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HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA .-The Eleventh Annual Commencement of this Institution was held in Philadelphia on Thursday evening, March 3rd. The Valedictory Address was delivered by PROF. JOHN REDMANN COXE, Jr., after which the degree of Doctor of Medicine was conferred on the following gentlemen:- Bell, J. Bachelder, Burr, Charles H., Burdick, Joseph A., Butler, Chas. F., Church, William Irwin, Davis, Joseph Dressor, Downing, John C. Clark, Edwards, Thos. Geo., Ehrman, Louis P., Foster, George S., Hill, C. Judson, Jones. John Aten, King, Barrington S., Lear, J. T., Mason, C. H. McPherson, Wm. H. Moore, Volney L., Peterson, O. W., Rawson, Edward, Scherzer, William, Sellen, Theodore B., Taber, John Duncan, Teague, Jas. P. A Special Degree was conferred on H. M. Cleckley, Columbus, Ga., R. C. Clark, Philadelphia, Pa. and P. J. d'Torres, Cuba. The next course of lectures will begin on the second Monday in October. Prof. J. Beakley is President of the faculty, from whom any information can be obtained by addressing him, cor. 11th and Cherry streets, Philadelphia. _______________ WESTERN HOMOEOPATHIC COLLEGE .-The Ninth Annual Commencement of this College was held in Cleveland on Wednesday evening, March 2nd. A prayer was made by Rev. J. C. White, pastor of the church in which the exercises were conducted, after which PROF. EDWARD A. GUILBERT delivered the Valedictory Address, choosing for his subject the “Hero as a Physician.” The Docter pointed to Hahnemann as being the most perfect illustration of the Hero-Physician, in whatever position we view him, whether it be as a student, struggling to master the more abstruse branches of medicine, and by deep research and profound investigation, extracting from the mines of Science those gems which should shine with perpetual lustre to render his fame immortal; or as a practitioner at the bedside of his patients, minutely observing every manifestation of disease, and applying all the resources of study, experience and observation which an original and well cultivated mind is capable of interpreting disease and effectually remedying it. The lecturer very touchingly referred to the sacrifices of our heroic Hahnemann, his noble poverty and his generous spirit, his character as an exemplary father, a devoted husband, a scholastic genius; finally after enduring great persecution and misrepresentation by the profession, became the accomplished and courted of Parisien medical circles and the now immortal founder of the most liberal and scientific school of medicine. At the close of the address President Wheeler made a few remarks to the graduating class, and Presented Diplomas to the following students:-D. H. Gregory, O.; Edward P. Scales, N. H.; Sarah M. Ellis, Mich.; Arphax Farnsworth, N. Y.; Thomas Cremlish, Pa.; Llewellyn Oliver, Ca.; Janet C. McLean Ga.; Benjamin G. Keyes, N. Y.; John M. Backer, III.; Cady Stevenson, Ca.; Frances Burritt, La.; Orrin Fowle, Mich.; Andrew B. Spinney, N. Y.; Virginia C. Wallace, Pa.; Frederick A. Lathrop, Wis.; Chester Smith, Mich.; Geo. Pyburn, Ca.; Douglas S. Low, Tenn.; Maria M. Gross, O.; Jerome B. Frasier, N. T.; Anna M. Gatchell, O.; JonathanK. Hamilton, Me.; John Davies, Wis. An honorary degree was conferred upon Alexander H. Burrit, La. At the conclusion of the exercises the faculty and graduates, with their friends, proceeded to the Weddell House, where a bountiful supper awaited them, at which the usual amount of toasts were given and responded to. J. D. ___________ ….BOSTON HOMOEOPATHIC FAIR.-The Bostonians following the good example of the Homoeopathists of London, have had a fair for the benefit of their Homoeopathic Dispensary. We take the following account from the Saturday Evening Gazette. This demonstration of the disciples of the new system of medicine, which has verified in its progress the prophecy of Scripture, that a little one should become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation, commenced on Tuesday, at the Music Hall. There was an unfavorable manifestation of the weather, which was decidedly hydropathic in its tendency, but the most summerish feeling prevailed within, among the fair saleswomen and the masters of ceremonies, who availed themselves of the opportunity afforded them of completing arrangements, which a great crowd at the opening would have prevented. From the moment of the opening, the hall presented an animated scene, and for a merely denominational gathering-a family party so to speak-the occasion was in all its details of matter and manner, perhaps as successful as any that ever transpired in Boston. There was more than allopathic redundance in the variety and quantity of articles exhibited and sold, the hearts of the contributors having warmed with a benevolence in keeping with that which inspired the great founder of Homoeopathy, in seeking for its truth, and which led to so important a revolution in materia medica. The saleswomen seemed imbued with unwonted enthusiasm, as though the great German were indeed present, in spirit, to inspire and cheer them in the effort they were making for the promulgation of his faith And the enthusiasm was enkindled by a grateful sense of benefits received. The mothers who participated had seen their children restored by the salutary operations of Homoeopathy, while the younger people acknowledged its claim because a brother or sister had been benefited through its agency. The arrangement of the decorations had been entrusted to the care of R. M. Yale, who was assisted in his labors by the general committee having the fair in charge, and some very fine effects were produced through-their combined tastes. On the front of the platform, a bronze bust of Hahnemann was an object of attraction. The massive forehead, the care depicted on the face in whose deep lines one could read the straggles that had tried his soul, the stooped head expressive of reflection, rendered it a most interesting study. Hahnemann must be regarded as a great man by all who recognize fidelity to principle as a test of greatness. His fidelity was maintained at a immense sacrifice. His trials were of the kind that try men the severest. His foes were those of his own household, as well as of the world, and it was literally in the depth of on agony of soul like that which fell upon the Master in Gethsemane, that the light broke upon him. It was an answer to a prayer as fervent as ever went up to Heaven from a human heart. The names that we find in our note-book-comprising, as near as we could learn, all who took part in the sales-we have placed according to their numbers, with such specific allusion to their respective tables as the subsequent days' minutes suggest: No. 4.-(Newburyport)-Mrs. Wm. Ashby, Mrs. Geo. Lyford, Misses Elizabeth and Annie Ashby. This stand, under charge of Ladies of Newburyport, contained many tasty and elegant articles. Of the most beautiful of these, were paintings of autumn leaves and flowers, respectively by Mrs. Professor Emerson, Miss Curson and Miss Ashby, that were greatly admired. Besides these, were some tiny baskets of wax fruit and flowers, of admirable fidelity to nature. No. 5.-(Chelsea)-Mrs. Horatio Jenkins, Mrs. S. B. Haskell, Mrs. R. S. Frost, Mrs. Wm. L. Libby, Mrs. J. H. Osgood, Mrs. V. B. Mansfield, Mrs. J. C. Hubbard, Miss Nelly Gibson, Miss Lizzie Peirce, Mrs. Frank B. Fay and Miss Lizzie May. Connected with this department was a museum of foreign curiosities, under charge of Mrs. Fanny Carlton, assisted by Miss Emma Miller and Miss Mary A. Lane. The Museum, connected with this department, deserves more than a merely careless notice. Herein were gathered “scores o' auld nick nackets.” Of these was a basin in which five Presidents, including Washington, had washed their hands, a goblet that once was Washington's, a cup and saucer authentically his, and a pair of black satin small clothes that were worn by A. Bishop, of Medford, in 1783, at a levee in honor of Washington, a pot, waiter and andirons from the Mayflower, a bit of the rock on which Capt. Cook was killed, water from the pool of Siloam, books of the dates of 1667 and 1629, old shoe buckles, a shoe worn by a bride a hundred years ago, and hundreds of other things that we havn't room to mention. No. 11.-Miss W. May. A Memorial of the late Dr. Wesselhoeft was for sale at this table and found many buyers. More attention was here paid to useful articles than to those of an ornamental character. No. 13.-Mrs. A. W. Farrar, Mrs. J. M. Wright, Mrs. Elisha Atkins, Miss S. Maria Freeman, Miss Carrie Freeman, Miss Emily Cobb. This table was filled with a fine assortment of goods. Among the many things sold was a fine view of Lake Winnipiseogee, by Bradford Freeman. No. 15.-Mrs. E. V. Gregory, Miss Kate B. Perkins, Miss Kate B. Jones, Miss A. Snow. This table was ornamented by a fine bronze bust of Hahnemann. Much zeal was here displayed by the young homoeopathists, who proved their ability to trade in a marked degree. No. 20.-Mrs. Dr. L. Macfarland, Mrs. Geo. Harrington, Mrs. A. A. Foster, Mrs. F. A. Hall, Miss Sarah Tinkham, Miss Teresa Tileston, Miss Julia C. Crane, Miss Caroline Southard. Here Mrs. Macfarland's taste, skill, industry and tact had collected a small world of pretty things, and her enthusiasm regarding the fair and its objects knew no bounds. Her table was wide spread. She had assistants in many directions. “Whose table is this?” we asked, where humming birds were hopping like life in the branches of beautiful trees; “Mrs. Macfarland's,” was the reply. Whose is this? we asked of two beautiful ladies who were in charge of sixty pounds of cake with four real gold rings in it; “ Mrs. Macfarland's,” was the reply. Mrs. Macfarland was a busy and a cheerful spirit in the fair. No. 22.-Mrs. W. W. Clapp, Jr., Mrs. W. W. Baker, Miss Sophie T. Dennie, Miss Josophine H. Ellis, Mrs. P. S. Fiske. There were many evidences at this table of the skillful handiwork of the ladies, but the leading article was a beautiful gold watch, presented by the Waltham Watch Manufactory, one of the best specimens of their work and fully equal to any foreign importation. Its beauty attracted many to become subscribers and a hundred dollars was thus obtained by dollar contributions. A sunset scene at Newport, R. I., by Joseph Ames, the well known artist, and an original sketch of Sheep, by C. A. Barry, were much admired. The “blue and gold series,” donated by Messrs. Ticknor & Fields found ready purchasers, and many little people were convinced that the “grab bag” was not a sham. No. 25.-(Cambridge)-Mrs. Dr. H. L. Chase, Mrs. John J. Stevens, Mrs. Thos. Mickell, Mrs. Frank Russell, Mrs. Dr. Chas. Farnsworth, Miss Emma Bird, Miss Kate Manson, Miss Hattie Dean, Miss Maria Farnsworth. There were exceedingly fine things at the Cambridge table, prominent among which were two landscapes from J. W. A. Scott, as fine a painter as ever tried a brush with our native scenery, and an Alpine scene by Mrs. Theophilus Parsons, a very fine production. Some plates were for sale at this stand, made for the fair in New York, ornamented with views of several Boston and Cambridge localities. Flower Stand-Mrs. N. P. Banks, Mrs. A. H. Rice, Miss L. M. Appleton. The flower bower was decorated in a very appropriate manner, with evergreen and its rich vases, epergnes and stands, were filled with the choicest' flowers which were rapidly disposed of by the ladies who had it in charge. That they brought to their duty the most willing attention we have assurance in the result of their labors, and to the interest evinced by the worthy lady of our Governor, and her accomplished assistants, the fair was indebted for one of its chief attractions. The profile cutter was present, using his scissors with a skill which is at once noticeable and remunerative. He volunteered in the cause contributing by no means a homoeopathic portion of his receipts. His tongue is quite as sharp as his scissors, and those who endeavor to ascertain the exact time he commenced his apprenticeship obtain but little information. We suspect he is an English Earl in disguise, and is now waiting the result of a suit in chancery to restore him to his carriage and four, and his opera box and seat in the House of Lords. The Committee of Arrangements who have been at work for many weeks in preparing for this fair, merit the congratulations of all who wish well to the practice of homoeopathy. They have been most assiduous in their labors, and have done much towards accomplishing the glorious result which so many willing hands have assisted in. Joseph Story, Esq.'s large experience was of most material benefit, and in Dr. Talbot, Dr. Macfarland and Dr. Thayer, he found most able backers. 8. O. Cheever, Esq., held the laboring oar with the zeal of an enthusiast. Judge Russell superintended the lower hall, and upon Geo. F. Emery, Esq. the important office of Treasurer devolved-and it was fortunate that a cool, clear headed gentleman accepted the responsibility. They triumphed over all minor difficulties and may rest from the labors of the month -with the assurance that not merely the Homoeopathic Dispensary, but Homoeopathy as a practice, has received an impetus from their noble exertions. On the platform in the rear of the Post-Office and Flower Stand, were planted the Sewing Machines, the gifts of their several manufacturers. The skill which those who tended them shew in their management, induced many to aspire to like facility in their employment. The splendid seven-octave pianoforte donated by Messrs. Hallet and Cumston attracted the attention of all. It is a superb instrument, rich and full-toned, and of exquisite workmanship. It was disposed of at raffle, and brought five hundred dollars. On the floor was the richly carved table with marble top, presented by Messrs. Lawrence, Wilde & Co., successors to Doe, Hazelton & Co. Above the sound of voices, and adding materially to the cheerfulness of the scene, was the sound of singing birds, in cages about the hall, who song made pleasant music. Apropos of music, we would mention that Gilmore's Serenade Band attended throughout the evenings of the fair, and greatly enhanced the interest of the occasion by their truly admirable performance. To provide an interesting variety in the entertainment for those visiting the fair, the lower hall was secured for intellectual exercises, and on each evening large audiences attended upon such exhibitions as the committee hid selected for them. On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings the comedy of the “Rent Day” was performed by the Forrest Dramatic Association; and on the latter evening Miss Susie Cluer gave several poetical recitations in a manner that elicited the warmest approval. On Thursday evening, Mrs. Barrow gave a series of readings in her usual excellent manner. On Friday evening the programme comprised a melange of vocal and elocutionary performances, in which the Orpheus Glee Club, Mrs. Harwood, Mrs. E. A. Wentworth and Miss Susie C. Cluer took The attractions in the upper hall, however, seriously interfered with a proper appreciation of this meritorious performance. The more costly articles were disposed of at raffle, and many persons for a slight compensation obtained articles of value. We have noticed the more prominent donations thus distributed. The schemes were drawn by Mr. Bigelow. who discharged his duty with marked politeness. The Marshals were very attentive and contributed very materially to the success of the fair. The scene this evening was lively in the extreme and the crowd as large as ever. There were many distinguished persons present, including Governor Banks, Hon. Anson Burlingame and others. At 9½ o'clock this evening Mr. Story rang the bell (which has repeatedly been sounded during the fire days to call the attention of parents to their lost children, or to return articles found) for the last time, announcing the close of the Fair, and returning thanks to those who had participated. His request that the audience would leave the hall as speedily as possible in order that the booths might be removed was consented to, and Gilmore's Serenade Band played “Home, Sweet Home” to speed the guests to their own households. The receipts will not fall short of fourteen thousand dollars, and the TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS which it was hoped would be realized, are secure and probably a thousand surplus. The goods unsold will be placed in a room and disposed of at private sale. It were impossible, without giving our paper entirely up to their description, to mention a hundredth or a thousandth part of the beautiful things that w.ere seen in every direction. We conclude as we began by commending the fair as a whole, and pronouncing it, as all whom we saw admitted that it was, the most successful of any that was ever held in Boston. ___________ Personal. -Dr. Samuel S. Guy being' about to leave Brooklyn for a residence in Virginia, is desirous of opening a correspondence with a good Homoeopathic physician with a view to introducing him to his friends and patrons as a proper man to fill his place. Any such physician desiring this location may learn particulars by addressing Dr. Guy at Brooklyn, N. Y. BOOKS RECEIVED.**

A Repertory or systematic arrangement of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica.

Parts I and II; By DRS. DRYSDALE, ATKIN, DUDGEON and STOKES, pp. 168, Manchester Eng.; Henry Turner-1859.

Valedictory Address, delivered at the Eleventh Annual Commencement of the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania, By J. REDMAN COXE, JR, M. D. pp. 18, March, 1859.

Monthly Homeopathic Review; London, March, 1859.

The Homoeopath; New York, March, 1859.

American Medical Monthly; New York, March, 1859.

American Druggists' Circular; New York, March. 1859.

The New York Journal of Medicine; Mew York, March, 1859.

Medical News and Library; Philadelphia. March, 1859.

College Journal of Medical Science; Cincinnati, March, 1859.

Maine Medical and Surgical Reporter; Portland, March, 1859.

The American Journal of Pharmacy; Philadelphia, March, 1859.

Louisville Medical Gazette; Louisville, Ky., March, 1859.

The Peninsular and Independent Medical Journal; Detroit, March, 1859.

Allgemeine Homoeopatische Zeitung; Leipzig. Vol. 58, Nos. 6 to 11.

Neue Zeitschrift fur Homoeopatische Klinik; Dresden. Vol. IV, Nos. 1 to 3.

Historical Magazine; New York, March, 1859.

Tiffany's Monthly; New York, March, 1859.

Young Men' Magazine. New York, March, 1859.

Zweiter Bericht uber den Fortgang des Evang. Krankenhauses, unter dem nachgesuchten Charter “ Barmherzige Samariter Hospital” benannt in St Louis Mo. From Dr. T. G. Comstock. pp. 20-St. Louis, 1859.


Source: The AMERICAN HOMOEOPATHIC REVIEW Vol. 01 No. 07, 1859, page 331-336
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