January 1965

Disease and Injury.

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By Leopold Brahdy, MD. Price, $12.50. Pp 482, with illustrations. J. B. Lippincott Company, E Washington Sq, Philadelphia 19105, 1961.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(1):104-106. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03860130106022

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It must be unusual for a mere lawyer to be asked to review a medical book; it is also flattering. However, as Dr. Brahdy himself says in his preface, not only are doctors finding themselves, willy-nilly, more and more involved in legal matters, but also this book recognizes the lawyer's need to know rather a good deal about at least limited areas of medicine and in medical language. It is undoubted fact that as the concept of legally actionable wrong has expanded in response to a mushrooming scientific, industrial, technological world and also in response to a changing social philosophy, not only have entirely new kinds of injury been made compensible, but, too, the fierce litigation of modern days has made it necessary for even better presentation of evidence; this has meant more and more mutual involvement of doctors and lawyers, not always with happy after-feelings. Some such residue of

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