By John Biggs, Jr., LLD Price, $2.25. Pp 236. Johns Hopkins Press, Homewood, Baltimore 21218, 1967.
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This is a paperback reissue of the same volume published under the same title in 1955. It is the third in a successful series of Isaac Ray Award Books resulting from a lectureship by the same name.
John Biggs, a federal judge, had for many years been concerned with the failure of lawyers and psychiatrists to understand one another and to make more progress in a better plan not for judging, but for doing something useful and appropriate for those individuals whose behavior so grievously offends us. He was especially well-known in psychiatric circles because of his initiative in seeking to supersede the M'Naghten rules in the application of criminal justice. His lectures, therefore, reflect the satisfaction of most modern-minded members of the bar and of the psychiatric profession with the trend away from the detested rules.
The small volume begins with an introductory
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