October 13, 1906

The Necessity for Better Provision for Legal Medicine in This Country.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(15):1209. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520150064015

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Jersey City, N. J., Oct. 6, 1906.

To the Editor:  —In a letter in The Journal, September 8, I took exception to a statement you had made in a previous editorial (August 25) that certain New York medical schools make no mention of the subject of medical jurisprudence. In informing you that a course in medical jurisprudence is given each year at the Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, my letter was written only to correct your error.In The Journal, October 6, p. 1116, Dr. Leffmann refers rather sarcastically to my letter of September 8. I had no intention of discussing the value of instruction in medical jurisprudence as it is taught or the merits of any one particular course. The course I referred to, however, does consist of exactly what Dr. Leffmann mentions: "Questions of ethics, general and legal, limitations of professional duties and rights, and cognate questions." And

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