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Contrary to the procedure of most writers on this subject, Scheffel treats of the effect of law upon medical practice and practitioners rather than the reverse. The material presented is of a general character so that the book should be of service to the entire medical profession. There is no attempt to impart highly specialized knowledge applicable only to restricted medical groups. The major divisions of law as they affect the physician are discussed with particular emphasis upon what the author chooses to term "legal prophylaxis"; that is, the prevention of unfortunate legal complications involving the medical practitioner. The subjects
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Medical Jurisprudence.. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:945. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-7-945
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(7):945.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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