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September 29, 1894

A System of Legal Medicine.

JAMA. 1894;XXIII(13):516. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421180034016

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With the formidable array of talent presented on the title page of this volume an excellent book should be expected and a perusal of the contents of this volume is not disappointing. Unlike a great many of the books with so large a staff the articles are all published under the name of the author, who thus accepts the responsibility for it, and the reader is enabled to know what weight to attach to a particular article when he knows who wrote it. The standard books on medical jurisprudence such as Beck, Taylor, McClellan,Wharton and Stillé, are far behind the recent decisions of the courts, while the knowledge of the organic chemistry has created almost a new science since those revered text-books were the sole authorities. Following as this does, so soon after Witthaus and Becker, it will necessarily come into competition with that work, and it is no disparagement

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