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July 18, 1903

A Text-Book of Legal Medicine and Toxicology.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(3):193. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04500010049027

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This is the first volume of a system of legal medicine, rivaling, if not exceeding, in size the earlier one edited by Hamilton. Like the latter it is a composite production, and in this first volume we find the names of a number of well-known authors as contributors, such as Drs. Smith Ely Jelliffe, Ludvig Hektoen, Graeme M. Hamilton, Chalmers Da Costa and the late Dr. J. T. Eskridge, as well as the editors, whose well-known work in their departments has made them authorities. The articles are well written, as might be expected. The editors have made but little change in the work of their contributors, desiring them to retain the responsibility for their statements, a matter of some importance in medicolegal proceedings. They have followed the usual English standards of weights and measures throughout the work and the nomenclature and spelling of the U. S. Pharmacopeia. The volume covers

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