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opinion that the PresiVOTED that this be adopted.
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HENRY W. MORGAN,
Committee on Education.
VOTED that this report be accepted.
Fourth Session-Thursday, 10:00 A. M., July 9
The fourth adjuurned session of the House of Delegates was held at Exposition Park July 9 at 10:00 A. M. and called to order by President Brown.
St., Washington, D. C., as its counsel in matters
CHAS. W. RODGERS. July 7, 1914.
VOTED that the reading of the minutes be postponed until the next session of this House of Delegates.
UNANIMOUSLY VOTED that the first order of business at the next session of this House be the unfinished report from the Committee on Amendments.
VOTED that this report be received.
REPORT OF JUDICIAL COUNCIL. The Judicial Council, organized with J. R. Callahan
as Chairman and R. Ottolengui Secretary. The following resolution was proposed by Dr. Don Gallie, seconded by Dr. V. S. Jones :
Resolved, That all complaints referred to this Council be made in writing, in order that investigation and debate may be strictly limited to the question involved.
J. R. CALLAHAN,
CHAS. E. OAKMAN. July 8th, 1914.
VOTED that the report and resolution of the Judicial Council be received and approved.
REPORT OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE. In the matter of legislation affecting the National Dental Association, the undersigned made a trip to Washington last December, at which time certain inatters were gone into, among them the method of appointing Dental Surgeons in the Navy. It was found that certain appointments were being made in a manner which the Association has cortended were not authorized by law, and it was sought to either have the law amended in such manner as to leave no room for but one construction to be placed thereon, or else to get a decision from a high authority construing the present law relating to such appointments.
Considerable work was done along the lines of having the law amended in the 1914 appropriation bill, but this was found impracticable in view of the desire of the Navy Department to have the matter held in abeyance until an entirely new law could be framed covering the entire subject but which could not be done in time to go into the last bill. Your Committee then proceeded with a view to getting the law as it now stands construed by an official of the Government whose decision would control in such matters. This decision has recently been obtained, and while it is as yet unofficial in the sense that there was no actual case before the officer rendering the decision, it will govern when a case is put before that officer, which your Committee is now endeavoring to do and expects to accomplish in a short time.
This decision is from the highest possible source, and your Committee is much gratified to report that it is directly in favor of the contention of the Association before the Navy Department in the matter of these appointments.
Your Committee has further to report that the relations of the National Dental Association and the Navy Department, in the light of recent events, is very cordial and it is believed that the way has been paved for complete accord before the Department and the Association.
Your Committee also reports that it has retained the services of Mr. Charles B. Coflin, 412 Fifth
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PHARMACOPOEIAL To the Officers and Members of the House of Dele
gates of the National Dental Association. Gentlemen :
Your Committee on Pharmacopocia present a report of watchful waiting this year and suggest a continuance of this Committee in order to maintain a center of information and active preparation and interest in the work of the United States Pharmacopoeial Convention which meets in 1920 for revision of the United States Pharmacopocia.
M. F. FINLEY, Chairman. Rochester, N. Y., July 9, 1914.
VOTED that this report be accepted and the Committee continued.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH.
Rochester, N. Y., July 9, 1914. To the Omcers and Members of the House of Del
egates of the National Dental Association : Gentlemen : Your Committee on Public Health have no report of further definite action on this subject by Congress within the last year. The most recent legislation pertaining to the National
Bureau of Public Health materially extended the authority and usefulness of this Bureau.
The increased interest on the part of the general public and the more attentive attitude of Congress indicate the early shaping of the policy which will recognize more fully the responsibility and economic interest of the government in public health matters. It will then be but a short step in so enlarging and increasing the Public Health service to the logical end, namely: the establishment of a Department of Public Health which will provide the effective machinery and exercise the necessary authority to accomplish its objects as the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, etc., are now accomplishing their respective objects.
In the attainment of this end the influence of the dental profession should be exerted with directness and wisdom so as to be not only effective in bringing about the main object but, also, for the recognition and extension of the important function of dentistry in contributing materially to the Improvement of the mental, moral and physical welfare of the race as well as to the comfort, health and longevity of the comparatively few who receive its beneficent ministrations. Respectfully submitted,
M. F. FINLEY, Chairman. VOTED that this report be accepted.
has been passed by the present Congress as follows:
All original appointments to the Dental Corps shall be as acting Dental Surgeon (Contract Dental Surgeon) and after three years service in a manner satisfactory to the Governor of the State or the commanding general, District of Columbia Militia, such appointees may be appointed and be commissioned as First Lieutenant in the Dental Corps. In other words, the way the law now stands the militia organization must be the same as the regular army which of course includes its medical personnel; this applies as well to volunteers, and dental surgeons must be appointed in the ratio of 1 to 1000 men. Dental surgeons entering in thelr professional capacity must serve in either the militia or volunteers under the existing law three years as contract dental surgeon before securing their commission as First Lieutenant. II disability occurs in line of duty while in this status of contract dental surgeon, or acting dental surgeon, they receive no retirement or are they or their wives entitled to a pension if disability occurs even in line of duty. They haven't even the protection of a private in their own regiment who draws $15 per month. This, Gentlemen, is in strict harmony with the recommendations advocated by the President and approved by the committee to which his address was referred. Our committee would urge that the Legislation Committee, to be elected at this meeting, be directed to use their best effort to secure this legislation at the earliest practical opportunity. We further recommend that when such Bill is introduced in Congress that it should receive the legal support of every member of this Association.
C. B. GIFFORD
Committee. VOTED that this report be accepted and the recommendations adopted.
The head of this Corps should have the rank of Colonel, because he will have under his supervision double the number of omicers in a regiment which always has a Colonel at its head. Also
will have the supervision of the Oral Health of over one hundred thousand men.
In creating a Dental Reserve Corps it is your committee's desire to eliminate the contract status from the army; the Dental Corps being the only Corps having such men. The wording of the present law which created the Dental Corps (Act of Congress March 3, 1911) has been construed by the Chlef in charge of militia affairs, Washington, D. C., in its application to the organized militia under the Dick Law and Volunteer troops to be raised under the last volunteer bill which
The General Secretary announced that New York now had, including dues received at registration booth, paid in over $1300, which would entitle this state, if these funds were added to amount already paid, to another delegate.
UNANIMOUSLY VOTED to seat Dr. H. C. Ferris, of Brooklyn, N. Y., in the House of Delegates.
REPORT OF RELIEF COMMITTEE. Your Committee submits the following report:
The plan suggested by Dr. R. Ottolengui of getting up a Christmas seal similar to that used by the Red Cross, has been very successfully worked up by the New England members of your Commit
tee and Dr. Gaylord reports about $3600.00 as the result of his labors. The design for this seal was prepared by Dr. Chas. McManus, to whom your Committee is indebted not only for this artistic work, but for many useful suggestions.
Considering the late start, we think our New England members have done well in the sale of seals; but this much has been the fruits of much and the sacrifice of much time and considerable money, all of which they have cheerfully contributed to this cause.
Your Chairman had 3000 circular letters printed with pledge cards and these were divided with Dr. Chambers and mailed to the members of the State Societies in our respective territories. This letter solicited contributions to the Relief Fund and the pledge card was a promise of annual contributions as follows:
.$ 452.63 Nov. & Dec., Christmas Seals.
271.15 Oct., Nov. & Dec., Cash advanced by E.
S. Gaylord for clerical work, night letters, telegrams, railroad expenses, etc.
161.48 Cash subscriptions from Dental organiz
100.00 Ohio Dental Society..
50.00 New Haven Dental Society.... 50.00 First District Dental Society of New York
25.00 Second District Dental Society of Brooklyn
To the National Dental Association Relief Fund
I hereby agree to subscribe annually the sum of ($......) for the Benefit Insurance Fund of the National Dental Association.
This is done with the understanding that I am free to either discontinue my subscription, increase or reduce it at my pleasure.
Member of .....
Cash purchase of
Seals from the S.
Seals from Consolidated D. M. C.,
York Cash purchase of
Seals from 57 other dental dealers
Contributors were requested to make returns to our Treasurer, Dr. H. B. McFadden. In addition to these, Dr. Chambers had printed another circular letter with the pledge card, asking for contributions to be sent in to his office.
His report, which I submit herewith, shows that he mailed 2900 circular letters, besides 200 written appeals. It is with much regret that we must report the resignation of Dr. Chambers from the Committee. This he says is because of failing health, on which account his medical advisor has ordered him to lessen his work. Dr. Chambers has rendered our Committee valuable assistance; his work has always been promptly and efficiently done, his contributions to our cause have always been generous and his counsel wise. It is with sincere regret that we must lose him from our Committee.
We therefore request the appointment of another man to serve as alternate, but it is our desire to retain Dr. Chambers in our Committee.
E. S. GAYLORD,
VOTED that the supplementary report of the Amendment Committee be adopted.
VOTED that the National Relief Committee be increased by four members, and amended that the original committee of three may select the four additional members.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON DENTAL
UNANIMOUSLY VOTED that consent be given to Dr. Marshall to present the matter of transferring the balance of the California Relief Fund to the National Relief Fund.
VOTED that the Treasurer be authorized to consolidate the two funds into one fund, to be known as the National Relief Fund.
REPORT OF AMENDMENT COMMITTEE read, with regard to redistricting:
District No. 1: Maine 1; New Hampshire 1; Vermont 1; Massachusetts 3; Rhode Island 2; Connecticut 3. 1063 members, 11 delegates.
District No. 2: New York 9 and New Jersey 2. 1421 members, 11 delegates.
District No. 3: Pennsylvania 3; Delaware not reported; Maryland 1; West Virginia 1; and Ohio 8. 1699 members, 13 delegates.
District No. 4: Virginia 2; District of Columbia 1; National Capital 1; Army 1; Navy, delegate not seated; North Carolina not reported; South Carolina 2; Georgia 1; Florida 1; Alabama 2; Mississippi 2; Louisiana 2; Porto Rico 1. 849 members, 16 delegates.
District No. 5: Michigan 4; Indiana 4; Kentucky 3; Tennessee 2. About 1700 members, 13 delegates.
District No. 6: Wisconsin 1 and Illinois 10. 1759 members, 11 delegates.
District No. 7: Iowa 4; Minnesota 3; Nebraska 3; South Dakota not reported; North Dakota 2; Wyoming 1; Montana 1. 1413 members, 14 delegates.
District No. 8: Missouri 4; Kansas 3; Colorado 2; Arkansas 1; Oklahoma 2; Texas 2; Arizano 1; New Mexico 1. 1471 members, 16 delegates.
District No. 9: Washington 2; Oregon 2; California 4; Southern California 2; Idaho not reported; Nevada not reported; Utah 1; Phillipine Islands, Alaska and Hawaiin Islands not reported. 987 members, 11 delegates.
Map of the nine districts shown in Vol. 1, No. 4, October issue, Official Bulletin. Page 151.
To the House of Delegates National Dental Associ
ation: Your Committee on Dental Education has carefully considered that portion of the most excellent address of the President under the head of "Increasing Dental Standards" and is of the opinion that it involves the most difficult and important questions demanding your thoughtful consideration. We especially commend the plea of the President for increased 'Enciency" of dental graduates; but suggest that greater thoroness would accomplish the object better than an increase in the curriculum.
It is a well recognized fact that histology, pathology and bacteriology are fundamentals in which the dental student should be well grounded, and all dental colleges should meet the requirements by specialized courses to fit the needs of the dentist.
Your committee agrees with the President that if more time was spent in obtaining the dental degree, better results would be obtained, and would therefore recommend that an additional session should be added as soon as practicable. Your committee would ask that this question, and the question of increased preliminary training be referred to the committee on "Dental Education and Educational Council” to work out the problems involved in such a manner as see:n just and right.
The Committee is of the opinion that the President's conclusions are correct, and that the preliminary educational requirements can be best and most effectively worked out thru the co-operation of the State Boards of Education of the various states and the State Boards of Dental Examiners.
The Dental profession of America owes it to the students, to itself, and to the public to be informed and to go direct the dentist of the future that he may make no mistake in his efforts to become a respected member of our great profession and a qualified servant of humanity. Respectfully submitted,
HENRY W. MORGAN,
Committee on Education.
VOTED that this report be accepted.