Donald Macalister
1915 The Lancet  
Bateman, read letters of apology for non-attendance. The minutes of the last annual meeting held at Gloucester were then read, and the chairman, after submitting them to the meeting for confirmation, declared them confirmed. The President moved the following resolution : " That the report of the council for the year 1914, now formally presented, and which has been circulated to all members of the Medical Defence Union, be received, adopted, and entered on the minutes." Sir John Tweedy, in
more » ... hn Tweedy, in conveying to the meeting his sense of the honour done him in electing him president, stated that he should not deliver an address, but would merely make a few observations on the work of the society, assuming that all present had read the report. He had been impressed with the magnitude and variety of the applications made to the council. The special knowledge manifested both by the solicitor to the Union and by the general secretary had impressed him most favourably. Mr. M. A. Messiter seconded the resolution. Mr. Dennis Vinrace rose to a point of order, and moved that the report be sent back for certain additions, which he enumerated, to be added in a supplementary report. The amendment was not seconded, and the original motion was put to the meeting and declared carried. A motion was then proposed that the balance-sheet and accounts be received, adopted, and entered on the minutes, and this was duly put and carried. -Correspondence. "Audi alteram partem."
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