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Prominent for years among medical-legal publications, the late John Tracy's The Doctor as a Witness has been distinguished by the brevity, clarity, and soundness of its content. Professor William J. Curran, in this enlarged second edition, responsibly brings case authorities, statutes, and bibliography up to date and presents pertinent new material on numerous important subjects.
A notably useful (and anxiety-relieving) section introduced in this edition discusses direct and indirect attack on the testimony of an expert medical witness. Quoting question and answer excerpts from trials, Curran illustrates how doctor-witnesses can get into and out of difficulties during cross-examination. He expands
Tracy's The Doctor as a Witness.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:739. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-4-739_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(4):739.
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