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The particular feature of interest in this report is the address of the President Dudley P. Allen, M.D., on the History of Early Legislation and Societies in Ohio. From this report it is learned that the first State Society of Ohio was "the result of an Act of Assembly," passed January 14, 1811. A medical practice Act was also passed at that session, and in 1812 an Act to incorporate medical societies was passed and the State divided into seven medical districts. The chief function of the State Society was to regulate the practice of medicine and to supervise the district societies. An interesting account of the work of the societies is given in the paper, and at the meeting of 1837 is a paper by Dr. Willard Parker, then of Cincinnati. The present Society was formally chartered on Washington's birthday, 1848, although for some years it had been in
Transactions of the Forty-eighth Annual Meeting of the Ohio State Medical Society held at Put-in-Bay. JAMA. 1894;XXII(22):855. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421010033011