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October 3, 1925

Forensic Medicine.

JAMA. 1925;85(14):1084. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670140070036

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Human anatomy, physiology and pathology are the same the world over. So far as this book discusses matters determinable by those sciences, the fact that the discussion is based on the author's observation in Scotland, New Zealand and Egypt does not militate against its value in the United States. On the other hand, the very fact that the book is based largely on what the author has learned by experience gives to it, and especially to the illustrations, an unusual value. But there is no international uniformity of law or of legal principles, and this book as published in the United States seems to be merely a reprint of what was written for British dominions, based on British law. The American reader, therefore, must study with caution the chapters discussing points of law, or he may be badly misled. The book's chief value is in its discussion of identity, bodily

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