October 24, 1896

Medical Expert Testimony.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(17):921-922. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430950043009

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Dannemora, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1896.

To the Editor:  —I have been very much interested in the papers and discussions published in our Journal relative to medical expert testimony. As chairman of the committee appointed in February, 1895, by the Medical Society of the State of New York, to report upon the most feasible plan for improvement in methods of obtaining medical expert testimony, I presented to the committee two reports in January, 1896, the one which was adopted both by the committee and the society being that practically incorporated in the Bill presented by Dr. Suiter, and already published in our Journal. The one which the committee, while favoring the method, thought inadvisable to present to the Society fearing that it would meet with opposition, was as follows:Resolved, That the Medical Society of the State of New York would recommend the enactment of a law by the legislature

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