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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1905) Abstract of Proceedings for August, 1905. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. lvi-lvii.

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Abstract

At the monthly meeting of the Royal
Society of Tasmania last evening, His
Excellency the Governor (Sir Gerald
Strickland) presided; Lady Strickland,
with Miss Drummond and suite, being
also present.
The meeting first discussed Dr. Elkington's
paper on "Some economic and
social aspects of public health work."
Mr. Nat Oldham attended with his lantern,
and with the aid of which illustrated
some insects which are transmitters
of disease.
Dr. Gerard Smith spoke in commendation
of the aid of local authorities in
matters of public health; but it was
very necessary that they should cooperate
with the head of the State Public
Health Department. He thought that
the therapeutic side of the medical profession
was paying great attention to
preventive medicine.
much discussion arose about the paper.
Bishop Mercer read a paper on "The
Housing Question," reviewing certain
economic principles bearing thereon.
Mr. J. Adam was unanimously elected
a Fellow of the society.
Mr. Morton (the secretary) read a paper
on "Record of Obsidianites or Obsidan
Buttons in Tasmania", prepared by Mr.
W. H. Twelvetreees, E.G.S.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: lvi-lvii
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

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