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This latest addition to a growing list of instructive books for the medical witness has the distinction of being the first written by a physician. Dr. Nordstrom, who is also a dentist, has had considerable experience as a medical witness and appraiser. This certainly qualifies him to advise others about what to expect when they assume that role.
The advice on how a doctor or dentist should proceed in examining a party as to litigation and in preparing to appear as a witness in a court proceedings is sound. Those who face this experience for the first time can certainly profit from reading this advice. It is not a substitute for consultation with the attorney for the party who calls the witness, but it can be a valuable supplement to such consultation.
Much of what the author says about fee is correct and practical. It should be useful to the
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