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November 17, 1956

THE MEDICAL EXPERT WITNESS

JAMA. 1956;162(12):1162. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970290058017

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Abstract

In October, 1955, the American Medical Association Law Department sponsored the first of a series of regional medicolegal symposiums. Part of the program included a demonstration of the right and wrong way to prepare and examine the medical expert witness. In the months that have followed, this demonstration has been repeated 11 times at the request of medical societies and bar associations and has been given at medicolegal institutes or meetings conducted under the joint sponsorships of medical and bar associations. The popularity and usefulness of the demonstration, amply proved by the demands for it and the attendance at these programs, have resulted in its being used as the basis for a film titled "The Medical Witness."

At the clinical meeting of the Association this film will have its premiere. It will be shown on Nov. 27, at 8 p. m., in the Olympic Bowl of the Olympic Hotel, Seattle.

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