October 1971

Medical Jurisprudence.

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By Jon R Waltz, LLB, and Fred E Inblau, LLB, LLM. Price, $10.95. Pp 398. Macmillan Co, New York, 1971.

Arch Surg. 1971;103(4):520. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350100118028

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Prepared by two law school professors, this book brings to medical students and practitioners a practical elaboration of those aspects of the law which apply to the professional practice of physicians and surgeons.

The text is well-written in an easily understood style and liberally documented by many helpful citations of important, relevant judicial opinions and extensive bibliographic references to legal texts and periodical articles in footnotes and lists at the end of each chapter.

The book contains three parts as well as an appendix and index.

Part one considers the physician and the civil law. After a broad view introduction to the law and the adversary trial process, licensure laws, and canons of professional and interprofessional conduct, there

follows an in-depth consideration of the legal aspects of medical malpractice suits particularly emphasizing areas of legal responsibilities and vulnerabilities in medical practice. Special attention is given to the use of expert

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