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New York County Medical Association—Election of Officers—Dysentery at the Almshouse, Blackwell's Island—Indiscriminate Porotomy—Quinine as an Antipyretic in Pneumonia— Small-Pox — Proposed Reorganization of the Health Department—Deaths from Water Fuel Gas.
At the January meeting of the New York County Medical Association, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Dr. John Shrady; Vice-President, Dr. J. R. MacGregor; Recording Secretary, Dr. P. Brynberg Porter; Corresponding and Statistical Secretary, Dr. Glover C. Arnold; Treasurer, Dr. Charles Ellery Denison; Member of the Executive Committee, Dr. Edwin Sanders.
The report of the retiring Treasurer, Dr. E. S. F. Arnold, showed that seventy-eight new members had been added during the year. The introduction of moderate monthly entertainments after the scientific work of the evening he thought had been of material advantage, especially in promoting harmony and goodfellowship, and in making the members better acquainted with each other; and he