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October 13, 1906

The Necessity for Better Provision for Legal Medicine in This Country.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(15):1208. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520150064013

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New York, Oct. 8, 1906.

To the Editor:  —Anent your editorial on the above subject August 25, in which you lament the lack of instruction in medical jurisprudence, kindly permit one of your readers to say that as far as Cornell is concerned, your statement is incorrect.While it is true that Cornell does not have a special chair in medical jurisprudence, that subject is as thoroughly covered as is possible without such special chair, by some of the other departments of the reguar course, viz.: lectures in toxicology by Prof. R. A. Witthaus to third-year students; gross pathology and autopsy work at the morgue in the third and fourth years respectively, under the direction of Dr. 0. H. Schultze, who is a coroner's physician of several years' standing and a medicolegal expert of more than local renown, and, last but not least, in the thorough course in mental diseases

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