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- Physiological Society Record Book
- 1839, 1844
Comments: ? Description: ? Physiological Society Record Book, Collection # 1000-193? ?1 volume, handwritten. 48 pages including covers and endpapers.
Show moreComments: ? Description: ? Physiological Society Record Book, Collection # 1000-193? ?1 volume, handwritten. 48 pages including covers and endpapers. ? Date range: 1839-1844. ? Student society promoting vegetarianism.? Transcription:? ?[p. 3]? Wesleyan University Physiological Society. ? Records.? May 13, 1839 - June 1, 1844? ?[p. 5 - IA version]? Constitution of the Physiological Society of Wesleyan University Preamble Whereas we see an alarming degree of disease and premature death in all ranks and conditions ? of society - and convinced that it never was the design of the Creator thus continually to afflict ? man with suffering and numberless woes - and believing that the cause of their general ? prevalence may be found in the voluntary habits of the preceding or the present generation, and ? that an alarming degree of ignorance prevails upon this important subject, - we therefore - for ? the promoting of the cause of physical education - for seeking the causes of disease and ? premature death - for unfolding those laws, a conformity to which, shall secure the greatest ? degree of health and longevity - do form ourselves into a society to be governed by the ? following constitution -? Art. 1st This association shall be called the Physiological Society of Wesleyan University Art. 2nd The officers of this society shall consist of a Pres't [President], Vice Pres,t, ? Sect.[Secretary], Treasurer, Librarian and (an Executive Committee to consist of them.)? Art. 3rd The officers of this Society shall be chosen at the first regular meeting of each term, by ? ballot, the candidate receiving the greatest number of votes, being considered elected.? Art. 4th It shall be the duty of the Pres't [President] to preside at all regular meetings to [put?] all ? motions made and seconded (if in order) to decide all questions of order and to give the casting ? vote in cases of equal division. ? Art. 5th It shall be the duty of the Vice Pres' to perform the duties of the Pres' in his absence.? Art 6th It shall be the duty of the Sect. to record the proceedings of the Society, to notify ? members of special meetings, to inform members of their election, and perform other customary ? duties.? Art. 7th It shall be the duty of the Treas' to collect all monies due the Society, to make such ? disbursements as they may direct and to report at the last meeting of each term.? ?[p.6]? Art. 8th It shall be the duty of the Executive Committee to purchase all articles ordered by the ? Society - to provide rooms, fuel and lights - assign the parts to the different members, and ? perform such other duties as may from time to time be intrusted to them.? Art. 9th Any person may become a member of this Society by a vote of the majority of the ? members present at any regular meeting, and by signing this Constitution.? Art. 10th The regular meetings of this Society shall be holden the second and fourth monday ? evenings of each month at the ringing of the bell.? Art. 11th This Constitution may be altered at any regular meeting by a vote of two thirds of the ? members present.? I have this day examined the above document and approve of the organization of its object.? May 27, 1839? ?(Copy) A. W. Smith? Acting Pres't [President]? ?[p.7 blank]? ?[p.8]? By-Laws Art. 1st At the hour of meeting the President shall take the chair and the meeting to order: after ? which the Society shall proceed to business in the following order ?1st Calling the Roll ?2nd Reading the Records ? ?3rd Essays or Oration ?4th Discussion ?5th Appointments ?6th Miscellaneous business ?7th Adjournment Art. 2nd The regular disputants shall speak once round in alternate succession not exceeding 20 ? minutes each after which any member (disputants included) may speak once, not exceeding 15 ? minutes. ? Art. 3rd When any resolution has passed it may be in order for any member who voted with the ? majority, to move a reconsideration thereof. - ? Art. 4th If a division of the house shall be called for, the secretary shall count the members voting ? on each side, and the President shall announce it.? Art. 5th Every member in speaking shall rise and address the Pres. confining his remarks to the ? question under consideration.? Art. 6th No member shall be appointed to any duty twice, until each member shall have been ? appointed to some duty by the executive committee.? ?[p.9 blank]? ?[p.10]? Names of members N. C. Lewis T. F. Andrews W. L. Wilson Joseph Denison Augustus Adams George L. Colby Robert Allyn William Merrill Nelson Goodrich S. W. Palmer E. W. Southwick Julius A. Baldwin James Pike E. O. Haven? Ira Perry Thomas J. Underwood W. Benedict J. G. Marvin Edmund Longley, Jr.? William Bardwell Joel B. Bennett Lansing Porter Isaac Jennison M. R. Daniels S. J. Pinkney G. Y. Needham Wm. Campbell, 2nd H. W. Murphy J. Harbinson S. C. Hasford L. Stebbins C. W. Sears W. G. Pierce M. E. Willing S. K. Bangs A. R. Northup J. C. Campbell G.G. Reynolds S.W. Palmer M.R. Brewer ?[p. 12]? Records ? May 13, 1839? A number of individuals, members of Wesleyan University, assembled to take into consideration ? the propriety of forming a Physiological Society. N.C. Lewis was appointed Chairman and E. O. ? Haven Sec. The following resolution was presented by R. Allyn and unanimously adopted ? ?"Whereas we consider the laws which govern the human constitution of great importance, and ? the study of them necessary to every individual, and whereas - - we believe the best means of ? acquiring information to be by voluntary associations - therefore - Resolved - that we consider ? the present time a fit opportunity for a Physiological Society, and we deem it expedient to form ? such a society immediately." Messrs. S. W. Palmer, T. F. Andrews, and G. [J?]. L. Colby were ? appointed a committee to draft a Constitution and present it at the next meeting. ? Adjourned to Monday evening, May 20, 1939 at 6 O'Clock E. O. Haven, Sec'y May 20, 1839? Society met, pursuant to adjournment. The Committee reported a Constitution and by-laws ? which with some alteration were adopted. The following officers were chosen for the present ? term. ? Pres't W. L. Wilson Vice Pres't Joseph Denison Sec'y T. F. Andrews Treas. James Pike Exec. Comm Robert Allyn S. W. Palmer J. L. Colby A Committee was then appointed to wait upon the acting President to obtain his approbation of ? the objects of the Society. It was [acted?] that a tax of 6 1/4 cents be levied upon each member ? to defray immediate expenses. Ex. Comm. were instructed to obtain a Sect'ry's book. Mr. ? Longley was elected to membership. Sect. Adj. 2 weeks.? T. F. Andrews, Sec'y ?[p.13]? May 27, 1839? Society met pursuant to adjournment. M. Wilson in the chair appointments for two weeks were ? as follows. Essayists for two weeks were W. Benedict on "The necessity of forming ? Physiological Societies" and J. Denison on "The luxury of the age." The following individuals ? were then proposed and elected to membership - Mssrs. Bardwell,Bennett, Porter - & Jennison. ? The Com. for waiting upon the acting Pres't to obtain his consent to the formation of this Society ? gave a favorable report, and it was voted to record his consent under the Constitution. The ? question for next debate "Can it be proved that animal food is adapted to the constitution of ? man" Disputants aff. Colby & Baldwin, neg. Andrews and R. Allyn.? Society adjourned,? T. F. Andrews Sec'y June 10, 1839? Society met pursuant to adjournment. Mr. Wilson in the chair. Essays were read by Messrs. ? Benedict and Denison.The question was discussed in a lively and interesting manner after ? which the following appointments were made for the next meeting. Question "Is an exclusively ? vegetable diet better than a mixed one" Disputants Jennison, Marvin, Haven & Merrill. ? Essayists N.C. Lewis on "The digestive organ" Goodrich on "The necessity of exercise to the ? student." It was then voted that the Constitution be so altered as to include in its list of officers ? a Librarian, after which S. W. Palmer was elected as Librarian.? Soc adj T. F. Andrews, Sec'y ?[p.14]? Society met pursuant to adjournment. Mr. Wilson presided.- Roll was called records of the last ? meeting were read and accepted. Mr. Goodrich read an essay and the question was discussed ? Mr. Palmer speaking in place of Mr. Merril. An address was given by the President. The ? following members were proposed and accepted viz. A. R. Northup, N. R. Daniels, G. F. ? Needham, R. Mathieson, William Campbell 2nd, T. C Campbell, M. E.Willing, D. J. Pinkney, J. ? G. Reynolds, J. Harbinson, G. Palmer, H. W. Murphy, S. C. Hosford, M. K. Brenner, L. Stebbins, ? C. W. Sears, and W. G. Pierce. It was voted to purchase a Medical Dictionary. Society voted to ? pay the postage on a letter to Boston. Mr. Colby moved that the essays be deposited with the ? books of the Society and form a part of the Library: which was laid on the table untill next ? meeting.? Society adjourned R. Allyn ? Sec't pro tem August 12th /39? This the Physiological Society met for its first regular meeting in the term. The Vice _ President ? Mr. Denison presiding, the records were read and received, [when?] the following officers were ? chosen for the term S. W. Palmer President N.C. Lewis Vice Pres R. Allyn Secretary I. Jennison Treasurer & Librarian T. G. Andrews, J. Denison, & W. Campbell 2nd ? Executive Committee.? Report of the Librarian read and accepted. Messrs. Matheison, Jennison & Pike a committee to ? present a code of By Laws. The thanks of the Soc. were voted to Mr. Campbell of Boston for ? books.? Sod. adjourned R. Allyn Sec'y ?[p.15]? Sept. 8th 1839? Physiological Society met pursuant to adjournment with Mr. Palmer in the chair. The records of ? the last meeting were read and accepted when the following question was discussed. "Does ? the structure of the teeth and digestive organs prove man to be a flesh eating animal?" Messrs. ? Marvil & Marvin spoke in affirmative and Dennison & Allyn in the negative some speaking in the ? interim. A report of the order of exercises for the next eve was received from the executive ? Comt'y [Committee]. A code of By Laws & rules for the library was presented and adopted with ? some few amendments. It was voted to invite Mr. Bartlett the steward to read his experience ? before the association and the agreed to adjourn.? R. Allyn Sec'y Sept. 23, 1839? Physiological Society met a [as] usual. The roll was called and the records were accepted and ? essays read by Messrs. Lewis, Jennison & Mathison. The executive committee made report of ? books purchased and were directed to procure a book case in which to deposit them. The ? appointments for next meeting were then given out and ? Society adjourned.? R. Allyn,? Sec'y ?[p. 16]? Nov. 11th. 1839? Physiological Society met as usual. The Secritary [Secretary] having left Mr. Mathison was ? chosen Sec. for the rest of the term. Mr. Wm. Campbell 2nd was appointed Treasurer & Library ? for [of?] a like reason. The minutes were read and approved. Mr. [Bartell?] delivered an ? interesting address on his dietetic experience etc. and a vote of thanks was [proposed?] for the ? same. The executive comm. presented the order of exercises and the Librarian announced ? some books presented to the society which were accepted.? ?-? Society adjourned R. Mathison, Sec.? May 21st, 1842? This is to affirm that the Physiological Society of the Wesleyan University, did on some day ? succeeding the eleventh of Nov. 1839, of its own consent and [pleasure?] fall into a trance, ? which trance was of the kind called death. And moreover that the books and finances of said ? society were deposited in the hands of Mr. Souithwick.? C. D. Burritt Rec Sec ?[p. 18]? Constitution of the Physiological Society of the Wesleyan University Preamble.? Whereas we believe that a knowledge of the structure, economy, and sympathies of the human ? body are necessary to a proper obediance [obedience] of its laws - and being well assured that ? all physical maladies are induced by the known, ignorant, or accidental infraction of these laws - ? and knowing that the vigor, strength, and clearness of the intellect - : the purity of the affections, ? and the natural, and harmonious, exercise of the passions are always dependent in a great ? degree either immediately or remotely upon correct physical habits - and that - on the contrary a ? neglect of such habits tends always to deprave the intellect - ,and sensibilities and place great ? obstacles in the way of mental and moral improvement - and having observed that physiological ? knowledge forms a very meagre, and disproportionate part of the attainments of community ? generally, and students especially - and that both are too often in gross ignorance of the ? wonderful and all controlling sympathies which exist between body, mind and spirit - and for this ? cause live for below the rank which they, were fitted and designed to hold as happy,intelligent ? and exalted members of the social, civil, intellectual, moral, and, religious compact - and thus to ? a lamentable extent contract their lives and the sphere of their usefullness [usefulness] - we do ? therefore organize ourselves into a Society to investigate those physical causes which affect our ? highest interest and to learn the structure, wants, and abuses of that fearfull [fearful] and ? wonderfull [wonderful] framework which constitutes the temporary dwelling of the immortal mind.? ?[p.19]? Articles Art. 1st - This association shall be called the Physiological Society of the Wesleyan University.? Art. 2nd - The officers of the Society shall be a President - Vice Pres. - Cor Secretary, - Rec ? Sec. - Librarian - and Treasurer.? Art. 3 - The officers of this Society shall be chosen at the first regular meeting of each college ? term, by a majority of the votes given by ballot.? Duty of Officers Art. 4th - The Pres. shall preside at all regular meetings, put all motions made and seconded (if ? in order) decide all questions of order, give the casting vote in case of equal division.? Art 5th - The Vice Pres. shall perform the duties of the Pres. in his absence.? Art 6th - The Cor. Sec. shall conduct the correspondence of the Society.? Art. 7th - The Rec. Sec. shall record the proceedings of the Society,give notice of special ? meetings, inform members of their elections, and appointments, and perform other customary ? duties.? Art 8 - The Librarian shall perform the customary duties of that office, and also act as Treasurer.? Art 9th - Members This Society shall consist of three classes of members: viz. Resident, Corresponding, and ? Honorary. The Resident members shall be such students of the University, and citizens of ? Middletown, as shall be elected by the Society, and sign the constitution.? The resident members, after leaving Middletown, shall become Corresponding members, The ? Honorary members shall be such as may be deemed worthy from their attainments in ? Physiological Science, of membership in the Society.? Art 10th - The Faculty of the University shall be ex-officio Resident members of the Society.? ?[p.20]? Art 11th - Candidates for honorary membership shall be proposed at least one meeting before ? they are balloted for and a majority of two thirds of all the members present shall be requisite to ? an election.? Art 12th - All the students belonging to this society shall be divided alphabetically into sections, ? and each member of the first section shall read an essay upon some subject connected with ? Physiology, on the first stated meeting of the Society - those of the second upon the second ? meeting and so in order.? Art 13th - The honorary and corresponding members may have all the privileges of resident ? members, except voting for officers, and on business.? Art 14th - The time for holding the stated meetings shall be provided for in the by laws.? Art 15th - Ten members at stated meetings, and two thirds at special meetings shall constitute a ? quorum.? Art 16th - Any member of this society against whom a written impeachment shall be brought, ? and sustained, may be expelled by a vote of two thirds of the members present, at any regular ? meeting of the society.? Art 17th - This constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of two thirds of the members ? present at any regular meeting of the Society, provided however that all such alterations or ? amendments be presented by a special committee, at least one meeting previous to action upon ? them.? ?[p. 22]? By-Laws Art 1st - Order of business at regular meetings ?1st - Calling the roll.? ?2d - Reading minutes.? ?3d - Reading of essays or address.? ?4th - Remarks, or Contributions by members.? ?5th - Miscellaneous business.? ?6th - Appointments.? ?7th - Adjournment.? Art 2d - The expenses of the Society shall be defrayed by assessments upon the resident ? members.? Art 3d - Every member in his remarks shall rise and address the Pres. and if there is a question ? before the meeting shall confine his remarks to the question.? Art 4th - No member shall be appointed to any duty twice, until each member shall have been ? appointed in his turn.? Art 5th - Theregular meetings of the society shall be holden on the 2nd Saturday of each month.? Art 6th - Any special meetings of the society may be called by the Pres. when he conceives it ? necessary or the written request of five members, which notice shall be given by the rec. Sec.? Art 7th - The rec. Sec. shall make a record of all delinquencies not excused by the Society.? ?[p.23]? Members of the Physiological Society. 1839? ? ? Nathaniel Clarke Lewis Montville - Ct.? ? ? Theodore F Andrews.? New York Mills. N.Y.? ? ? Wilford L. Wilson -? Cazenovia. N.Y.? ? ? Joseph Denison -? Colrain. Massachusetts ?5 ? Augustus Adams.? Boston. Mass.? ? ? George J. L. Colby -? Newbury. Mass.? ? ? Robert Allyn -? Montville -? ? ? William Merrill -? East Salisbury. Mass.? ? ? Nelson Goodrich Glastonbury. Ct.? ?10 ? Silas W. Palmer.? Centerville. New York.? ? ? Edward W. Southwick *? Vassalboro. Maine ? ? Julius A. Baldwin -? Humphreysville. Ct.? ? ? James Pike -? East Salisbury. Mass.? ? ? Erastus C. Haven -? Boston. Mass.? ?15 ? Ira Perry Sherburne. Mass.? ? ? Thomas P. Underwood.? Fayette. Maine.? ? ? Washburne Benedict,? Dalton. Mass ? ? James G. Marvin -? Le Raysville. Pa.? ? ? ? Edmund Longley, Jr.? Sidney. Maine.? ?20 ? William Bardwell.? Whateley. Mass ? ? Joel B. Bennett,? Hamilton, N. C.? ? ? Lansing Porter.? East Bloomfield. N.Y.? ? ? Isaac Jennison, Jr. *? Natick. Mass.? ? ? Morgan R. Daniels.? Hartford Ct.? ?25 ? Daniel J. Pinkney.? Ulysses. N.Y.? ? ? G. F. Needham.? Rochester. N.Y.? ? ? Wm. Campbell 2nd Mobile. Alabama.? ? ? Holmes W. Murphy Freehold. N.Y,? ? ? J. Harbison *? Willington. Ct.? ?30 ? S. C. Hosford Canaan. Ct.? ? ? Lorenzo Stebbins Herkimer. N.Y.? ? ? Clinton W. Sears,? Chautauque. N.Y.? ? ? William G. Pierce - ? Canaan ? ? Matthias E. Willing Princess Ann. Md.? ? ? Stephen K. Bangs Hartford. Ct.? ?36 ? Asa Folsom Baker.? West Henrietta. N.Y.? Deceased *? ?[p.24]? Members of the Physiological Society. 1839? Mercelon Columbus Franklin ? Barber ? Stockbridge. New York Adin Spaulding Boyden Boston. Mass.? Charles David Burritt.? Ithaca. N. York.? ?40? Jonathan Kelsey Burr.? Middletown. Ct,? Hiram Chase.? Chester. N.H.? Major Plummer Crafts.? Washington. Vt.? John Stevens Covel Troy. N. York.? Stephen Crowell Dillingham.? Sandwich Mass,? ?45? James Alexander Dean - ? Ogdensburgh N.Y.? Zebina Thomas Dean ?" " "? Charles Rollins Dean Pittsfield Mass,? Jonathan Goodier Litchfield. N.Y.? Amri Wesley Genning ?[Houesdale?. Pa.? ?50? Elisha Boanerges Harvey Bloomingdale. Pa.? Jarvis Nichols Husted - ? Greenwich. Ct.? Eli Hubbard.? Martinsburgh. N.Y.? Frederick Dearborn Harriman Seabora Maine.? Philip Olmstead Hyatt,? Fenner. N.Y.? ?55? William R. Johnson West [Poultney?]. Vt.? Alonzo McCrillis Great Falls. N.H.? David McCrillis ?" " "? Russell Zelotes Mason Sheldon Vt.? James Edwin Marsh Holliston. Mass.? ?60? John Taylor McLean.? New York City Charles Thomas Pooler Dekalb. N.Y.? Alphonzo Rollins.? Hallowell. Me.? Robert Carter Pitman New Bedford Mass.? Benedict Starr Danbury. Ct.? ?65? James Sawyer.? Austerity. N.Y.? John Eastman Sanborn Boston. Mass.? Goheth Manlins Smith Truro. Mass.,? James Strong New York City Caleb Philemon Wickersham Kenneth Square. Pa.? ?70? William B. Williams Hancock. New York.? Moses Clarke White Paris Hill. N.Y.? Daniel Avery Whedon - ? Stockbridge N.Y.? ?[p.25]? Members of the Physiological Society.? Denison Gardner York Brookfield. N.Y.? George Washington Winchell Kensington. Ct.? ?75? John Kelsey Thompson Lee. N.H.? Oran Faville - ? Brockett's Bridge N.Y.? Henry Baylies Edgartown. Mass.? Albert Schuyler Graves Salisbury Vt.? Hiram Francis Savage.? Edinburgh N.Y.? ?80? Joseph Jameson Lane New York City Charles Silliman Kendall New Lebanon. N.Y.? Lewis Fuller Jones - ? Petersburgh. N.Y.? ?85? ?90? ?95? ?100? ?105? ?[p.26]? Records May 18th. 1842? On the evening of this day a number of the students of the Wesleyan University assembled to ? take into consideration the reestablishment of the Physiological Society which once existed in ? the University. Mr. Haven was appointed Pres. and Mr. C. D. Burritt Sec. pro. tem. On motion a ? committee of three was appointed to present a constitution and by laws for the government of ? the society. Messrs Southwick, Haven and Burritt were appointed said committee.? Society then adjourned until such time as the committee should see fit to call it together.? C. D. Burritt Sec. pro.tem.? May 21. /42? Society met in Prof [Holdich's?] recitation room to listen to the constitution and elect officers. ? Secritary [Secretary] read the minutes of the preceding meeting after which the chairman of the ? committee read the constitution and by laws. The report of the committee was received, and on ? motion each article was again read and adopted, rejected or altered, according to the will of the ? society.? After this the members elected officers for the rest of the term. They were as follows. Mr, D. ? Woodward Pres., Mr. Southwick Vice Pres. Mr Havens Cor. Sec. Mr Burritt Rec Sec. and Mr ? Jackson Librarian. Mr Southwick then proposed as honorary members Drs. Minier and Casey ? of Middletown, and Mr. Havens, Dr. Alcott of Boston. Society also voted to purchase a book ? case of Mr. Southwick Messrs Southwick, Lane, and Pitman were then appointed a committee ? of three to obtain a place in the college library for the library of the Society. And lastly it was ? voted that the former committee be authorized to make the sectional divisions spoken of in art ? ?12 of the constitution.? Adjourned C. D. Burritt Rec. Sec.? ?[p.27]? June 18th /42? Society met in Prof Holdich's recitation room. The Pres in the chair. After the calling of the roll, ? the minutes were read and accepted. The reading of essays then being in order.? Mr. Baldwin read an essay on Tobacco.? Mr. Boyden on ventilation and Mr. Burritt on animal heat and muscular action. These essays in the reading having ? taken up the time alotted [allotted], the soc adjourned to meet in the afternoon. There was ? absent Mr Chase and Rollins.? ?---- ---- ----? ?2 O'clock P.M. Society came together in the former place and listened to an able address from ? the Pres upon the importance of the study of Physiology, after which Mr. Southwick made some ? remarks upon the adaptation of food to the general health of the body.? Drs. [Minier?], Casey and Alcott were then elected honorary members Drs. Reese Woodward of ? Worcester, Luther Tickner of Salisbury and Sylvester Graham were proposed.? As essayists for next meeting,? Mr. Barber.? Mr. Goodier Mr. Harvey Mr. Husted Society Adjourned C. D. Burritt Rec. Sec.? ?[p.28]? Aug. 13th, 42? Society met in the Chapel. Pres. in the chair. After the calling of the roll the minutes were read ? and accepted. of the essayists appointed there were deficient. Mr. Harvey read one on ? ?"Savage life considered with reference to health and longevity."? The three deficient essayists were laid over till the next meeting. Mr White made some remarks ? upon Phrenology followed by the Pres. upon the same subject, and the longevity of the savage ? tribes.? Various queries were also proposed by several of the members and an interesting conversation ? followed.? The election of officers being next in order the following were duly chosen Dr Woodward Pres.? Mr Sawyer Vice ".? ?" Burritt? Rec. Sec.? ?" Lane? Cor. ".? ?" Jackson? Librarian and Treasurer.? Dr. Reese Woodward of Worcester, Luther Tickner and Sylvester Graham, were also elected ? honorary members. Dr. Ives and Knight of New Haven were proposed. Appointments for next ? meeting as essayists.? Messrs McLean [crossed out], Pitman [crossed out], Rollins [crossed out], Star [crossed out], ? and Sawyer [crossed out], Jackson, Lane, A. and D. McCrillis.? Messrs Barber, Boyden, Crafts, Husted, Jackson, Rollins, Star, WIlliams and York were absent.? The Pres. presented to the Soc. a copy of Roget on Physiology and Phrenology.? Adjourned C. D. Burritt Rec. Sec.? ?[p.29]? Sept 10th, 42? Society came together at the usual time. The vice Pres. in the chair.? After the calling of the roll the essayists being in order Mr. Husted read an essay on the ? anatomy of the eye and Mr. Lane on the human voice.? The vice Pres. made some remarks upon the advantages of the study of physiology, and Mr ? Burritt followed with a few words upon the comparative anatomy of the eye. Dr. Ives and Knight ? of N. Haven were elected honorary members. On motion it was carried that all essayists ? deficient be registered.? Appointments, Essayists, ? McLean Pitman Rollins Star Sawyer Messrs Crafts, Goodier, A and D McCrillis, Pitman, Rollinsm, York and McLean were absent.? Adjourned C.D. Burritt Rec. Sec.? ?_______________________________? Oct 8th, 42? Society met at 8 Am in the usual place Vice Pres. in the chair. Essayists were called upon but were either deficient or absent. There ? not being a quorum the meeting adjourned. Essaysists deficient were McLean Pitman Rollibs ? and Star.? Essayists for next meeting,? Messrs Talbot Williams White Whedon York C. D. Burritt Rec. Sec.? ?[p.30]? Nov 12th, 42? Society came together as usual. The roll being called, the records of the previous meeting were ? read and accepted, with the exception that the names of those recorded as absent should be ? omitted. Essayists being called upon, Mr. Talbot read an article upon the bones of the arm and ? hand. Mr.White on the cranium. Messrs Williams,Winchell Whedon and York were deficient. ? Mr Sawyer read an essay upon the dietetic exercise of man, after which the Pres. made some ? remarks upon the same subject. Meeting then adjourned.? Absent Barber,Boyden, A & D McCrillis, Pitman, Rollins, and Williams.? C. D. Burritt Rec. Sec.? ?____________________________________? March 11. 1843? Society met as usual. Pres. in the chair. The roll being called the Soc. proceeded to the ? miscellaneous business, no Essayists having been appointed. The following were elected ? members of the Soc. D. R. Dean, P. N. Burr. Harriman, Covil, Johnson, Hyatt, Savage. On ? motion of Secretary, Dr. Woodward was invited to address the Soc. at the next meeting. The ? election of officers. Dr. Woodward was elected President.? Mr Harvey " " V. Pres.? ?" Boyden? ?"? ?" Rec. Secretary? ?" Lane ?"? ?" Cor. ? ?"? ?" Jackson? ?"? ?" Treas. & Librarian? On motion a comm. composed of Gents, Lane, Jackson & Barber were appointed to solicit ? contributions from all interested in the Soc.? Adjourned Adin S. Boyden Rec. Sec.? Dr, Woodward President ?[p.31]? April 3, 1843? The Society met according to adjournment. The President in the chair. The records of the ? previous meeting were read and accepted. The Soc. then listened to a very interesting and ? useful address by the President, for which the Soc. gave him a vote of thanks. The following ? gentlemen were then elected members of the Physiological Society. Miller, Thompson, ? ?[Gening?], Strong, Baker, Mason, Dillingham, P. A. Dean, Carpenter, Marsh, Wickersham, ? Hubbard and Smith. - The Soc. voted to invite Dr. Miner to address the Soc [crossed out] them ? at their next meeting. A report was called for, from the committee, to solicit contributions for the ? Soc. - was not prepared to report.? The Society Adjourned 3 weeks A.S. Boyden Rec. Sec.? Dr. Woodward,? President ?___________________________________? April 29, 1843? The Society met according to adjournment. Dr. Woodward in the chair. The records of the ? previous meeting were read and accepted. The Soc. the listened to a truly interesting & ? instructive address by Dr. Miner, for which he received a vote of thanks from the Soc. The Soc. ? then appointed a comm. of two (viz. Harvey & Boyden) to confer with the comm.from the ? Cuvierian Soc. relative to procuring an orator for Commencement. The Soc. voted to invite Dr. ? Casey to deliver an Address at the next meeting.? On motion Adjourned.? A.S. Boyden Sec.? Dr. Woodward Pres.? ?___________________________________? June 10, '43? Soc. came together. Pres. in the chair. The Sec. being absent, Mr Burritt was chosen Sec. pro. ? tem. Roll calling & records being attended to, Dr. Casey read an excellent address on the ? circulatory System, - the Soc. gave him a vote of thanks. The comm. on Contributions reported, ? ?- also the comm. to obtain an Orator for Commencement reported. - The Soc. voted to invite Dr. ? Barrett to deliver an address at the next meeting. The Essayists were excused. Mr Poole was ? elected a member.? Adj.? C.D. Burritt Sec. pro. tem.? Dr. Woodward Pres.? ?[p.32]? July 8, 1843? The Soc. met as usual. The Pres. being absent the V. Pres. took the chair. The roll being ? called, - records were read and accepted. Dr. Barrett (who was expected to deliver an address) ? was absent. It was voted that the joint Comms. of the Phyiological [Physiological] and Cuvierian ? Societies should assess the members of the two Soc' to the amount of 30 dollars. It was voted ? to request Dr. Barrett to address the Soc. at the first meeting in the next term.? Adjourned A.V. Boyden Sec.? E.B. Harvey V. Pres ?_________________________________? Saturday Oct. 21st 1843? At a special meeting, Mr. Sawyer was chosen President, pro. tem, and Mr. Sanborn, Secy. pro. ? tem. The records having been read, were accepted. On motion of Mr. Williams a committee ? was appointed by the chair, to confer with a committee of the Cuverian Society and request a ? copy of Dr. Bond's oration for publication. The committee appointed was Messrs. Williams and ? Sanborn. Mr. Heald of Troy, N.Y. presented, through Mr. Coval, a copy of Grime's Phrenology, ? to the society, for their library. Accepted with a vote of thanks to the Donor.? On motion of Mr. Williams, the Society voted to invite Dr. Barratt to address the society, at their ? next meeting.? Voted that the election of officers be postponed to the next meeting.? Society adj'd.? J.E. Sanborn, Sec. (pro.tem)? J. Sawyer, Pres.? ?__________________________________? Saturday Nov. 4th 1843? At a special meeting of the society, Dr. Woodward was in the chair. The roll having been called, ? the records of the last meeting were read and accepted. Dr. Barratt [Barrett] then made some ? excellent remarks upon the Chympanza, a species of [p. 33] ape from Africa, exhibited some ? curious species of shells, insects, etc. According to the vote of previous meeting, the election of ? officers was attended to, which resulted as follows,? Dr. Woodward was elected President.? Mr. Sawyer ? ? "? ?"? Vice Pres.? ?" Sanborn ? "? ?"? Rec. Sec.? ?" Lane? ? "? ?"? Corr. Sec.? ?" Williams? ? "? ?"? Treas. & Lib.? Society voted to have a course of lectures on Human Anatomy and Physiology, and to invite Dr. ? Woodward to open the course by delivering a lecture on the ensuing Sat.? Society adjourned to next Saturday at 2 o'clock P.M.? Dr. Woodward. President J.E. Sanborn Rec. Sec.? ?_________________________________? Nov, 11th 1843? Society met according to adjournment. Dr. Woodward in the chair. Records of the previous ? meeting were read and accepted - The Society then listened with great interest to a very ? interesting address upon Digestion - by the President. Voted to invite Dr. Woodward to address ? the society at their next meeting.? Adjourned to the second Saturday in February.? J.E. Sanborn. Rec. Sec'y Dr. Woodward. President.? ?__________________________________? Saturday Feb. 10th 1844? Society met according to adjournment, the President being in the chair. The records of the ? previous meeting, having been read, were accepted. The society then listened to the interesting ? lecture of the President, upo Digestion.? In continuation of the preceeding [preceding] lecture, he explained the functions of the ? intestines, and the manner in which the process of digestion is promoted by their action.? He then explained the manner in which food [p.34] is converted into blood, which is borne to the ? left subclavean [subclavian] vein, and thence carried to the heart.? After the lecture, the choice of officers for the present term was attended to, and resulted as ? follows.? Dr. Woodward was chosen ? President Mr. Sawyer ? "? ?"? vice [do?]? Mr. Sanborn ? "? ?"? Recording Sec.? Mr. Burr ? "? ?"? Corresponding ".? Mr. Goodwin ? "? ?"? Treas. & Lib.? Messrs. L.F. Jones and C.S. Kendall were then elected members of the society. On motion of ? Mr. Lane, voted to invite Dr. Woodward to deliver the next lecture before the society.? Adjourned to the second Sat. of March.? Dr. Woodward. Prex.? J.E. Sanborn. Rec. Secy.? ?_______________________________? Saturday. March 9th 1844? Society met according to adjournment. Owing to the necessary absence of the President, Dr. ? Woodward, who was to deliver a lecture to the society,? adjourned, one week.? James Sawyer. Vice Prex.? J.E. Sanborn. Rec. Secy.? ?________________________________? Saturday March 16th 1844? The society met according to adjournment. Owing to the great interest taken by the members in ? a trial then pending before the superior court in the city, and to the desire to hear the confession ? of the prizoner [prisoner] Hall, a murderer,? adjourned, one week.? James Sawyer, Vice. Rex. [Prex.]? J.E. Sanborn. Rec. Secy.? ?[p. 35]? Saturday, March 23rd /44? The Physiological Society met, according to adjournment, in Professor Holdich's recitation ? room. The records of the last three meetings were read and accepted.? The President, Dr. Woodward, then delivered a lecture in continuation of the course.? Having explained in the preceeding [preceding] lecure, the manner in which food is converted ? into blood, he today took up the subject of the circulation. He first described the thorax ? pericardium, and heart. Then described the arteries, and veins, their various ramifications ? throughout the upper and lower parts of the body, and the manner in which the circulation of the ? blood was carried on by the pulsations of the heart.? Voted to hold the next meeting on the first Saturday of April - after which, adjourned D. Woodward. President.? J.E. Sanborn. Rec. Secy.? ?______________________________________? Sat. April 6th 1844 -? The Physiological Society met, according to adjournment, at the usual place. The records of the ? last meeting having been read, were accepted.? The President then proceded to deliver a lecture upon the subject of Respiration. He first ? explained the construction and relative position of the lungs, trachea, thorax etc. them spoke of ? the diaphragm, its peculiarities and construction.? He then explained the method of the exposure of the blood to the atmosphere, and its ? consequent arterialization - ? He next suggested the opinion that the vital principle existed in the atmosphere, and sustained ? the position by a number of lucid and forcible arguments.? After the lecture, there being no miscellaneous business, adjourned, one week.? Dr. Woodward. President. ? J.E. Sanborn. Rec. Sec.? ?__________________________________? ?[p36 - appears to be rough notes]? March 16th 1844? Society met according to adjournment owing to the interest which was taken in the trial in the ? city adjourned ? one week James Sawyer V.P.? J E Sanborn Secy ?________________________? March 23rd 1844? The Physiological Society met according to adjournment in Professor Holdich's recitation room. ? Roll having been called the records were read and [crossed out] of the last three meetings were ? read and accepted. The President next proceded to deliver a lecture in continuation of the ? course. He first described the thorax, pericardium, heart, and its two parts, the right & left ? pericardium. Then [crossed out, illegible] describing the arteries [crossed out, illegible], and ? their various ramifications through the upper and lower parts of the body, the ?[J.E. Sandborn?]? ?_______________________________________? Lungs - construction of - Trachea - do - Thorax etc - Diaphragm - 320 cb. inches - Respiration - ? arterialization of blood - change of venous & arterial blood - principle of life in air - nitrous oxide ? difference of lungs in warm & cold blooded animals ?[p.37 double page spread - rough notes]? April 6th 1844? The Physiological met, according to adjournment in Prof Holdrich's recitation room [crossed out] ? The records of the last meeting were read and accepted [crossed out] having been read, were ? accepted. The President then proceded to deliver a lecture, upon the subject of respiration. He ? first explained the construction, and relative position of the lungs, trachea, thorax etc., and then ? spoke of the diaphragm, its peculiarities, and capacity - He then explained the arterialization of ? the blood by contact with the atmosphere [crossed out] He then explained the method of the ? lungs contact [crossed out] exposure of the blood to the atmosphere, and consequent change ? from the venous to the arterial blood - He then suggested his theory of [crossed out] that the ? vital principle was in the atmosphere, sustaining it by proofs from the nature of [? crossed out] ? nitrous oxide.? April 18th 1844? Society met according to adjournment in the usual place. The President being absent [crossed ? out] who was to deliver the lecture before the society, being absent, adjd. [adjourned]? J. Sawyer V.P.? Sanborn. Rec. Secy ?________________________________________________? April 27th 1844? The Physiological Society, in Conjunction with the Curverian, met [crossed out, illegible] in Prof ? Smith's recitation room - Dr. Barratt presided [crossed out] read? The Societies the listened to [crossed out] to the societies a very interesting memoir of the late ? E. W. Southwick. Mr. S., a graduate of 1842, and a former [crossed out] zealous and useful ? member of both the societies - after the remarks of Dr. B. some further interesting observations ? were read by Dr. W upon the general character and high attainments of the deceased. Society ? then voted to adjourn to next [crossed out] On motion, a committee was appointed by the Prex. ? to consult with the committee of the Cuv. [crossed out] society, and attend to the collection ? ?[crossed out] raising the [crossed out, illegible] deficit for the defraying the expenses of the ? orator at the last Com.? Society then adjd. [adjourned] to the third Sat. of May,? ?[p.38]? Officers 2 B [be] elected Dr. Woodward President ? Sawyer Vice do. -? ? Sanborn Rec. Sec.? Prof. Johnston Corr. Sec.? ? Williams Treas. & Libr.? ?[written upside down at the bottom of the page]? May 18, 1844? Society met etc. Records of last three meetings read etc. Lecture on osteology - explained the ? advantages of having bones hollow - medullary substance ?[p.39]? Saturday, April 27th /44? The Physiological Society, in conjunction with the Cuverian, met at the usual hour, in Professor ? Smith's recitation room.? Dr. Barratt then presented to the societies a very interesting memoir of the late Edward W. ? Southwick. Mr. S. a graduate of 1842 and a zealous and useful member of both the Societies.? After the remarks of Dr. Barratt, some further interesting observations upon the high character ? and great attainments of the deceased, were made by Dr. Woodward.? On motion, a committee was appointed by the President to consult with the Committee of the ? Cuverian Society, and take measures to raise the deficit of moneys for defraying the expenses ? of the orator, at the last Commencement.? Said committee consisted of Messrs. Sanborn and Harvey.? The Society then adjourned to the third Saturday of May, that being the first Saturday of the next ? term.? Adjd. [Adjourned]? Mr. Woodward, M.D. President J.E. Sanborn. REc. Secy.? ?______________________________________? P.S. -? ?"Society was, but is not!"? ?[p. 40]? May 18th 1844? The society met as usual in Prof. Heddich's recitation room. The records of the last meeting ? having been read were accepted. The President then delivered a lecture upon osteology, ? explaining the general uses and constructions of the bones, and expanded [crossed out] ? illustrated his remarks by exhibiting some bones of the human system. The human cranium ? was shown and its general construction explained, [crossed out] the [sutures?] and foramina ? explained. The Doctor explained [crossed out] exhibited the bones of the arm, the scapula, the ? hand etc. and explained their several uses [crossed out, illegible] - also a portion of the spine. ? The lecture was closed by some interesting & useful remarks upon the dislocation of bones, ? particularly those of the wrist.? After the lecture, adjourned two weeks.? Dr. Woodward Prex - - ? J.E. Sanborn Sec June 1st 1844 -? Society met [crossed out, illegible] at the usual hour in Prof. Lewis recitation room. - The calling ? roll and reading records was dispensed with. [Crossed out] Dr. Woodward then proceded to ? ?[crossed out, illegible] lecture in continuation of the subject of the last meeting.? ?[p.41]? May 8th 1844 [crossed out] June 8th /44? The society met at the usual hour in Prof. Lewis recitation room - Composition of the muscles - ? minutely divided - mechanical forces, disadvantages & advantages -? ?[p.42]? Members of the Physiological Society Nov.? Feb.? March April June July Sept.? Oct.? Mr. Baker Mr. Barber I ?" Boyden? I I ?" Burritt? I ?" Burr? I I ?" Chase? I I ?" Crafts? I I ?"? Covel ? I ?"? Dillingham I ?"? J..A. Dean I I I ?"? C.R. Dean ? I I ?"? Goodin I I ?"? Genning I I ?"? Goodier ? ?"? Haney ?"? Husted I I I ?"? Hubbard I I ?"? Harriman ? I I ?"? Hyatt I I I ?"? Johnson I I I ?"? McCrillis, A I I ?"? McCrillis, D I I ?"? Mason I I ? I ?"? Marsh I I I ?"? McLean I I ?"? Pooler ? I I ?"? Rollins I I I ?"? Pitman I I I ?"? Starr I I ?"? Sawyer ? I I ?"? Sanborn ?"? Smith I I I ?"? Strong ? I I ?"? Wickersham I ?"? Williams I I I ?"? White ?"? Whedon I I I ?"? York I I ?"? Winchell I I ?"? Thompson I I ?"? Faville I ?"? Boyle I ?"? Graves ? I I ?"? Savage I ?"? Lane I ?"? Kendall ?"? Jones ?[p.43]? Passages of the month - Digestion Digestion Digestion Digestion Digestion Digestion many many men of many minds.? ?[p.44 blank]? ?[p.45]? Names of the members of the Physiological Society of the Wesleyan University Names Residence Time of joining ?1? Hiram Chase Chester N.H.? May ? ?21st 1842? ?2? Major P. Crafts Washington Vt.? ?" " "? ?3? Benedict Starr Danbury ?" " ? ?"? ?4? Alphonzo Rollins Hallswell, Me ?" " ? ?"? ?5? Denison G. York Brookfield, N.Y.? ?" " "? ?6? Adin S. Boyden Boston, Mass ?" " ? ?"? ?7? William B. Williams Hancock N.Y.? ?" " ? ?"? ?8? George Jackson Cazenovia N.Y.? ?" " "? ?9? Johathan Goodier Litchfield N.Y.? ?" " ? ?"? ?10? James Sawyer Austerlitz N.Y.? ?" " "? ?11? Joseph J. Lane New York City ?" " ? ?"? ?12? Alonzo McCrillis Somersworth N.Y.? ?" " "? ?13? David McCrillis ? ? ?" "? ?" " "? ?14? Jarvis N. Husted Greenwich "? ?" " "? ?15? Elisha B. Harvey Harveyville Pa.? ?" " "? ?16? Giles H. Cornwell Charlestown N.Y.? ?" " "? ?17? Moses C. White Paris Hill N.Y.? ?" " ? ?"? ?18? ? Pitman New Bedford, Mass ?" " "? ?19? John E. Sanborn Boston, "? ?" " "? ?20? Daniel A. Whedon Stockbridge N.Y.? ?" " "? ?21? Julius A. Baldwin Monticello N.Y.? ?" " "? ?22? Edward W. Southwick Vassalboro Me.? ?" " "? ?23? Charles D. Burritt Ithaca N.Y.? ?" " ? ?"? ?24? Erastus O. Haven Boston Mass ?" " ? ?"? ?25? George D. Taylor Cumberland Me.? June 27 1842? ?26? Micah J. Talbot East Machias Me.? Aug 13 1842? ?27? John L. McLean New York City ?" " ? ?"? ?28? Charles R. Dean Pittsfield Mass March 11 1843? ?29? Jonathan K.Burr Middletown ?" " ? ?"? ?30? John S. Covel Glens ? Falls N.Y.? ?" " "? ?31? Frederick D. ? Harriman Friendship Me.? ?" " "? ?32? William R. Johnson West Poultney, Vt.? ?" " "? ?33? Philip O. Hyatt Fenner ? N.Y.? ?" " "? ?34? Hyram F. Savage Edinburgh N.Y.? ?" " "? ?[p.46-47 blank]? ?[p.48 back cover]?