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February 13, 1909

Bill Affecting Expert Testimony in New York State

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Chairman Committee on Expert Testimony of the Medical Society of the State of New York.

JAMA. 1909;LII(7):576. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540330058012

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To the Editor:  —I enclose herewith a true copy of the proposed bill affecting expert testimony, which was recently adopted by the Medical Society of the State of New York on the report of the committee appointed one year ago to act with a similar committee appointed by the New York State Bar Association. The committee of the bar association after joint session with our committee recommended to the state bar association its adoption. It was adopted unanimously after free discussion and it is now ready to be introduced into the legislature of this state.The committee of the Medical Society of the State of New York desires the cooperation of the medical profession and the journals representing the medical thought of this country. The committee believes that the time is ripe for a determined effort to be made, having for its object the stamping out of the almost intolerable

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