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This English standard textbook on Forensic Medicine now appears in its sixth edition. The present represents considerable broadening of subject matter over previous editions and is thoroughly up-to-date. It contains 32 chapters and four appendices. They cover the usual medicolegal topics of identification, wounding by various mechanisms, postmortem changes, the effects of heat, cold, lightning and fire on the body. Chapters are also devoted to sexual offenses, pregnancy and infanticide. There is excellent discussion of the legal aspects of insanity and of criminal responsibility. Ten chapters are devoted to toxicology, and here the coverage is largely clinical, including symptomatology and
Forensic Medicine: A Text-book for Students and a Guide for the Practitioner.. Ann Intern Med. ;49:1456. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-6-1456_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(6):1456.
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