson, jr. Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. made a motion that the request of this Committee that the Medical Society of South Carolina contribute the sume of $24.00 for the comin year be granted. Thsi motion was passed. Annual Meeting 1940. The Secretary reminded the society of the approaching meeting of the South Carolina Medical Association in April, 1940. Dr. Lynch made a motion that the date be set as the week following April 20th. Dr. Rhame suggested that the meeting be held in May. Dr. Robert Wilson suggested that April 23rd be set as the first day of the meeting. Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. suggested that April 23rd be the date provided that the Azalea Festival did not fall at the same time. (Scientific Program follows:) 10/10/39. -2-
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    Scientific Program: Then followed the Scientific Program, as follows: 1- Disgerminoma of the Ovary,..........Dr. Seaton Sailer. This was illustrated with lantern slides, and was discussed by Dr. NcCrady. 2- Pancreatitis,..........Dr. Kenneth M. Lynch. Discussed by Drs. Maguire, Kelley and Kredel; Dr. Lynch closing. 3- Congenital Atresis of the Esphagus,..........Dr. M. E. Cox. Discussed by Drs. Beach and W. H. Speissegger. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I. Waring, M.D., Secretary. Approved: October 24, 1939.
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, October 24th, 19396, at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. ROLL CALL: (37) Members Present: Dr. A. E. Baker, W.J. Ball, Beach, Bowers, Buist, Jr., Burn, Cain, R. S. Cathcart, Kalayjian, Kelley, Linton, Lynch, McCrady, Maguire, F. N. Martin, Miles, O'Driscoll, O'Hear, E.F. Parker, Prioleau, J.J. Ravenel, Remsen ,Rice, Robertson, Sailer, J. E. Scott, J. E. Scott, Jr., Siau, W.A. Smith, W.H. Speissegger, Taft, Waring, I.R. Wilson, Jr., R. Wilson, Jr. Guests. Guests: Dr. White, U. S. navy Yard; Dr. Swinyard, Medical College. Minutes Oct. 10. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Letter from Dr. Petersen of the A.M.A. A letter from Dr. Petersen, of the Council on Industrial Hygiene of the American Medical Association, concerning physicians connected with mercantile of Industrial establishments, was read. Dr. W.A. Smith moved that this be referred to the Board of Censors. This motion was seconded and lost. Referred to Committee on Public Relations. Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr. moved that it be referred to the Committee on Public Relations. This was passed. Resignation of Dr. J.D. Whaley. A letter of resignation from Dr. J.D. Whaley, Hickory N.C., was read and accepted with regret. Letter from Mrs. Halsey re. South'n Tuberculosis Conf. A letter from Mrs. Ashley Halsey, Executive SEcretary of the Charleston County Tuberculosis Association, was read. This letter expressed the thanks of the Association for the Society's assistance during the recent meeting of the Southern Tuberculosis Conference. Report re. balance Roper bldg. Fund. Dr. Cathcart reported that Dr. Robert Wilson had delivered to the board of Finance the sum of $46.06, the remains of teh old Roper Hospital Building Fund which had been in teh South Carolina National Bank. 10/24/39 -1-
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    Re. County Health Dept. Syphillis Clinics. Dr. Banov announced that the County Health Department had arranged to provide a mobile-truck for the treatment of syphilitic paupers of the County, and that two clinics would be held each week at the Health Center for the paupers of the city. Re. Meeting of S.C.M.A. April 1940 The Secretary announced that the President had appointed the following Committee on arrangements for hte meeting of the South Carolina Medical Association in Charleston in April 1940: Committee: Dr. P.G. Jenkins, Chairman, Dr. Robert Wilson, Jr., Dr. Wm. H. Kelley, Dr. Wm. H. Prioleau, Dr. W.J. Ravenel, Dr. A.J. Buist, Jr. Dr. James O'Hear, Jr. New Members Three new members, Drs. E.F. Parker, J.E. Scott, Jr. and D.B. Remsen, then signed the Constitution. Scientific Program. The Scientific Program consisted of: 1- Minor Cystic Ovarian Disease,..........Dr. A.J. Buist, Jr. This was discussed by Drs. Buist, Sr., Cain and McCrady. The discussion was closed by Dr. Buist, Jr. 2- Gastrostomy, illustrated with lantern slides, and case presentation, ..........Dr. Wm. H. Prioleau. This was discussed by by Drs. Maguire and buist, Jr. The discussion was closed by Dr. Prioleau. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J.I.Waring, M.D., Approved: Nov. 14, 1939. 10/24/39. -2-
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, November 14, 1939, at 8:30 P.M., at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James j. Ravenel. Members present: ROLL CALL (34) Drs. Beach, Boette, Cain, Chamberlain, Deas, Evatt, Hope, Johnson, Kalayjian, Kelley, Kredel, Linton, F.N. Martin, Mood, O'Driscoll, O'Hear, Prioleau, J.J. Ravenel, W.J. Ravenel, Remsen, Reynolds, Rice, Robertson, Sanders, Scott, Scott, Jr., W.A. Smith, W. H. Speissegger, Steinberg, Taft, Waring, i.R. Wilson, Jr., R. Wilson, R. Wilson, Jr. Guest: Dr. C.A. Swinyard. Minutes Oct. 24. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Application Dr. Ellis. The Secretary read a letter from Dr. Daniel W. Ellis, of the Medical College, applying for membership in the Society. On motion, this was referred to the Board of Censors. Report re: Constitution. Dr. W.A. Smith, Chairman of the Committee to Review the Constitution and By-Laws, reported a proposed revision had been drawn up, and that mimeographed copies were to be sent to all members. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of two papers: First. By Dr. H. C. Robertson, Jr., on "Slow Adrenalin." This was discussed by Drs. Johnson, r. Wilson Jr., W.A. Smith, Linton and O'Hear. The discussion was closed by Dr. Robertson. Second. By Dr. W.Atmar Smith, on "The Diagnostic Significance of the Misplaced Apex Impulse." This was discussed by Drs. O'Hear and Kredel. The discussion was closed by Dr. Smith. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, Approved: Nov. 28, 1939. J.I. Waring, Secretary Nov. 14/39.
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    Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, November 28, 1939 1939, at 8:30 P.M. at Roper Hospital. ROLL CALL: (45) The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel. Members present: Drs. A. E. Baker, B. R. Baker, R. J. Baker, 7m. J. Ball, Beach, Boette, Boone, Buist, Buist, Jr., Cain, R. S. Cathcart, Deas, Evatt, W. H. Frampton, Gantt, Hoshall, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelayjian, Kelley, Kredel, LaRoche, Linton, F. N. Martin, Mood, Moore, O'Hear, E. F. Parker, Prioleau, J. J. Ravenel, W. J. Ravenel, Remsen, Rhame, Rice, Rivers, Robertson, W. M. Rhett, W. A. Smith, W.H. Speissegger, J. F. Townsend, van de Erv,Jr., Waring, I. R. Wilson, R. Wilson, R. Wilson, Jr. Guests: Guests: Dr. C. A. Swinyard, Dr. Cox. Minutes of Nov. 14th. Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Dr. Ellis elected. The Secretary announced that the Board of Censors had reported favorably on the application of Dr. Daniel B. This, who was thereupon unanimously elected to membership. Re. Review of Constitution and By-Laws. The President asked Dr. W.A. Smith, Chairman of the commmittee to Review the constitution and by-laws, for his report. Dr. Smith stated that he had no further report. Dr. Cathcart raised the point that it would be necessary that every proposed change in teh constitution be made through the established routine. It uas pointed out that the Committee had simply suggested certain changes in the Constitution and By-Laws, and that no motion to make any amendment had yet been made. After considerable discussion, the matter was postponed until then next meeting. Proposed amendment. Dr. A.J. Buist, Jr. then submitted the following amendment: 11/28/39. -1-
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    Motion to amend. Motion to amend the Constitution, on page 6, Article 3, by striking out on line 1 and after the word."physician" the words "residing in Charleston" and on line 2 the first word "County," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "who has resided in Charleston County for two years;" and on line 7, after the word "membership" add the words "every white physician who is judged of good moral and professional standing and who is duly registered to practice medicine or who is engaged in medical research or teaching and has not had a two year residence in Charleston County may be elected to associate membership without the privilege of voting." So when amended, it shall read as follows: AETICLE 3. Eligibility. "Every white physician who has resided in Charleston County for two years, who is of good moral and professional standing, and who is either duly registered to practice medicine or is engaged exclusively in medical research or teaching and who does not practice or claim to practice sectarian medicine, shall be eligible for membership. "Every white physician who is judged of good moral and professional standing and who is duly registered to practice medicine or who is engaged in medical research or teaching and has not had a two-year residence in Charleston County may be elected to associate membership without the privilege of voting." Dr.Cathcart 's motion. Dr. Cathcart made a motion that the Report of the Committee for Review of the Constitution and By-Laws be received, and that a copy be Passed. sent to each member. This motion was passed. Plans for The President announced plane for the Sesqui-Centennial Celebration SesquiCentennial on December 5th, and appointed the following committee to sot as a ReoepC el ehra tio. tion Committee at the banquet; Drs. Prioleau, Boette, Evatt, Robert Wilson, Jr., Robertson, Beach, Reynolds and F. B. Johnson. 11/28/39. -2-
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    In Re. Marking Portraits. The President noted that a number of portraits in the Society Hall are not properly marked. Upon motion by Dr. Mood, a committee consisting of Drs. O'Driscoll, Buist, Jr. and Robert Wilson, Jr. was appointed to attend to this matter. Nominations The nomination of officers resulted as follows: President, Dr. J. H. Cannon, Vice-President, Dr. T. H. Bowers, Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. J. I. Waring, Librarian, Dr. W. C. O'Driscoll. One Commissioner of Roper Hospital, Dr. A. J. Buist, One Member Board of Censors, ) Dr. F. G. Cain, Dr. W. A. Smith. One Delegate to State Medical Asa'n, Dr. James O'Hear. Six Alternates to State Medical Asa'n. Dr. A. H. Baker, Dr. F. A. Hoehall, Dr. P. G. Jenkins, Dr. B. B. Taft, Dr. H. C. Robertson, Jr. Dr. J. van de Erve, Jr. The following were nominated for Honorary Membership in the Medical society of South Carolina by Dr. A. J. Buist: Dr. J. H. Scott, Dr. J. H, Cannon, Dr. L. A. Wilson. It was noted by the Secretary that the following were.eligible for Honorary Membership in the State Medical Association: Dr. D. L. Maguire, Dr. F. L. Parker, Dr. H. H. Sparkman. Scientific Program: The Scientific Program consisted of two papers: 1 - Carcinoma of the Esophagus, Dr. B. Kalayjien. Discussed by Drs. van de Erve, Kredel and O'Hear. 2 - Pulmonary Complications as an Aid in the Diagnosis of Subphoenic Abscess Dr. J. A. Boone. Discussed by Drs. W. A. Smith, Parker, Prioleau, Kelley and Kredel. The Society then adjourned. Respectfully Submitted, J. I. Waring, M.D., Secretary -11/28/39. Approved December 19, 1939. Secretary. -3-
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    Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Medical Society of South Carolina, Tuesday, December 19, 1939, at 8:30 P.M., at Roper Hospital. The meeting was called to order by the President, Dr. James J. Ravenel Members present: ROLL CALL (39): Drs. Beach, Boette, Bowers, Buist, Buist, Jr., Burn, Cain, Cannon, R. J. Cathcart, Gentt, Hope, Jenkins, Johnson, Kelley, Kredel, Linton, Miles, F. N. Martin, T. H. Martin, Mood, O'Hear, E. F. Parker, J. J. Ravenel, W. J. Ravenel, Reynolds, Remsen, Rhame, Rice, Richards, Rivers, Scott, Jr. W. A. Smith, Taft, J. F. Townsend, Waring, Ellis, I. R. Wilson, Jr., R. Wilson, R. Wilson, Jr. Minutes of Nov. 28th. The Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Report re. ROSS ESTATE. Dr. Cathcart made a report for the Committee on Ross Estate, as follows: December Nineteenth, Nineteen Thirty-nine. To the President and Members of the Medical Society of South Carolina. Gentlemen: The Committee on Ross Estate begs to report that there has been no change in the settlement of matters pertaining to this Estate during the past year. The matter regarding the Charleston real estate held by the Trustees of the Ross Memorial Museum is still in Court, testimony having been completed before the Master, and it will probably be argued before the Court at the February Term. Our receipts and disbursements durinr the past year appear in the Auditor's report as made by the Board of Finance. Respectfully submitted, G. McF. Mood, A. J. Buist, R. S. Cathcart, Chairman, James J. Ravenel, President, Ex-officio. This Report was received as information. Report of Board of Finance Dr. Cathcart then made a report for the Board of Finance as follows: December Nineteenth, Nineteen Thirty-nine. To the President and Members of the 12/19/39. -1-
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    (Continued) To the President and Members of the Medical Society of South Carolina. Gentlemen: The Board of Finance begs leave to submit as their annual report a certified audit of the books of the officers and committees: Audit of the books of the Board of Finance, Audit of the books of the Committee on Ross Estate, Audit of the Treasurer's books of the Medical Society. Report regarding the Minute Book of the Secretary of the Board of Finance. We are glad to report that the securities owned by this Board for the Society are in good condition and are considered A-1. We would call attention to the fact that in reinvestment of monies from bonds that matured or were nearing maturity, our income from the bonds will show less than they have in previous years. This is due to the fact that bonds purchasable today bear a lower rate of interest. The decrease in our income from securities was predicted and the Society's attention called to it several years ago. The matters pertaining to the Will of Mr. Victor A. Morawetz are in status quo. All of the above is respectfully submitted. J. S. Rhame G. McF. Mood, R. S. Cathcart, Chairman, James J. Revenel, President, Ex-officio. This Report was read by Dr. Mood. Re. Cox Endowment. Dr. Cain asked about increase in the Cox Endowment. Dr. Mood replied that this was due to premiums on securities. Dr. Buist made a motion that the Reports be received as information and the Committees thanked for their valuable work. This motion was passed. Re. Plans for new Hospital. Dr. Mood, speaking for the Board of Commissioners, discussed for new plans for the new colored contagious unit and the new topographical plan. Dr. Buist made a motion that the plans be left for inspection by members of the Society and action be taken at a future meeting. Various questions by the members were answered by Dr. I.Tood. Dr. Cain reminded the Society that the Commissioners had been directed to secure these plans. 12/19/39. - 2 -
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    Re. Murray Memorial Building. Dr. Mood mentioned that the terms of the gift of the present Murray Memorial Building prohibited acceptance of negroes in that building. Dr. Buist's motion passed. Dr. Buist's motion was passed. Letters in re. Sesqui-centennial The President then read first a letter from dr. van Etten, expressing his pleasure at attending the Sesqui-centennial celebration; second, a letter from the Medical Society of Delaware concerning the gift of a book to our Society which has not been received as yet; third, Re. Helath Units a letter from the Chamber of Commerce of York, S.C., asking for information concerning Health Units. Re. Sesqui-Cent. Com. funds. He then reported that the Sesqui-centennital Committee had a balance on hand, and that there would be some surplus after all expenses had been paid. Re. Plaque from State Medical Assn. In response to his question as to where the plaque presented by the South Carolina Medical Association should be placed, Dr. Cain made a motion that the President and the Library Committee decide this question. This motion was passed. Re. Purchase of Portrait of Dr. E.F. Parker. Dr. Buist made a motion that the surplus funds from contributions to the Sesqui-centennital be used for securing and framing a portrait of Dr. Edward F. Parker. This motion was seconded by Dr. Robert Wilson and was passed. Committee appointed. A committee later appointed by the President consisted of Dr. Cathcart, Chairman, and Drs. Buist and Robert Wilson. $500. gift announced. Dr. Cain announced that Roper Hospital had received a gift of Five Hundred Dollars from an anonymous friend. Proposed amendment withdrawn. Dr. Buist, jr. requested permission to withdraw an Amendment to the Constitution proposed by him at the last meeting. Upon motion by Dr. W.A. Smith, this request was granted by the the Society. Re. Social Hygiene Ass'n. A letter from the American Social Hygiene Association was referred to the Committee on Public Health and Legislation for action. 12/19/39. -3-
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    In Re. Proposed Amendments. Dr. Waring then proposed the following Amendments to the Constitution: Art.II- ARTICLE II. Purpose of the Society. Line 14. To omit the word "State." Art.III- ARTICLE III. Eligibility. Line 2. To add: "or adjacent counties in which there is no organized county medical society." Art.V- ARTICLE V. Officers Line 4. To omit the present wording, "These officers, except the President, Vice-President, Delegates and Board of Censors, shall be elected annually for a term of one year." To add after the clause "Delegates shall be elected for five years" the words "Alternates for one year." To change the last sentence as it stands to "Members of the Board of Censors shall be elected to serve for three years." Art.VII- ARTICLE VII. Charter. To change this Article to read: "The Society shall preserve the Charter received from the State Association, and the Charter shall be kept in the custody of the Secretary." By-Laws: Proposed Amendments to the By-Laws: Chap.I- CHAPTER I. Membership Section 1, Line 6. - To add after the words "Charleston County" the words "or adjacent counties in which there is no organized county medical society." Section 2, Line 11. - To add after the word "State" the words "or is a full-time medical instructor or engaged in medical research." Section 12, Line 9. - After the words "Annual Meeting" to omit the words in parentheses, "(the first meeting in December)". Chap.II- CHAPTER II. Powers and Duties Section 2, Line 3. - To change the words "holidays excepted" and following, to "except on holidays. In case of a conflict of such dates, the meeting shall be held the following day." Section 2, Line 11. - To change the words "For the election of officers and members, seven to the sentence "For the election of officers and members, seven shall constitute a quorum." And to change the words "For altering or amending the Constitution or By-Laws, twelve," to "For altering or amending the Constitution or By-Laws, twelve shall be required." To omit the rest of Section 2, which reads as follows: "The officers and committee on program shall profit by experience and by the example of other similar societies, and try to arrange for the most attractive proceedings for each meeting. Younger members especially shall be encouraged to do postgraduate and original research work, and to give this Society the first results of such labors. Crisp papers and discus- sions and reports of cases shall be arranged for and encouraged, and tedious and profitless proceedings shall be avoided as far as practicable." 12/19/39 -4-
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    (Chap.II-) (Cont'd.) Section 3, Line 2. - To change the words "the last meeting" to "one meeting." To omit the second sentence of the Section, which reads as fol- lows: "In all proper ways the public shall he taught that business meth- ods and prompt collections are essential to the equipment of the modern physician and surgeon, and that it suffers even more than the profession when this is not recognized." Section 4. To omit this Section. Chap.III- CHAPTER III. Officers. Section 1, Line 2. - To omit the words "the first regular meeting in December which shell he designated as," so that the sentence shall read: "The officers of the Society shall be elected at the Annual Meeting in December." Section 2, Line 4. - To omit the second sentence of this Section, which reads: "He shall be the real head of the profession in the county during his term of office, and it shall be his pride and ambition to leave it in better condition as regards both scientific attainments and harmony than at the beginning of his term." Section 4, Line 3. - To omit the words "including its Charter." To omit the second sentence, "He shall keep account of all funds of the Society which may coie into his hands." To change the words "State Association" to "South Carolina Medical Association." To change the sentence, "He shall present his books and accounts to the Board of Finance, when called on by the Board or directed to do so by the Society, which shall be at least once a year," to read: "He shall present his books and accounts to the Board of Finance at least once a year, when called on by the Board or directed to do so by the Society." Section 5, Line 4. - To change the words "State Association" and following, to "South Carolina Medical Association, and they shall elect a chairmen who shall make a report to this Society at the earliest opportunity." Chap. IV- CHAPTER IV. Committees Section 1, Line 2. - To omit the words "as provided in the Constitution," and add after the words "library committee" the words "a board of finance, a board of commissioners for Roper Hospital," To add the sentence, "These committees shall report at least once annually. All reports shall be in writing." Section 3, Line 2. - To change the words "one elected annually" to "one of whom shall be elected each year." To change the words "subjecting each" to "and shall subject each." 12/19/39. -5-
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    (Chapter IV Cont'd.) Section 4, Line 12. - To change the word "they" to "it." To change the words following "social entertainment" to read: "when deemed advisable." Section 5. - To change the Section to read as follows: "Section 5. The Committee on Public Health and Legislation shall consist of three members appointed by the President. It shall investigate such matters concerning public health and legislation as shall be referred to it by the Society, and under the direction of the Society shall cooperate with official Federal, State and County health agencies end other health agencies in promoting the improvement of public health." Section 6. - To change this whole Section to read as follows: "Section 6. Board of Finance There shell be a Board of Finance consisting of three members, with the President of the Society EX-Officio. Each member is to be elected at an annual meeting for a term of nine years. In the event of a vacancy, an election may be held at any regular or special meeting to fill the unexpired term. This Board of Finance shall receive all trust funds, legacies, or donations made for special purposes, and shall receive and invest all legacies, donations, et cetera which may, from time to time, be given to Roper Hospital or this Society, and shall have direct supervision of all the finances of the Society, i.e. auditing, when called upor by the Society, the books of the Secretary Treasurer regarding receipts and expenditures of dues and assessments, of such moneys as come under his control, or under the control of other officers and committees of this Society that now or may hereafter be charged with the reception or expenditure of funds." Chap.7- CHAPTER V. Funds and Extenses Section 1. To chancre the order of the sentences of this Section to read as follows: "The admission fee, which must accompany the application, shall be Five Dollars (15.00), and shell be returned if the applicant is not accepted. If three-fourths or more of the fiscal year has elapsed at the time of the election of a member, the annual dues for that year shall be remitted." Section 3. To change the wording so that this Section shall read: "The fiscal year of this Society shall end on December 1st." Acceptance of books The President then accepted several books which had been presented to the Society by Dr. Francis R. Packard and the Medical and Chirur. Society. Faculty of the State of Maryland, in connection with the celebration of the Sesqui-Centennial Anniversary. Elections: The Society then entered, into elections, with the following re- sults: 12/19/39. -6-
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    Elections President, . Dr. Joseph H. Cannon, Vice-President, . Dr. Theo. E. Bowers, Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Joseph I. Waring, Librarian, Dr. W. C. O'Driscoll. One Commissioner of Roper Hospital, Dr. A. J. Buist. One Member of Board of Sensors, Dr. F. G. Cain. One Delegate. to State Medical Assn. Dr. James O'Hear, Jr. Six Alternates to State Med. Assn.: Dr. H. B. Taft, Dr. H. C. Robertson, Jr. Dr. A. E. Baker, Dr. P. G. Jenkins, Dr. F. A. Hoshall, Dr. John van de Erve, Jr. Elected to Honorary Membership in the Medical Society of South Carolina; Dr. J. E. Scott, Dr. J. H. Cannon, Dr. L. A. Wilson. Proposed for Honorary Membership in the South Carolina Medical Association: Dr. D. L. Maguire, Dr. F. L. Parker, Dr. H. H. Sparkman. Presentation of Gavel to Dr. Ravenel. Before the new President was installed. in the Chair, Dr. W. A. Smith made a brief speech and presented to Dr. Ravenel, the retiring President, a handsome gavel. Dr. Smith stated that he had received a similar gift from the President preceding him, and he expressed the hope that a custom might be established for each retiring President to receive from his predecessor some mark of recognition of his service. Dr. Ravenel accepted the gift and expressed his deep appreci- ation of the sentiment. Dr. Cannon installed. Dr. Cannon made a brief inaugural speech. Dr. Ellis signed. Dr. Daniel W. Ellis signed the Constitution. The meeting then adjourned. Respectfully submitted, J. I. Waring, M.D., Secretary Approved Jan. 9th, 1940. 12/19/39. -7-
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    1789 1939 THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A CELEBRATION OF THE SESQUI-CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FOUNDING. CHARLESTON DECEMBER FIFTH 1939
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    The Medical Society of South Carolina was founded December 24, 1789 by a group of physicians of Charleston, led by Drs. Peter Fayssoux, Alexander Baron, and David Ramsay. Although Charleston had many distinguished physicians before this time, they had never established any permanent medical organization, even though the background of Colonial Medicine in Charleston was filled with notable figures whose work was well recognized at home and abroad. Included in the original plan for the Society was an arrangement for a Public Dispensary, which was promptly opened and successfully conducted. The collection of valuable medical books which still remains in the possession of the Society was started in 1789 by the donation of various volumes by Drs. Robert and Samuel Wilson, and with later donations and purchases, grew into a circulating library of great value to the members. In the early days of the Society meetings were held at the homes of the members, later at various taverns, in the Court House, in the old Medical College, then at the old Roper Hospital on Queen Street and finally in the present Roper Hospital. This Hospital is now owned and operated by the Medical Society, and owes much of its earlier development to the benefactions of Mr. Alexander, Shirras and of Mr. Thomas Roper. It is today the largest general hospital in South Carolina. The Medical Society has initiated and sponsored many activities aimed at promoting the health of the city. At one time it conducted a Botanical Garden which was a scientific exhibit and a public pleasure. It alao recorded observations of the weather for many years, and purchased an apparatus for the resuscitation of drowned persons. In its earlier days it was frequently consulted as an official board of health by the, civic authorities. I 1822 a Medical College was established under the auspices of the Medical Society, whose members conducted the enterprise without financial aid from the Society or from the state, until at a later date the college assumed its present status and name-viz: The Medical College of the State of South Carolina. Two medical journals, the "Carolina Journal" and the "Southern Medical and Surgical Journal" were products of the members of the Medical Society. Many scientific contributions in the form of books or articles have come from the membership of the Society in its long years of existence. The Society is fortunate in possessing the original minutes from the time of it establishment, and ie new member today still signs his name in the book in which lie minutes of the first meeting were written. For a long time this Society was the only medical organization in South Carolina. In 1848 the Medical Society of South Carolina called a convention which formed the South Carolina Medical Association, of which the older Society then became a constituent member, although it retained its original name. One of its members, James Moultrie, was elected President of the new organization. Three years later, when the fourth annual meeting of the American Medical Association was held in Charleston, Dr. Moultrie was elected President of that national body. The Medical Society of South Carolina now includes 106 members, and embraces the term itorv of Charleston County. PROGRAM 4:00 P. M. at the Gibbes Art Gallery, ---Reception--Opening of an exhibit of paintings, books, prints and other material relating to the background of the Medical Society of South Carolina and to its early members. 7:00 P. M. at the Francis Marion Hotel, ---Banquet--Hon. Henry W. Lockwood, Mayor of Charleston. Address of Welcome Hon. Burnet R. Maybank, Governor of South Carolina. Address of Welcome Dr. James J. Ravenel, President. An Historical Sketch of the Medical Society of South Carolina. Dr. William Weston of Columbia. Presentation of a Tablet from the South Carolina Medical Association to the Medical Society of South Carolina. Dr. Douglas Jennings of Bennettsville, President of the South Carolina Medical Association. Greetings from the Association. Dr. Nathan B. Van Etten of New York, President-Elect of the American Medical Association. An American Health Program. Dr. Francis R. Packard of Philadelphia, Editor of the Annals of Medical History. Scientific Links between Charleston and Philadelphia in the Eighteenth Century.
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    Medical Society Of S. C. Observes 150th Anniversary, Luncheon, Reception and Banquet Features of Sesqui-centennial Celebration; Prominent Speakers on Evening Program Speaks Tonight Dr. Van Etten was born in Waverly, N. Y., on June 22, 1865, and received his M. D. degree from Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York, in 1890. He has practiced in New York since 1890, has has been medical director of Morrisania City Hospital since 1829, president since 1932 and visiting physician at Union hospital since 1906. The Medical Society of South Carolina, fourth oldest medical or- He became vice president of the latter ganization in the United States, to- institution in 1919 and president in day is celebrating its 150th anniversary - 1936. Besides being president-elect of the American Medical Association. The program for the occasion will be climaxed with a banquet, at 7 o'clock tonight at the Frances Marion Hotel. American College of Physicians. The Medical History club held a luncheon this afternoon at the Fort Sumter Hotel-He is past president of the of the New York Academy of Medicine- in Medical Society of the State of New honor of Dr. Francis Packard of York, of the Greater New York Philadelphia, editor of 'Annals of Medical Association, of the Bronx Medical History" and a reception County Medical Society, of the will be held later it the Gibbes Art Bronx Borough Medical society, of Gallery, where a display of pictures the New York Society of Medical and books relating to the back- , Jurisprudence and of the Medical ground of the society is being ex- Alumni of New York university. hibited. He is also a member of the Hol- Speakers land society, the Military Order of Dr. Nathan B. Van Etten, of New Loyal Legion of Kappa Alpha and York. president-elect of the Amer- of Phi Alpha Sigma.
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    Jour. AMA Dec. 16, 1939 THE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA At special ceremonies December 5 the Medical Society of South Carolina celebrated its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary. The governor of South Carolina, the mayor of Charleston, the present and retiring presidents of the South Carolina Medical Association, representatives of each county medical society in the state and many others were invited. Dr. Nathan B. Van Etten, New York, President-Elect of the American Medical Association, and Dr. Francis R. Packard, Philadelphia, editor of The Annals of Medical History gave addresses. Dr. James J . Ravenel, president of the Medical Society of South Carolina gave a historical sketch if the society. Dr. William Weston, Columbia, S. C., presented a tablet from the South Carolina Medical Medical Association, signifying the cordial relation that has existed between the two organizations throughout the history of the state society especially strong ties between the two organizations have been a mutual interest in medical education and the support of the Medical College of the State of South Carolina. An additional indication of cooperation is the dedication of the current issue of the Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association to the Medical Society of South Carolina. This was the only medical organization in South Carolina until 1848, when this society called a convention which formed the South Carolina Medical Association. Although retaining its original name, the older society then became a constituent member of the state association. Dr. James Moultrie was elected president of the new state organization and three years later, when the American Medical Association held its annual meeting in Charleston, he was elected president of the national organization. The Medical Society of South Carolina has taken great interest in promoting public health in its own community. For years it also recorded observations on the weather and conducted a botanic garden as a scientific exhibit; a medical college was established under its auspices more than a hundred years ago. Its members have made many contributions to medicine. It has a collection of books which go hack to the day of its birth, including one Containing the original minutes of the organization in which new members today still sign their names. The Medical Society of South Carolina is the fourth oldest medical society in the United States, almost as old as the United States government itself.
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    THE CHARLESTON EVENING POST, CHARLESTON At Reception by Medical Society of S C. (Staff Photo by Peck). Dr. James J. Ravenel (left), president of the South Carolina Medical Society, is shown here chatting with Dr. Francis H. Packard, of Philadelphia, editor of 'Annals of Medical History," during the reception held by the society at the Gibbes art gallery yesterday as a feature of the observance of its 150th anniversary. Dr Packard spoke at the observance banquet last night on "Scientific Links Between Charleston and Philadelphia during the Eighteenth Century." The reception marked the opening of an exhibit of prints,oil paintings and other material relating to the early days of the society at the gallery.
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    GUEST SPEAKERS AT THE Medical Society of South Carolina's sesquicentennial banquet Tuesday night were Dr Nathan B. Van Etten president-elect of the American Medical Association (standing before the microphone, next to Dr. James J. Ravenel, president of the local society), and Dr Francis H. Packard, of Philadelphia (below at the left, seated by Dr Robert S. Cathcart, of Charleston). (Staff Photo by Peck.)
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    The Bulletin of the Greenville County Medical Society. One hundred and fifty years- A delegate reports. J. Decherd Guess, M.D.
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    THE NEWS AND COURIER CHARLESTON S C. TUESDAY MORNING Medical Society Officers See Predecessors' Portraits
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    THE NEWS AND COURIER, CHARLESTON, S. C., WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6 1939 'American Way' to Solve Health Problems Urged By President-elect of National Body The text of the address of Dr. Nathan B. Van Etten, president elect of the American Medical association, before the sesquicentennial banquet last night of the South Carolina Medical society, follows: The South Carolina Medical society began to develop an American health program in 1789 by bringing the practitioners of healing arts into a fellowship that would protect the people from the deceptions of charlatans and quacks: that would promote the education of the people in the values of healthful living: and that would not only develop a better knowledge of clinical medicine, but an insistence upon the observance of high standards of ethics in their mutual relations. 'Although much of their education sprang from European sources these early physicians were compelled by their environment to rely upon their own initiative for the evolution of a system of medical practice that was marked by striking instances of originality. "They had just emerged from the exhaustion of a long fight for independence and like all other Americans were intensely interested in reorganizing a peaceful society. This interest has never ceased and South Carolina physicians have always stood for high ideals in medical practice-like other American physicians they are still trying to write new chapters in the warfare of science-and they are trying to correct unfortunate social conditions that are involved in service to the sick. That is American Medicine and through such ambitions it has grown to be the best and most successful system in the world. "This sesqui-centennial is a fitting moment to pause for appraisals of present conditions before charting new courses toward new objectives. Doctors' Responsibility 'Being the best must not induce complacency. The American physician desires to make the practice of medicine so much better that of the most Important citizens of this republic-his potentialities of leadership have never been realized. Slipped from High Place "He has somewhat slipped froth the high civic place of the old family doctor of blessed memory, as councellor, confessor, and comforter of sick souls and sick bodies. "He can regain that place and go higher if he will, and he must do it it American Medicine is to realize its demands for an American health program that will compel the respect of all people. "He must take more than a superficial interest in local political machinery if he would improve the health and happiness of his own community. Community units are the foundation stones of this democracy. The doctor can be a potent force in making these stones in New Mexico, This means twentytwo thousand dollars a bed. Three good hospitals for one hundred patients each at seven thousand dol1a's a bed could have been built for I that money. "This crime in the name of welfare is most discouraging to all who earnestly desire extension of good hospital facilities wherever they are needed. "In spite of such demonstrations of reckless venality the American Medican association still advocates the participation of government in health administration and is still hopeful that some technique may be evolved which will control waste and will give the American people, at all income levels, the benefit of the best possible preventtive and clinical medicine. "In 1875 the American Medical association asked for a secretary of health in the cabinet of the president and has timidly restarted its desire at various sessions of the house of delegates-after which the delegates went home to practice I medicine and forget about it. If physicians really want a national health department they must step down from their dignified pedestals and fight for it with weapons which legislators understand. These weapons are the votes of local electorates. The medical profession has been reviled as static, reactionary and selfish. Of course these accusations are untrue, but they will have wide belief unless physicians will realize the necessity of asserting themselves In their home localities and demand local support for their ideals. "It is a serious reflection upon the virility of the medical profession that it seems to be necessary for political theorists to propagandize regimentation of medical service in order to arouse the physicions of this country to action. Need Competent Health Officer, "Coordination of all federal health agencies except those of the army "He should not be a political theorist who cannot know medical care of the sick because he has never practiced it. "Our state health officers, or career men in departments of public health might furnish valuable candidates for such an important office. They are necessarily political appointments, but the congress can insist that they be properly qualified. Movement for Government Control "There is evidence of a concerted drive for a general service to the sick, both preventive and curative, supported by taxation and under government control. "There is, frequent reiteration of a desire for free medical care, patterned after free public education; all doctors salaried by the stated complete system of state medicine. There seems to be no limit to the belief that the public purse will be able to pay for it, even in the presence of evidence that state education is already too costly for the public pocket, regardless of the fact that school budgets are now the subject of acrimonious debate and regardless of the mounting national deficit. In the state of Now York last year education absorbed 43 per cent of the state budget of $385,000,000. State education takes care of people from the ages five to twenty one only, while state medicine would involve the care of people from before birth to interment, "Prohibitive cost means nothing to some political theorists. "A new program must provide something better and simpler than these excursions into utopia. "Unless we are ready to accept complete totalitarianism I believe that an American health program should operate from the periphery toward the center. "I believe that needs for help should be discovered in the smallest political subdivision such as the school district, then referred to the township, to the county, to the state, so that he can prepare for emergencies without throwing himself upon the sources of charity. Encouragement of Budgets "I believe that budgeting for sickness through insurance providing indemnity should be encouraged-as well as insurance against the cost of hospitalization, but that these two forms of insurance should be separate projects. 'Compulsory systems of sickness insurance as now operating do not care of indigents and are only interested in workers who pay for insurance of this type through payroll deductions. 'I believe that the sentiments of groups of religionists who object to compulsory medical care through insurance or otherwise, should be respected so long as their beliefs not jeopardize the public health through neglect of ordinary health autios for themselves or the community. Neither creed nor race nor color should deprive any American of the benefits of the best of clinical medicine the manner of its delivery should evolve from simple formulae. The formulae should grow from the needs of the people as recognized by the family physician, the public health nurse and local welfare workers. The formulae should grow into workable being in an orderly way which will require a period of time short steps before long strides are taken. Much laboratory work must be done. It seems most unfortunate that radical changes in national medical care should be precipitated at this moment while catastrophic clouds hang over our own nation and while the map of the world is being remade and a peaceful federation of nations seems impossible. "Although many of us were officers in the war twenty years ago, Some of us are now reserve officers and all of us desire peace than anything else, we are ready to take our places in support of the nation if the real emergency arises. The American Medical Association has already offered all of its organizational resources to the government and is ready to cooperate to the limit of its ability." Mental Disease Problem In conclusion, Dr. Van Etten paid tribute to the scientific genius of Benjamin Franklin, who opened the doors of the first hospital in America 162 years ago in Philadelphia. The tools of the modern doctor often have induced him to rely on machines rather than his own deductions, and he said that the doctor of 150 years ago often could tell more about the patient from his own observations than the men to-day with the X-ray and the laboratory. Referring to mental cases, which fill 47 per cent of all hospital space, he said: "You have in your state the first hospital for the care of the insane and you know that mental disease is our most important medical and social problem. Man's glandular mechanisms seem not to be geared to the speeds of modern life. Many healthy lunatics are disrupting our social system. Blue laws and prohibitions will not deter them from destroying themselves and others. The clinician of the future will do well to concentrate upon studies of personality, of psychiatry and eugenics if we are to make any progress in the reconstruction of man and the salvage of our civilization. "The quality of medicine, which we are trying to develop, is of supreme importance. "The motorization of medicine which is supplied by organizations of physicians in local, state and international groups, and without which we cannot go forward, must have the direction of patriotic lead whose vision of the future is clarified by knowledge of historical precedent. "The quality of medicine in the United States has been making steady and upward progress since Benjamin Franklin opened that hospital one hundred and sixty-two years ago. "The motorization of medicine needs the shoulders of all Amencan physicians behind the wheels, and the light of their intelligence to illuminate the road. "The best program for medicine should be the product of the best minds of the American people. "I propose that it be written by physicians, and when approved by organized medicine that it be submitted to the congress. 'I believe that we should try to find an American way-built upon the sound foundations of American experience. DR. NATHAN B. VAN ETTEN
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    January 1940 SOUTHERN MEDICINE & SURGERY 33 records say that the big factor in killings on the highways is speed on the straightaways: and that running down those walking, along the highways is another large factor. This journal renews its annual recommendation that: Every motor vehicle for operation on the public roads be required to he equipped with a governor which will make it impossible for such vehicle to move at a greater rate of speed than 55 miles per hour. 2) That any motor vehicle found to be going at a greater rate than 55 m. p. h. be confiscated and the driver deprived of license for a period of one year. 3) That two lines he painted in every hard-surface street and road-one 12 inches to one side, the other 12 inches to the other side, of the exact middle-so that the half-wits may all be able to "drive on the line." 4) That a good, dry walking-path be provided on at least one side of every hard-surface road, at least four feet removed from the edge of the road, before another cent is spent on "improving" any roadway. Doctors are especially concerned in this matter. Doctors have to be on the roads at all hours, in all weathers and on holidays. Doctors have to see after those injured by lack of provision of these sensible safeguards, and such practice is notoriously unremunerative. Let's talk to our officers and candidates for office, BUREAU OF CENSUS APPRECIATES DOCTORS AND REQUESTS OUR AID THE Bureau of the Census is asking the aid of professional publications in taking the Sixteenth Decennial Census in 1940, and that the medical profession be apprised of the value of its members' coOperation through the columns of the medical journals. The Bureau of the Census recognizes and proclaims that "depletion of population by deaths on the battlefields is of relatively small account, when balanced against the results of the less publicized but equally dramatic contributions to the prolonging of human lives now being made by medical science." The Bureau desires the fullest cooperation of the medical profession that the full value of doctors' life-saving and life-prolonging work be shown in this census figure, The Division of Vital Statistics in the Census Bureau keeps records as to tuberculosis, typhoid, smallpox, measles, scarlet fever, diphtheria, influenza and pneumonia, erysipelas, malaria, bronchitis, diarrhea and enteritis, cirrhosis of the liver, maternity deaths, congenital malformations and diseases of infancy, and nephritis. For these fifteen, the net reduction of deaths per year per 100, 000 people, since 1900, has been 542, which would indicate a saving of 700,000 lives this year as against the 1900 mortality rate. From eight causes there is an increased death rate: cancer, cerebral hemorrhage, heart diseases, diabetes mellitus, appendicitis, suicide, homicide, automobile accidents. The new death rate for these is 195 per 100,000 more than in 1900, therefore their current "contribution" over the number of deaths at the 1900 rate would he 253,500. Deduct this figure, therefore, from the savings by medical science, and the net gain this year is 451,100equivalent to the 1930 population of Arizona, or New Mexico, or Idaho, or New Hampshire, and greatly in excess of the total population of Delaware. District of Columbia, Nevada, Vermont, or \Vyonung. Soon statistics covering virtually every angle of economic and sociological interest in the United States will be available, The Sixteenth Decennial Census, to be taken in 1940, will inquire in detail into) population, occupations, employment, housing, agriculture, drainage and irrigation, and into business and manufactures, and mines and quarries. The information collected will give a composite picture of the many affairs of the nation and its people-facts of great value in charting the future course of nation, states, cities, counties, towns, villages, families and individuals. Health authorities will carefully observe the figures from these enumerations-when population figures go up and average employment and income fall in a certain section, health of the entire community may be endangered. When deaths from specific causes take a jump, an investigation is indicated to find out why? It is essential that all citizens, doctors in particular, lend full cooperation toward making each census a complete one. Answers to Census questions are required by law, but the same statute requires the Census Bureau to maintain its long-established policy not to disclose any facts about individual persons or establishments. Individual reports are not available to any other government department. This journal appreciates the spirit in which this request is made and urges that its readers respond in kind. It is gratifying and encouraging to see, from this and other evidences, that Washington officialdom has learned that medical practice in these United States is icing conducted in an efficient, life-prolonging and life-saving way. We are encouraged to believe that this change in attitude forecasts cessation of the attempts of the Govern-
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    SOUTHERN MEDICINE & SURGERY January 1940 ment at Washington, in all its Departments, to impose on Our Country medicine a la Hitler, or a la Stalin. AN AFTERMATH OF CHARLESTON'S CELEBRATION While preparing for last months issue, a news note in the celebration in Charleston in December of the 150 years of the Medical Society of South Carolina, it came vaguely to mind that a professor at a New York medical college had once resigned in order to accept a chair in the Medical College of the State of South Carolina. Looking for details we found much of interest in a bound volume of the Charleston Medical Jour-nal for 1850. It will be seen from the following abstracts that Professor Dickson had gone from Charleston to New York, that he had yielded to importunities that he return and that his return occasioned great and general rejoicing. Jefferson Davis resigned from the United Senate to try for election to the governorship of Mississippi from the same high feeling as to relative values, probably, as caused Dr. Dickson to forsake New York for Charleston. Pursuant to a call made through the daily papers, a large meeting of the members of the Medical Profession of Charleston, took place at the Medical College, on the 12th of July, for the purpose of welcoming back to his native city her self - expatriated son. Dr. J. Moultrie moved the adoption of a preamble and resolutions, by which the band of welcome was extended to their highly esteemed and respected brother, and a committee appointed to communicate with Prof. Dickson no his arrival, and to tender him, in the name of the profession a dinner at such time as he might appoint. This incitation having been accepted by Prof. Dickson, and the 6th August fixed upon about 50 medical and other gentlemen sat down with their distinguished guest to a sumptuous entertainment at the Charleston Hotel. Manual of Pathology and Practice of Medicine. By Samuel Henry Dickson, M.D. Prof. of Theory and Practice of Medicine in the University of New York. This is a new, enlarged and revised edition of the Syllabus originally prepared by Prof. Dickson for the use of the classes in attendance upon his course, in the Medical College of the State of South Carolina. Browsing through the well-written volume proved entertaining and instructive. There was an account of the invention of the prototype of the very modern metal clips for closing skin wounds. Mr. Vidal de Casis one of the surgeons of the venereal hospital of Paris vided with blunt hooks, so that they take a good hold of the skin without transfixing it, and the pain is very trifling. They are provided in sizes No. 1 to No. 6 which are to be used according to the kind of wound requiring union. A review of Dietetical and Medical Hydrology suggests the possibility that the reviewer had come under the influence of Dr. Simon Baruch, who has been called the Father of Modern Hydrotherapy. Dr. Baruch went from Camden to New York and Bernard Baruch is a son of his. Dietetical and Medical Hydrology; a Treatise on Baths. including Cold, Sea, Dot. Vapour, Gas and Mud Baths with a Description of Bathing in ancient and modern times. By John Belt, M. D., Member of the A. M. A. and of the Penn. M. S., Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Member of the American Philosophical Society. Bathing ought to be-next to diet and clothing-the most regularly attended to of all the daily and domestic functions. No dwelling house ought to he constructed without some provision for this important indulgence, One of the must indispensable parts of the claims of hospitality, in times when the entertainment of the stranger was one of the religious and moral duties of the householder, was the offer of water for ablution. To neglect this, was unpardonable and, it brought upon Simon the sharp rebuke of the Master when, at a set feast, he allowed his guests to take their seats without the offer of water: "I entered into thine house; thou gavest me no water for my feet." Even the Eastern Imposter could not, or would not, venture to construct a religion for his followers without engrafting into it laws for the use of the baths. The Romans did not leave the marks of their civilization in the countries over which they extended their conquering arms more indelibly traced by the laws they enforced among these barbarous nations than by the costly and enduring structures which they reared in the form of baths. In European and Asiatic nations of the present day, in many of the populous cities, arrangements for bathing are made on the most etatiorate scale. Even the careless African and the savage South Sea Islander are seen to plunge into the rivers and seas of their two lands, and to find their pleasure as well as their health in the enjoyment of the infinite comfort, of the bath. Though there are watering places-such as those of New York, Virginia, Georgia, and other States, which attract their annual crowds, and bathing resorts along the shores of some of the maritime States to which the restless throng of Pleasure-seekers repair at the fashionable season-yet these places are visited from motives different from those which would call a bath-loving People to any spot. There is a want of adequate bathing arrangements, both public and private, in our cities. In many houses is-here expense is lavished on all kinds of useless show, the bath room is not seen. The reader will be struck with the extraordinary contrasts of temperature which are home, with impunity by the bathers of some countries. The Finlander who has been parboiled in a chamber heated to within eight degrees if boiling spirits. for the space of half an hour, or an hour, will pass out naked into the open air, with the thermometer at 24' below zero, and quietly converse, or assist in any operations which an emergency may require. The Indians of the Rocky Mountains, after silting in a mud cellar, with heated stones, on which I lies pour sealer till the steam raises the temperature sufficiently to cause profuse sweating, will plunge into the running water till January 1940 SOUTHERN MEDICINE & SURGERY they are cooled, and then return to undergo a second sweating. In an experiment, the thermometer placed in the mouth, stood at 100' before the bath, the water being at 70'. After eight minutes in the bath, the bulb of the thermometer indicated Fifteen minutes after the bath it still showed 98o; and 1 1/4 hours later, having partaken of dinner in the meantime, it showed 98 1/2o. In another experiment only 97' was indicated by the thermometer when taken into the mouth just after a bath at 70' for eight minutes. In his Outlines of the History of Medicine, the German Doctor Job. Hermann Bass, tells us that Sanctorius (1561-1635) taught how to study by means of a kind of thermometer, the temperature of the healthy and the sick. Farther on in his book, Bass refers to the universal employment of the thermometer by mouth, rectum, vagina and axilla, "a practice revive in our day' by Traube, BÔøΩrensprung (1822-1864) and Wunderlich:" also that this instrument was employed by Gaupil in France as early as 1798: that, in the same year, Sir Humphry Davy determined the bodily temperature by a thermometer beneath the tongue that in the United States. Dr. Elisha North published in 1808 A Treatise on Cerebro-Spinal Fever, in which he speaks of determining the degree of the patient's temperature by means of the thermome- ter: but that not until after the publication by Dr. Edouard Seguin of New York of a Medical Ther- mometry, in 1871, did the use of the thermometer become popular! The recording of temperatures taken "by a thermometer placed in the mouth," before and after bathing seems remarkable. There is nothing to suggest that the reviewer regarded the use of a clinical thermometer as surprising, or indeed, anything more than commonplace-yet there is no mention of the temperature in any case reported in the volume! And the same is true of the 1860 volume! One would think the thermometer's great use- fulness would at once be realized and it being so simple and cheap, it would be promptly put to daily use by every doctor. This abstract of Harvard's Medical Faculty's ideas-Oliver Wendell Holmes's is one of the signatures--on what should be included in a medical course might well be given earnest consideration by those having charge of medical education today. Practical Views on Medical Education, submitted to the Members of the American Medical Association, by the Medical Faculty of Harvard University. Boston, July 10th, 1850. Medical instruction should be adapted to the power of students to receive and retain, and should be confined to what is important to them in their subsequent life. In modern times. the constituent branches of medical gnrnccarcsi, cs;i.in,lcil, that they are not acquired by 33 any physician in a life time and still less by a student during his pupilage. Medical science has at this day become so unwieldy, and contains so much that is unnecessary. at least to beginners, that the attempt to explain to students the whole is likely to involve the result of ttier learning but little. - In Chemistry, no man living knows all that is to be known and taught in that science. Organic chemistry alone fills large volumes, though yet in its infancy. In Maheria Medica it is not probable that any physician effectively reads the one-half, or remembers one-quarter, or employs one-tenth of the contents of the common daspensatofles. Few of the most experienced Pathologists can be said to understand their whole science, the theoretical literature of Etiology has spread itself to an extent, which is burdensome and unprofitable. In Therapeutics, many hundred volumes exist, In Anatomy. general and special, microscopic and transcendental; in Physiology. with its intricate ramifications; in Surgery, of which several subordinate specialties constitute distinct living professions; it is not to be admitted that the means or time of any ordinary course of lectures, can furnish foil and complete instruction. It is the business of lecturers in medical schools, to condense and abridge the sciences which they respectively teach, to sift carefully the useful from the superfluous and to confine the scope of their teachings, as far as p05siole. to what is true and profitable, and likely to be remembered and used by their hearers. Students, in all former years, have expended much time in learning what it afterwards costs them both time and trouble to unlearn; in acquiring, not merely the truths of science, but the crude announcements and plausible doctrines of sanguine or ingenious men. Medical men are liable to commit the error 0) adopting premature opinions, sometimes leom a love of display, and sometimes from a want of self-reliance and a fear of being thought behind the literature of their time. Lectures are chiefly, wanted 10 impress by demonstration the practical branches of science, and they are most effective in places where the facilities for such demonstrations can be commanded. The intermediate period between lectures, should be spent by students in active and original study, approved and confirmed by regular recitations. and by such opportunities as can be commanded for practical, personal experience. The subjects most important to be well taught in medical schools, are the elementary principles which constitute the frame-work of medical sciences, and the mode of thought and inquiry which leads to just reasoning upon them. After these, most attention should be given to selecting and enforcing such practical truths, as will most certainly be wanted by the young practitioner in his future career of responsibility. We were not able to accept the thoughtful invitation of the Committee for the Sesquicentennial Celebration: but we derived benefit from it in that it occasioned the resurrection of these bits of information, so creditable to Charleston Medicine, which we are passing on to all our readers. The Inquisition was a play presented at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella. Sir Walter Raleigh was the undertaker of the Roanoke Island Colony. The Triple Alliance is Faith, Hope, and Charity.
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    THE JOURNAL OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 17 COMMENTS ON THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (CHARLESTON COUNTY) 'THE celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary the founding of the Charleston Medical Society December 5, 1939, was one of the most colorful medical events in the history of South Carolina. The pro- gram was in the main simple but in keeping with the historic occasion. In the afternoon December 5 there was a luncheon at the Fort Sumter Hotel given by the Medical History Club in honor of Dr. Francis Packard of Philadelphia, Editor of the Annals of Medi- cal History, at which some twenty well known physicians interested in medical history were present. - At four o'clock in the afternoon of the same day a reception was held at the Gibbes Art Gallery where an exhibit of pictures and books portraying in vivid form the early history of the Medical Society of South Carolina were shown. This exhibit was probably the most important one of its kind ever held in the South Atlantic States or in the United States for that matter since the Charleston Medical Society is one of the four oldest medical Societies in the nation. The reception brought together a large number of distinguished physicians and their wives and many other notable persons from far and near, It was indeed significant that one hundred likenesses of doctors who practised before 1860 had been brought together in one place. Included in the display were eight of the fourteen founders of the society as follows: Dr. Robert Wilson; Dr. Elisha Poinsett Dr. Thomas Tudor Tucker; Dr. Alexander Barron: Dr. David Ramsay Dr. Tucker Harris Dr. James Lynah and Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Since this rare display of portraits may never be assembled again Dr. J. IWaring of Charleston, Chairman of the Historical Commission the South Carolina Medical Association, is having photostat copies made of some of these pictures for permanent preservation (in the historical archives of the Committee which at the present time is housed in the Library of the Medical College. At 7:30 P. M. some two hundred guests assembled at a brilliant banquet in the Francis Marion Hotel for the closing event of the celebration. Dr. James J. Ravenel, Presi- dent of the Medical Society of South Carolina. presided and delivered his Presidential Ad- dress on 'An Historical Sketch of the Medical Society of South Carolina.' Alderman A. Eugene Geer, Mayor Pro leniliore, extended the City's welcome and read a message from Mayor Henry W. Lockwood who lauded the work the Society had done for the community. Dr. William Weston. Sr. of Columbia, pre- sented the bronze plaque of the South Carolina Medical Association in an interesting address outlining the close association of the two societies for ninety-one years. Dr. Douglas ierinings of Bennettsville, President of the South Carolina Medical Association, brought greetings and incidentally referred to the fact that there hail been a successive line of physicians in his immediate family for more than one hundred years. President Ravenel then introduced Dr. Nathan B. Van Etten of New York, President Elect of the American Medical Association, who spoke on 'An American Health Program' stressing in no uncertain terms the dangers of complete control of the practice of medicine by any other authority than the medical profession. The next speaker was Dr. Francis R. Packard of Philadelphia, Editor of the Annals of Medical History, who spoke on ''Scientific Links Between Charleston and Philadelphia in the Eighteenth Century.'' The Medical Association of the State of Georgia presented the Society with a picture showing the first surgical operation under ether anesthesia performed by Dr. Crawford - Long at Jefferson, Georgia, March 30, 1842, In addition many telegrams containing felici- tations from individuals and medical organizations were read by the President at the banquet. Delightful music by some of the members of the Charleston String Symphony was furnished at intervals during this occasion. Among the out of State guests present were Dr. Edgar D. Shanks, Secretary of the Medical Association of the State of Georgia, Atlanta; Dr. Henry M. Michel, a former Charlestonian, President of the Richmond County Medical Society, Augusta, Georgia: Dr. Edgar H. Greene, President of the Fulton Medical Society, Atlanta, Georgia.
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    SESQUICENTENNIAL OF MEDICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINA On December 5th Charleston doctors celebrated the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Medical Society of South Carolina. At the time of its founding things medical in South Carolina were mostly of Charleston and it has come about that this venerable society's name attaches now to the Charleston County Medical Society while the State organization is the South Carolina Medical Association. Dr. Nathan B. Van Etten, of New York, President-Elect of the American Medical Association, and Dr. Francis R Packard, of Philadelphia, Editor of Annals of Medical History, were among the speakers at the banquet at the Francis Marion Hotel. While repeating the desire for a Secretary of Health in the cabinet, advocated by the national association as early as 1875, Dr. Van Etten reiterated his belief that the medical profession most have complete control of the practice of medicine He pointed to evidence that state education is already too costly for the public pocket, which in New York State absorbs 43 per cent of the State Budget. State medicine would be even more expensive, for it would care for People from birth to burial. "A new program must provide something better and simpler than these excursions into Utopia." "Needs for help should he discovered in the smallest political subdivision such as the school district, then referred to the township, to the county. to the state, to the federal authority in just that order and the federal author's should be called upon infrequently." A historical sketch of the medical society was presented bs Dr. James J Ravenel, President of the organization. Dr Douglas Jennings. President of the South Carolina Medical Association, brought greetings, and Dr. William Weston, of Columbia, presented a tablet from the association to the society. The Medical Association of Georgia presented the society with a picture showing the first surgical operation under ether anesthesia, that performed by Dr. Crawford V. Long at Jefferson, Ga. March 10th, 1842. Dr. Ravenel, who presided, expressed opposition to socialized medicine He read telegrams from many leaders, congratulating the society upon its anniversary and its work. Speaking on the Scientific Links Between Charleston and December 1939 SOUTHERN MEDIC) Philadelphia in the Eighteenth Century, Dr. Packard said the Medical Society of South Carolina, the sixth oldest in the country, and the College of Physicians in Philadelphia were founded by physicians who were imbued with the traditions of such great medical schools as Leyden and Edinburgh, Dr William Bull, of Charleston, was the first native American to be graduated in medicine at Leyden, receiving his degree in 1715. Dr. John Reilman, the first president of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, received his degree from Leyden in 1748. Three great Scotch physicians-Lionel Chalmers, John Lining, Alexander Garden-practiced in Charleston after they received their education at Edinburgh, and on the continent of Europe. The first native South Carolinian to receive his degree from Edinburgh was Dr. John Moultrie, who was graduated in 1745 In Charleston and Philadelphia were physicians who were products of the greatest schools of the Old World, They became linked in another way, which brought about the study of zoology and botany in the South. Through the efforts of Dr. Garden, Dr. Lining and other South Carolinians, John Bartram and his son William, Philadelphia botanists, visited Charleston on their botanical expeditions to South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The Bartram botanical gardens in Philadelphia provided the plants which produced medicine so vitally needed in medical practice. The Medical History Club was host at a luncheon in honor of the hiackard at the Fort Sumter Hotel. The luncheon was held with the sesquicentennial celebration instead of as the annual founder's day luncheon. Dr. Packard spoke on incidents in the early history of the tiennss Ivania Hospital, of Philadelphia the oldest hospital in the United States As custodian of the records of the hospital. Dr. Packard brought with him case history books which date hack as far as 1800. These included records and case histories compiled by some of the most eminent physicians of that time. A reception for sitting physicians was held at the Gibbes Art Gallery, where pictures and books relating to the background of the medical society are on display.
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    Celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Medical Society of South Carolina (Charleston County), Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, S.C., December 5, 1939.
Title:
Medical Society of South Carolina Minutes: 1937-1939
Date:
1937, 1939
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Bound volume of minutes of the Medical Society of South Carolina for the years 1937-1939. 247 pages.
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Medical Society of South Carolina Digital Collections
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Waring Historical Library (MUSC)
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Manuscripts
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Minutes and proceedings
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Charleston County (S.C.)
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