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October 9, 1915

A Text-Book of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(15):1300. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580150074035

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Dr. Glaister's work is now issued in two volumes, one on "Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology" and the other on "Public Health." Since its last appearance, the book has been thoroughly revised and rearranged and a more complete and detailed index prepared. While it is naturally of greater value to the English reader because it applies to legal procedure in that country, yet the breadth of Dr. Glaister's experience and the large amount of data which he has collected must make this book of interest to all students of medical jurisprudence. Especially interesting are the chapters on "Personal Identity," "Finger Prints," "the Identification of the Dead," "Gunshot Wounds" and "Deaths by Lightning and Electricity." Poisons and poisoning are exhaustively discussed. The chapter on "Wounds and Their Medicolegal Relations" is well illustrated and illuminated by copious extracts from case reports. The microscopic and chemical identification of blood and other body fluids is

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