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June 6, 1931

Medical Jurisprudence: A Statement of the Law of Forensic Medicine.

JAMA. 1931;96(23):1982. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720490062046

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The first edition appeared in 1914. The fact that a third edition has been called for is in itself evidence that the book is serving a useful purpose. The author, a lawyer who for many years has lectured on medical jurisprudence, has devoted himself primarily to an exposition of the relations of law to medical matters. He has undertaken to discuss medical subjects only when such a discussion has been necessary to the exposition of legal matters or to illustrate the application of legal principles. Physicians and medical students will find this book a useful source of information when puzzled by the more elementary legal problems that confront them, provided their problems are not grave enough to require counsel. This book does not purport to take the place of a lawyer when a lawyer is needed. Its value would be enhanced by a more extensive discussion of the duties of

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