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December 30, 1911

Medical Jurisprudence, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(27):2163. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120353038

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The fourth volume of this work, now before us, is by Professor Witthaus and covers the subject of toxicology. The general subject of poisons is introduced by a historical summary followed by an extensive bibliography of books and pamphlets treating of poisoning. The classification and general methods of detection of poisons and the forensic questions likely to arise in any trail for criminal poisoning are considered. Medical men will be especially interested in the sections dealing with the duty of the physician in case of suspected poisoning, theoper conconducttopsy on such casessuche forensic questions sic questions involved. The analytic details are, of course, of interest chiefly to the professional toxicologist. In the chapters dealing with special toxicology the wealth of references bears testimony to the industry and care of the author. The mode of action of the various poisons is considered in separate sections. The treatment is fully detailed and

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