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February 26, 1938

Legal Medicine and Toxicology

JAMA. 1938;110(9):680. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790090062031

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This volume is dedicated to Charles Norris and has a foreword by Harrison S. Martland. It may be promptly recognized as an authentic and practical work, condensed so as to be suitable for daily reference. It is based on the actual experience of the authors, who are medical examiners in the city of New York. After outlining the work of the medical examiner and the coroner and the legal responsibilities of the physician in relationship to various causes of death, the authors take up chapter by chapter most of the materials usually concerned in books of this character. The technic of the necropsy is given in brief with useful illustrations, many of them in colors. There is then an analysis of the causes of death and of the effects of trauma on the human body, all illustrated with numerous somewhat gory and morbid cases from the authors' experience. In fact,

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