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November 5, 1938

Glaister's Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology

JAMA. 1938;111(19):1792. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790450074033

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Abstract

Sooner or later every active medical practitioner may be called as a witness to render such service as the law may demand from him. Every medical man, therefore, should know what legal demands may be made on him and the more relevant facts on which he may be called to express opinions. This volume provides a dependable guide. The more noteworthy chapters are those devoted to cases of homicide, causes of insensibility, lunacy, insanity, monoxide poisoning and incest. The section on toxicology is complete. Fundamentally and in principles the entire book is sound in all its comment and instruction. Written by an English author experienced in British procedures and courts, he has devoted much space to the quotation of English laws and procedures. These are of course not applicable in this country. The American physician must therefore go further and supplant American laws for the quoted laws. However, there is

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