Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 209 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF D^.LLLAS COUNTY.
rule: of the State Medical Association regarling
adlmission of members. which are as
follows: Article Third of tlhe constitution
_vs there shall be only one class of members
in this# aWsociation, namely: Every regularly
cdiato] imnan within the limits of tle county
who( is a graduate of a regular medical colege
in good standing,. and who adopts and
oonfortm to the code of ethics of thle Amrerictt
Mdoical Association, shall be eligible to
meimberahip in this odiy.
RIeolred, That tlie temporary chairman
appoint si a judicial council three physicians
of the city Mid two of tile county, known to
N regular graduates in medicine, wllose
fduly it lhanll be4 to decide upon tlie eligibility
of candidates for membership and to whom
ail applitictions for embnlerslhip shall be reTi?
naoves resolution being unanimously
adoptl, tlhe cltairmian appointed a coiimit:s
of five, viz.: I)r. Tlhomo)son, Sutton, Altht,
: Sith and Ir. Thomnpson acting as
chairman of said ceomx i ittee.
After a judicial examination of tlle names
brTOUght Itfore tlhe committee tle chairman
a'F:rtrJ tlhirty.seven as eligible to memtbertiip
in t'he society.
lTo next itt)portllnt point for consideraiut
. intg the election of otiicers, tlhe result
m is foll owt: I)r. Morton, president; Dr.
IAnlke, irst vic .prsiGdlent; I)r. Tlruston,
*rMid vic. prsililm t; I)r. Smitlh, treasurer;
Dr Vealz, scrvetary.
On a committee of by. laws the following
WeOr al4lintsdl by)' the president: I)rs. Eatgon,
Jotlhnon al Newmotmt, also a judiciary cotnmit:r~,
cuQtijrinil of l)rs. Leake, Tlholpsoln,
Ston at d Adsc on.
T1,h untme anld style of this society is Itlle
14)lt County Medlical Soiety, anid isatuxil.
iary to the "Texas State Medical Association."
The object of this society is to organize
the medical profession of the county in
the most efficient manner possible: to encournae
a high standing of professional qualifications
and ethics and to promote professional
brotherhood. The meetings of the society
have been both pleasant and instructive.
Many interesting and instructive essays have
been prepared and impressively read by different
members to which tlhe society listened
with great attention and growing interest.
These essays, on different diseases and topics
pertaining to the medical profession, slowed
careful construction and gave every evidence
of long experience and earnest reflection on
the part of thle different authors. These
essays were invariably open for discussion,
when nearly every member found tongue in
either questioning the author's argument or
adding solnetling to tlle paper by recounting,
personal observations and experiences. Tlle
object of tile society is a noble one and las
done much towards strengtllening and elevating
tlhe standard of the medical profession of
The following preamnble and resolutions
were taken from thle records of the society on
tlie death of its first president, J. IT. Morton.
At the death of the first pre sident of this
society, Doctor J. IH. Morton, a meeting was
hold, and the tbllowing resolution expressive
of tile feeling of the society were spread on
IWVilk:zAS, we are again called upon to
mourn the death of a fellow of our society,
as oi the 18th of July, 1887, Dr. John H.
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/209/: accessed March 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.