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SOUVENIRS 

TWENTY-FIFTH 
ANNIVERSARY 
of CHICAGO 
MEDICAL CLUB 

MAY 7 , 1908 




R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS CO. PRINTERS 
CHICAGO 



List of Officers 

From May 2nd, 1883, to May 7, 1884 



President 

EDMUND J. DOERING, M. D. 

First Vice-President 

HENRY T. BYFORD, M. D. 

Second Vice-President 

D. A. K. STEELE, M. D. 

Secretary and Treasurer 

L T. POTTER, M. D. 

Executive Committee 

DRS. E. J. DOERING 
L. T. POTTER 



List of Officers 

From May 7th, 1908, to May 1, 1909 



President 
FRANK S. JOHNSON 

First Vice-President 
E. W. ANDREWS 

Second Vice-President 

J. C. HOAG 

Secretary and Treasurer 

R. W. BISHOP 




IFE'S SWEETEST ASSOCIATIONS 
ARE OUTSIDE THE REALM OF 
PHYSIOLOGIC SENSE ; ARE WITH 
THE GOOD THINGS WE PER- 
CEIVE IN NATURE AND IN MAN. 
J q AS WE LEARN TO SEE AND 
TO LOVE THE GLORIES OF NATURE, SO WE 
LEARN TO SEE AND TO LOVE THOSE 
QUALITIES IN MAN WHICH MAPJC THE GOOD 
WITHIN — THOSE QUALITIES WHICH CON- 
STITUTE THE PART THAT IS TO BE ETERNAL. 
THE EXISTENCE OF SUCH QUALITIES IS THE 
BASIS OF FRIENDSHIP— THE EXCHANGE OF 
APPRECIATION, THE CEMENT OF FRIENDSHIP 



THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS 





ENTLEMEN and fellows in heart, 
this meeting signals our silver an- 
niversary; with it we round out 



a quarter of a Century of growing good fel- 
lowship — of mutual understanding and 
helpfulness. 

Of ourselves, as we know each other, each 
has his own adduction, his own gravitational 
force that draws and holds the others to him ; 
each his own light that designates him from 
the rest. 

We were from the first a systemic unit in 
feeling, and in loyalty to each other — a unit 
of harmony in a seething, tumultuous city — a 
quiet, unobtrusive company that never aimed 
at corporate influence, was indeed never 
known as a body (though parenthetically it 
may be said, sotto-voce, that "the Twenty- 
second Street crowd" was at one time held 
responsible for a succession of nominations and 
elections of presidents of a prominent Medical 
Society). 

Each member has his own lines of force, 
and we have good reason to be proud of the 
useful activities of all. 



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We have colle&ively among us many phases 
of mind and character that enhance the others, 
and forms of appreciation and of activity that 
stimulate the others. We both knowingly and 
unconsciously support and encourage each 
other — we draw strength and inspiration 
from each other. All the good that each of 
us possesses is given freely to the others — 
reciprocity of service and good will. 

The original group that founded our club 
has been both enlarged and shorn. 

Time and fate have taken three members 
from us, one by earthly circumstance, our 
light-hearted brother, now a wanderer, and 
two, by the relentless hand of Death, have been 
carried beyond return : Randolph of charming, 
facile wit and elegance of manner, our match- 
less raconteur, and Purdy of punctilious dignity 
— of technical precision, with a nice appre- 
ciation of engraved portraiture, whose warmth 
of feeling was as the pearl, to be sought in 
the depths, and when found prized. 

Fortune has kindly saved for us all the 
others — and we see with us now, as they 
pass by in friendly review, those qualities and 
characteristics we have learned to love and 
admire in each. 




IN one: We see a broad, practical, sturdy mind, 
keen insight, ready judgment, the determined will 
of premeditated success ; one whose abilities and 
strength have been freely given to the advancement 
of his profession, and to the purification and improve' 
ment of his state; one whose tender warmth of 
friendship has made him dear to those who know 
him best. 




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N another : Kindness of manner, farsighted intui- 
tion, the convincing persuasiveness and pragmatic 
reasonableness of the manager of men, who aims 
at results with no thought of self. 




AND again : We welcome a spirit of dominant 
J—\ earnestness, warmth of heart, fineness of feel' 
ing, acuteness of perception, strength of char- 
acter, and an enfolding generosity that includes us all 
in its warm embrace, while he infuses us with his 
enthusiasm and his gaiety. 




AND gliding in upon us like the dawn of a June 
day, we feel the gentle effulgence of quiet and 
peace and culture — the presence of a well 
stored mind, and a soul whose influence is for good ; 
an example to us all of patience and serenity, of 
refinement and self-control. 




A ND following : Is our lovable, wholehearted 

J—\ Teuton, whose genial ways, and personal 

attractiveness, and charm of manner, and 

splendid mental gifts and acquisitions, secure for him 

our love and respect. 




CLOSE in wake is a quiet, appreciative soul, 
loving all things delectable; a placid, moral 
force that stands for the conservation of right, 
and helps to keep the balance of justice even. 




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N turn, too, comes the spirit of optimism in our 
cheery member of enviable manners, serene, 
appreciative and benign, of never failing good 
humor, and good will toward every man. 




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ND then comes earnestness and skill, learning, 
judgment, in one by nature richly endowed 
with an instinctive gentleness, with bubbling 
fun, and a charming manner. 




IN another : We see penetration of mind that lays 
bare the confli&ing things of life, opens up to us 
the humor and the pathos of events, the truth 
and the shams. He has shown us the workings of 
his buoyant mind, that refuses to be burdened with 
sorrows, but turns light upon the humorous findings 
in the tragedies of life. The world smiles with him, 
when with another it would sigh. 




T II 7ITH us, too, we see comprehensive mental 
\/ V / vision, and dominant purpose nobly directed, 
guided by splendid judgment, a keen reading 
of character and of the signs of events, and an over^ 
mastering sense of justice. His splendid qualities, 
coupled with an iron frame to carry the burden of 
all that the mind devises, are freely given to useful 
public service, and suffusing all, a warmth of feeling 
and delicacy of sense that insures the highest uses 
of his gifts. 




WE rejoice also in another man of action : 
hearty, wholesome, virile, prompt and efl> 
cient, cheery and thoughtful in turn, open^ 
minded and warno hearted, infusing energy into all 
things and all men. 




A ND another : Deep steeped in kindness and 

Z-\ sweetness, whose patience with us all is one 

warrant to us of his ardent good will, for 

which our deep appreciation is, 1 fear, scant return. 




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ND still another: Dear to us of old, one of 
marked mental poise and original mind, ardent 
in sport, an irresistible dialectician - «- of amiable 
joviality, bringing cheer wherever he comes. 




IN the next we see imperturbability, richness of 
mind, ingenuity, skill and a confidence born of 
experience; sphynx^like silence, but on occasion 
a ready, facile tongue, and a deep appreciation of all 
things good - « a love of the water and the woods, 
those solitudes so suited to his silent moods. 




AND still we have others : One of quiet, unpre- 
I— \ suming merit, an example alike to the preten^ 
tious, and the careless, and having withal the 
charm of good fellowship and kindly feeling, one 
whose good deeds have brightened many homes, 
but who lets not his left hand know what his right 
hand doeth. 




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E also see reticent, dignified scholarship, 
literary charm, a wide mental horizon, 
unbiased judgment of almost mathematical 
precision, affability, and grace of manner, 
and cultured taste. 




A ND again: Roaring good humor, with fairness 

/— \ and generosity as dominant traits, a broad, 

inductive mind, a tender sympathy, and a 

passionate love of nature, an inclusive fondness for 

all good things, both animate and inanimate. 




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ND, too : We glory in a strength and gentleness 

and kindly touch that searches out the faults 

the human frame. This same strength 



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and kindness blossoms in our garden of friendship, 
with charming grace that fascinates us all, and 
warms our souls. 




WE also have the calm, judicial type, severe, 
imposing, but behind whose austere front 
glows a wholesome heart, and whose 
twinkling eye betrays the subtle prank he is ever 
tempted to play upon mankind (or womankind). 




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ND lastly : One who aims to draw inspiration 
from all these good examples before him, 
and who thanks them all in friendship's name 
for their good will and their presence here 
tO'night. 



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