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March 5, 1960

The Law of Medical Practice

JAMA. 1960;172(10):1112-1113. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020100120035

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This book deals with law as it may relate to or influence the practice of a physician as he conducts his professional activities. The authors express hope that the book will meet the daily need of established practitioners, offer medical students more than the bare minimum of medicolegal information needed to pass an examination for licensure, and aid lawyers who are called on to assist physicians in matters relating to medical practice. The authors have made wide use of medicolegal cases, abstracted by the American Medical Association's Law Division and published in The Journal. They rightly point out that so far no medicolegal book has made systematic use of this material.

The book represents an attempt to cover a wide field in one volume. The subject is comprehensive because, in medical practice, sooner or later, almost every problem known to law may be encountered. A major criticism of this work

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