Excerpt from Constitution, by-Laws, Officers and List of Members of the Society of Alumni of Bellevue Hospital, 1909-1910
On the twenty-first day of June, 1886, an invi tation was sent, by Dr. F. W. 'gwyer, to former house physicians and surgeons to meet at his house for the purpose of organizing, on a per manent basis, a society to be composed of alumni of Bellevue Hospital. Nineteen responded to the invitation, but only sixteen were present at the meeting, which was held on Monday, June 28, 1886; Dr. Henry Herman being chosen chairman, and Dr, F. W. Gwyer, secretary. After free dis cussion, it was agreed that the objects of the society should be the cultivation and advance ment of medicine and surgery, and the promotion of social intercourse among its members. A com mittee on organization was then formed, consist ing of Drs. Henry Herman, F. W. Gwyer, H. M. Biggs, L. W. Hotchkiss, A. B. Pope, S. H. Pinker ton, and Egbert Le F evre. This committee re ported ou September 21 a constitution and by laws, which were adopted.
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