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September 7, 1935

Handbuch der ärztlichen Sachverständigen-Tätigkeit

JAMA. 1935;105(10):822. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760360070029

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This is the second part of the sixth volume of a handbook on the activities of physicians as experts, published with the assistance of the department of public health of the republic of Czechoslovakia. It deals with the medicolegal aspects of murder of the new-born. Full directions are given for the examination of new-born bodies under various conditions (thirty-five pages). The next section is devoted to the legal enactments concerning the crime in question in Austria, Germany and Czechoslovakia and to the determination of how long a dead infant may have lived after it was born. Then are considered the causes of death in the new-born—death before birth, death in the course of birth, natural death after birth, and violent death after birth. The other sections concern the kinds of murder of the new-born, intentional neglect and exposure of the new-born, and illustrative postmortem examinations with reports. The illustrations tell

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