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December 27, 1913

The Doctor in Court.

JAMA. 1913;61(26):2317. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350270035023

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This book contains a practical and interesting discussion of physicians' relations to the courts, and of the general principles of the laws affecting them. The first chapter is the most interesting and valuable to the physician who but seldom goes on the witness-stand. It contains advice that is well worth heeding, and the witness, if he follows it, would make a better spectacle than does the average doctor when giving evidence. The remaining chapters discuss the laws, including those on the regulation of the practice of medicine, which affect physicians and with which every physician should be familiar. While not large or exhaustive, this work is sufficiently complete for all ordinary purposes. The language is clear and non-technical. We commend the book to those who may be called into court, which means to all in the practice of medicine or surgery.

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