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This lengthy book presents discussion on a wide range of medicolegal matters. A number are of potential interest to a pediatrician who finds himself or herself obligated to appear in court as an expert witness, as a defendant, or as a juror (the last is not likely in a suit over medical issues). The book is written by lawyers, and the reference items, eg, footnotes and bibliography, are those of law reference style unlike that to which we are accustomed. Among the 49 topics covered are malpractice, medical testimony and the expert witness, children as patients, and fetal interests. This work is not for everyday reading but might be useful as a reference for the pediatrician who goes to court more than once or twice in a lifetime. I would recommend it for hospital or department libraries but not for most offices or homes.
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