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September 29, 1906

Medical Jurisprudence, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(13):1040. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520130064019

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Abstract

In this volume are considered the various topics of pure medical jurisprudence. The legal relations of physicians and surgeons to their patients, as witnesses and in suits for malpractice, with a synopsis of the laws of the various states on these subjects, form the section on medical jurisprudence proper. This is followed by the thanatologic division of forensic medicine, including the legal status of the dead body, the powers and duties of coroners, autopsies, personal identity, the time of death, and the action of heat, cold and starvation. Numerous cases are cited illustrating the various subjects.

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