Thursday, April 8, 2010

Scott County Medical Society

The regular quarterly meeting of the Scott County Medical Society was held at the City Hall, Davenport, on Tuesday, April 29, 1862.

In the absence of the President, Dr. Thos. Galt, of Princeton, was called to the chair.

The minutes of the last quarterly meeting were read and approved; also, those of the monthly meeting held on the 24th of February and 25th of March.

Dr. Tomson introduced for consideration the details of a case occurring in his practice; and an interesting series of remarks were made, in which Drs. Tomson, Baker, Galt and Witherwax participated.

Drs. Jas. McCortney, J. J. Tomson, J. W. H. Baker, J. M. Witherwax, Th. J. Saunders, Jno. M. Adler, Thos. Galt and W. H. Hosford were appointed delegates to the State Medical Society, to be held at Iowa City on the 28th of May, with the power to fill vacancies.

The above delegates were instructed to invite the State Medical Society to hold their meeting for 1863 in Davenport City.

Dr. Baker was excused as essayist and continued to next meeting.

The committee on prevailing diseases was appointed, consisting of Drs. Maxwell, Gamble and Adler.

The Monthly meetings were suspended for the next three months.

The Society then adjourned.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Wednesday Morning, April 30, 1862, p. 1

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