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In the current "squeeze" for departmental time in the education of the medical student there has been a great deal of mouthing of "go back to principles, eliminate the detail." Despite this popular battle cry, very few textbooks are written from the "principle sans detail" point of view.
An exception is this handbook, now in its third edition. Dr. Alan R. Moritz, the living grandfather of forensic medicine in the United States has teamed with an articulate attorney to produce a book of principles that is almost precisely 50% forensic medicine and 50% law as applied to medicine. An excellent
Handbook of Legal Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;73:871–872. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-5-871_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(5):871-872.
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