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January 1928

Eduard R. Hofmanns Lehrbuch der gerichtlichen Medizin mit gleichmässiger Berücksichtigung der deutschen und österreichischen Besetzgebung.

Arch NeurPsych. 1928;19(1):200. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1928.02210070229023

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Hofmann's textbook on forensic medicine, which appeared first in 1878, is too well and favorably known to need much introduction. It is a monumental work of reference, admirably illustrated and documented, which should be available to every physician who is interested in legal medicine. This new edition, the eleventh, has been thoroughly revised and brought up to date and many new illustrations have been added. A feature of particular interest to neurologists and psychiatrists is the newly prepared section on the legal aspects of mental diseases and defects, which has been prepared by Wagner-Jauregg in his usual clear and lucid style; it is fully up to the high standards set by Hofmann and Haberda for the rest of the book. This phase of the subject, which occupies about 120 pages, is considered under the heads of: (1) responsibility for crime; (2) business capacity; (3) evidentiary capacity; (4) detention under commitment

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