15 Feb 
'We women must take faith about the Brussels Conference and not be over anxious.'
This was a Medical Conference held at Brussels 4-8 Sep 1899.
There was much argument beforehand in the British Committee as to whether the Federation should take part officially in the Conference to which they were invited. The reason for this official abstention was that the acknowledged object of the Conferences was given in the programme to be: 'How Regulation can best be carried out'. After much argument with correspondence between Henry J Wilson, JB, James Stuart, etc. the Committee agreed that the Federation should take no part officially but there was no objection to individual Abolitionists attending to maintain their views. In the end the above-mentioned went and also Dr Nevins, Dr Drysdale, Mr Bunting and Miss Leppington. The general verdict was that it showed that 'the views of the Abolitionists have permeated in all directions and are at last visibly affecting the medical world.' (Shield Oct 1899 pp 58-60).
Biog: Mr Lombard, Mrs de Selincourt, Mrs Terrell, Mr Dymock, Rochefort