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November 10, 1956

The Doctor in Personal Injury Cases

JAMA. 1956;162(11):1097. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970280077029

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With the ever-increasing number of claims and suits requiring written reports or testimony from physicians, it is important for attorneys to take the time and effort to help the medical profession understand the proper form and the significance of the evidence or testimony they are called on to present. This book is a conscientious effort on the part of an experienced trial attorney to pass on his experiences and suggestions to physicians and attorneys. The book is a short, concise, simply worded and welcome addition to medicolegal literature.

The glossary of legal terms is short, yet sufficient to meet the needs of most physicians. The description of the conduct of a trial, the legal rules governing the admissability of opinion evidence, and the discussion of the purpose and form of hypothetical questions should be particularly helpful and informative to the medical profession. In all probability, however, the most significant contribution

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