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F. B. Archibald, William C. Dodd, E. Lewis,
E. H. Davidson, Samuel W. Latta, M. D.,
W. S. McGowan, Jr., Thomas Aldcorn, George Day,
Robert Milne, George F. Atwood, E. S. Doughty,
R. F. McKenna, George Arthur, H. L. Des Anges, A. Major, William Alter,
Charles R. Ellicott, W. C. Merryman,
R. C. McIntosh,
G. B. Minshull,
T. H. Minshull,
E. F. Morgan,
William C. Munroe,
George E. Molleson, Werner Boecklin, G. W. Frech,
Walter T. Margetts,
J. G. Moore,
A. L. Merritt,
William McIntosh, E. J. Brennan,
Edward E. Gold, John J. Moorhead, George L. Bourne, H. W. Gilbert,
Henry A. Newell, R. W. Burnett,
F. A. Goodwin, M. D., A. E. Ostrander,
B. H. Hegeman, Jr., James Overbaugh,
H. J. Quigg,
J. W. Rourk, L. J. Carmalt,
H. Wade Hibbard, W. Boardman Reed, R. B. Cowley, Jr., J. B. Hinch,
J. H. Regan, F. W. Chriswell, J. J. Haley,
F. I. Reese, Frank Cizek,
G. H. Hutchinson, David H. Ruby, Charles K. Clark, G. W. Hardcastle, W. Stuart Roe, J. S. Chambers, O. Harlan,
J. B. Robins, C. J. Coon,
George L. Hall, J. R. Robinson,
George E. Hockett, John P. Roth, Jr.,
E. A. Simmons,
F. K. Shults, F. P. Cheesman, L. W. Hyman,
John J. Shannon,
J. B. Hulett, M. D., R. H. Smith,
E. W. Snowdon,
H. M. Sperry,
A. E. Sellenings, M. D., J. M. Cherry,
Sinclair J. Johnson, J. G. Sickles,
W. D. Stivers,
Harry W. Sheldon,
George Keegan, George H. Slade,
R. A. Sheerin,
J. H. Smythe,
E. Sturge, M. D.,
A. H. Sisson,
C. E. Sawyer, M, D., J. M. Des Islets, A. J. Lambert,
George A. Post, A. Devine,
Gerald A. Lough, C. S. Parkhill, M. D.,
E. H. Tilley,
E. A. Vreeland,
J. R. Williams,
The PRESIDENT—The first in the regular order of business, the roll-call, will be dispensed with. The reading of the minutes of the October meeting will be dispensed with as they have been printed and distributed. The next in order is the Treasurer's annual report.
November ist, 1905. To the Officers and Members of the New York Railroad Club:
GENTLEMEN :—The following is a statement of the receipts and disbursements as Treasurer of the New York Railroad Club for the year ending November 1, 1905: Balance on hand November 1, 1904.
$10,613.08 Received from Secretary..
$8,852.11 Less note protested.
.$304.90 Protest charges
8,545.71 Interest from Colonial Trust Company.
The PRESIDENT—This report has been received and accepted by your Executive Committee and will be ordered printed in the regular Proceedings of the Club.
The next in order is the Secretary's Report.
THE SECRETARY'S ANNUAL REPORT.
RECEIPTS. From advertising
$5,101.26 initiation fees, candidates not yet elected.
69.00 dues, candidates not yet elected..
46.00 dues of members for 1903..
2.00 initiation fees of new members..
396.00 sales of Proceedings..
365.70 miscellaneous sources
MEMBERSHIP DUES ACCOUNT. Dues 1903, paid for reinstatement... ( 7).... $ 14.00 1905, (exclusive of those deceased
(1,433).... 2,866.00 Deceased or resigned paying in 1904-05 the current year's dues..
( 8)... 16.00 Dues paid in 1904 for 1904.
2.00 1905 1904.
Dropped for non-payment of dues and lack of address.
Total number of members in good standing Nov. 1, 1905.
The PRESIDENT—The report of the Secretary has been approved by your Executive Committee and will be printed in the regular Proceedings.
The report of the Inspectors of Election, A. C. Tully, Chairman, George N. Cole and D. M. Boyd will next be presented:
The tellers appointed to open the envelopes and canvass the ballots met this afternoon and announce the following as the result:
Of the 102 regular ballots cast, all were in favor of the ticket duly nominated by the Nominating Committee, as follows:
For President, H. H. Vreeland.
Second Vice-President, W. G. Besler.
Executive Member (three years), C. H. Ketcham.
A. C. TULLY, Chairman,
Geo. H. COLE. The next in order is the Discussion of Technical Subjects. The paper this evening is by Albert E. Sellenings, Ph. R. M. D., on “First Aid to the Injured in Railroad Establishments.” As we have quite a number present who desire to speak upon this subject, I will, without any preface, introduce Dr. Sellenings to the audience.
First Aid to the Injured in Railroad Establishments.
ALBERT E. SELLENINGS, PH. B. M. D.,
Assistant Surgeon, Gouverneur Hospital; Demonstrator of Anatomy,
University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College; Member Hospital Graduates Club; Member Society of Alumni of Bellevue
Hospital. The presentation of a paper before this club by one of the medical profession is, I believe, a new and unusual departure from the customary arrangements of your programmes. For the consequences of such a new feature you must look to your secretary who extended the invitation to appear before you and who also suggested the title of the paper. I desire to express at this time my sincere thanks for the invitation extended to me, and to assure you that I appreciate the privilege of presenting this subject of “First Aid to the injured in Railroad Establishments,” before your society. The main purpose of my remarks shall be an endeavor to show you that first aid is a necessary adjunct in the management of a welloperated establishment, and that its benefits are a thing very much to be
desired. I cannot show you by direct calculation that the general adoption of first aid in railroads will show an increase in the net earnings, nor can I demonstrate that dividends will be larger and more frequent.
The beginning of first aid to the injured dates back some twenty-eight years when in Great Britain the first associations for the granting of certificates were formed. In other parts of the world the example of Great Britain was soon followed, and to-day we have many organizations throughout our own country. The New York Board of Education has recently instituted a system of instruction in First Aid to the Young America, which fact gives evidence that its principles are of easy understanding and simplicity. As regards the preservation of general health and sanitary living as a means to that end, the public has been instructed by our Board of Health and the public press. To a lesser degree, has the knowledge regarding surgical conditions, as opposed to medical conditions, been disseminated. That the surgical phase in this dissemination of knowledge to the masses has been neglected is a matter of regret.
Railroad men, as a whole, whose very occupation exposes them to the greatest hazards, have directly received but scant instruction in those principles to which I refer. The instruction of railroad men, or any body of laymen, for that matter, in the principles of first aid, has not for its object the instruction of individuals to such a degree of proficiency that a feeling of confidence is inspired to treat any accident to its final solution, but merely to impress those principles which, if disregarded, serve to maim for life and render the individual incapacitated for further earning capacity and so of further usefulness to himself, family and company. The argument that a little learning is a dangerous thing, and that individuals instructed in first aid will think themselves physicians and surgeons and take upon themselves greater responsibilities than is their right, ought not to hold and does not hold where the system of first aid is in efficient operation. The first aid rendered is first aid, in the strictest sense of the word-only a temporary, well directed, and intelligent aid until such time as a physician can be consulted. The physician is not to be supplanted -he is to be aided as well as is the patient. It is to be impressed that every injury, however slight and seemingly trivial, should receive the strictest care and examination of a physician as soon as possible after its incipiency. An innocent looking wound may give the greatest amount of trouble and lead to serious complications, if the initial dressing lack the simple, yet efficient surgical care. The time-honored custom of railroad men of saturating wounds with well masticated tobacco, with cobwebs, waste and the like, is unclean, to say the least, and in the eyes or the surgeon, filth. Such practices are pernicious; they render havoc and defeat good surgery. For such reasons it is obvious that instruction should be as much in what not to do, as in what to do. At the expense of a little time on the part of the man and of the railway surgeon or his assistant, the individual might have learned enough of surgery to have been of incalculable service to himself or others in time of injury. His intelligent conception of the nature of his injury would have told hini, because of his previous instruction, that tobacco juice and greasy waste are