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April 25, 1931

Legal Medicine and Toxicology.

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By Ralph W. Webster, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine (Medical Jurisprudence) in Rush Medical College, University of Chicago. Cloth. Price, $8.50. Pp. 862, with illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1930.

JAMA. 1931;96(17):1429. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720430079033

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The untimely death of the distinguished author of this book emphasizes the importance of this contribution to forensic medicine. Dr. Webster's editing of the system prepared by Peterson and Haines indicated his special qualification for the production of a one volume work on this subject. The book will be found to be everything that the general medical reader may require in this field. The volume is presented in two parts. Under the heading of "Legal Medicine," the author discusses the rights of physicians and their obligations, identification, deaths from various causes, wounds and injuries, examination of blood stains, legal questions associated with birth, sex offenses and mental disorders. The section on "Toxicology" is a complete consideration of poisons with their properties and the medicolegal aspects of their use.

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