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November 24, 1956

Handbook of Legal Medicine

JAMA. 1956;162(13):1267. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970300067030

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For many years the need in our medicolegal library for a short, simple, concise review of the many subjects referred to under the heading of medical jurisprudence and the various aspects of scientific medicolegal investigations has been recognized. In this book two of the outstanding experts in the United States have discussed these subjects in an understandable and acceptable form to medical and legal students. Unfortunately the average student of law or of medicine has had little or no opportunity to study these subjects during his regular academic schedule. When in the past the need arose or the desire existed to study in this field, the student has been discouraged by the voluminous and technical nature of published material. This obstacle has now been removed. The book will also provide a useful working manual for practicing lawyers and physicians. While it is true that for the few who are expert

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