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Boxley, secretary. The following was the full list
of members: J. S. Duval, W. H. Howard, Greenville
Dowell, R. H. Boxley, and H. W. Waters.
The objects of the organization were: "To cultivate
the science of medicine and all its collateral
branches; to cherish and sustain medical character;
to encourage medical etiquette and to promote mutual
improvement, social intercourse and good feeling
among members of the medical profession."
The first resolution adopted by the association
was one aimed at the Homeopaths, and was as follows:
"Whereas, The scientific medical world has
proven Homeopathy to be a species of empirism,
too flagrant to merit the confidence of rational men,
and too fabulous to deserve even the passing notice
of an educated physician, and as we are convinced
that it is a delusion, far surpassing any other ism
known to the world, witchcraft not excepted, therefore
we will not recognize, professionally or privately,
any man who professes to cure diseases
through the agency of Hahnemanic teachings.
"Be it Resolved, That as a diploma from a regularly
organized medical school is the only evidence
of qualification which our community can obtain in
regard to the doctors in their midst, we respectfully
recommend to the citizens of this flourishing city
that they demand of every man who assumes the
responsibility of a physician to their families, their
diplomas as certificates of their worthiness of patronage,
and that they see to it that they are not im-
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