JOHN E. TRACY, A.B., LL.D.
There are three different sets of circumstances under which a doctor may be called as a witness and the rights, privileges and duties of the doctor will be found to vary with those circumstances. They are as follows:
1. Where the doctor is possessed of information relevant to some issue in the case, which information he acquired in other than a professional capacity. Example, the doctor, while driving to make a call, sees an automobile hit a pedestrian. The pedestrian sues the automobile owner for damages for negligence.
TRACY JE. THE DOCTOR AS A WITNESS1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:837–862. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-5-837
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(5):837-862.
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