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June 1938

The Roentgenologist in Court.

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By Samuel Wright Donaldson, M.D. Price, $4. Pp. 230. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1937.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;61(6):1015. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180110170017

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Abstract

This is an interesting book. The author believes that most physicians know far too little regarding legal matters, and he here attempts to tell something of the mysteries of the law and how they may affect physicians.

The subject matter has been divided into fourteen chapters. These chapters deal with such broad legal topics as malpractice, testimony and contracts and have, as would be judged from the title of the volume, a good deal to say about the roentgenologist and his legal position.

The author has quoted a great number of cases to show how legal opinion regarding various phases of medical work has become established. So many legal case reports make the reading a little difficult for one unfamiliar with legal phraseology. However, the book as a whole makes an excellent work of reference. There is no doubt, as the author infers, that physicians are woefully ignorant of legal

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