October 27, 1906

The Necessity for Better Provision for Legal Medicine.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(17):1394-1395. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520170058017

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Philadelphia, Oct. 13, 1906.

To the Editor:  —May I trespass on your space so far as to plead not guilty, or at least, non vult, to the indictments by some of your correspondents in The Journal, October 13, page 1208. I do not think I was sarcastic; I did not intend to be. I objected to regarding lectures by a lawyer as sufficient to constitute a course in medical jurisprudence for medical students. I did not express a doubt, that, as far as they go, the lectures are satisfactory, but they are not likely to go far enough, and it appears that I was not astray in my view of their scope.I am quite willing to second Dr. Cattell's encomiums of Coroner Jermon, but this improved condition is not yet a year old, and my statements had reference to the course of events in the coroner's office for nearly

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