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Twenty-nine writers collaborated with the editor in the preparation of this volume, which covers a wide variety of subjects related to legal medicine. The editor, a pathologist, contributed four chapters dealing with the identification of blood stains, blood grouping tests in the determination of nonpaternity, the examination of seminal fluid, infanticide, and official medicolegal investigations. Other chapters, to mention only some of the more significant ones, deal with medicolegal autopsy, postmortem changes, common causes of unexpected deaths, trauma in its forensic aspects, toxicology, forensic psychiatry, medicolegal aspects of alcohol intoxication, evaluation of evidence from the skeleton, and medicolegal use of bloodgrouping tests in disputed paternity cases. The value of this book is enhanced by adequate bibliographies appended to some but, unfortunately, not all of the chapters. Many of the contributors are authorities in their particular fields; others are less well known. It is unfortunate that this book does not more
Legal Medicine. JAMA. 1955;157(2):199. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950190099042
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