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October 20, 1906

Text-Book of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(16):1317-1318. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520160081014

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The seventh edition of this valuable text-book brings its subject matter well up to date, some of the more recent reports of cases in which modern exact methods of investigation were employed being given in considerable detail. Among the new matters introduced may be mentioned the application of xrays to the study of the skeleton, a method that has direct bearing on the question of identification. The serum test for blood is fully described. Among new subjects introduced into toxicology are chronic poisoning by potassium chlorate, acetanilid and carbon monoxid; acute poisoning by boric acid, resorcinol, wormseed and formaldehyd. The tests for poisons are given with clearness, without unnecessary detail. The subject of ptomains is given due consideration, with the result that the whole matter must be regarded as being, to a considerable extent, sub judice. While it is impossible in so small a book to give the detail

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