The Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the International Hahnemannian Association held at Atlantic City, June 27, 28, 29, 1944, was a very successful meeting in every way. The attendance was very good considering the strenuous times we are going through and the difficulties of getting train reservations. The scientific papers were very good and of the best type of genuine Hahnemannian homoeopathy.
As usual, there was no bickering or political agitation but everything that was done was for the advancement of the I.H.A. and the good of homoeopathy. Dr.Allan D. Sutherland, the retiring President, is to be complimented on the success of the meeting as it was late when it was definitely decided to hold a meeting this year. Dr. Sutherland made an unusually good and capable presiding officer.
There were ninety-eight who attended the banquet on Tuesday evening, which was the largest attendance for many years. The Presidents Message was well received and especially stressed the lack of homoeopathic teachings in our so-called homoeopathic medical colleges.
Dr. Elizabeth Wright Hubbard was the toastmistress and chairman of the evening. She kept everything going smoothly, with much fun and some seriousness. There were numerous short snappy speeches and no one was called on to contribute to the treasury of the I.H.A. for making a serious speech as it had been announced that everyone, except the President, who gave a serious talk would be fined.
The officers for the coming year are: President—–Elizabeth Wright Hubbard, M.D. New York City First Vice President—Carl H. Enstam, M.D., Los Angeles, Calif. 2nd Vice President—Wm. H. Wolfram, M.D., Cincinnati, Ohio Corr. Secretary—–Julia M. Green, M.D., Washington, D.C. Secy- Treas.——–A. Dwight Smith, M.D., Glendale, Calif.
Dr. Elizabeth Wright Hubbard, the new President, asked for suggestions for the coming year. She asked for and it was voted that she was to appoint several committees to carry out various plans during the coming year for the advancement of homoeopathy and the I.H.A.
If Dr. Hubbard keeps up the enthusiasm during the coming year that she had on the last day of the meeting, and if she puts through all that she spoke of and suggested one can be assured of great accomplishments for the I.H.A. and homoeopathy during her term of office.
One familiar face that was missed at this meeting, the first meeting that he has missed for many years, was Dr. H.A. Roberts of Derby, Conn. He was unable to attend because of illness.