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A more appropriate title for this volume would be "Law for the Physician." It is a book on law, written by a lawyer largely for law students, and it manifests most of the characteristics of a precise legal mind. It is not a book to be read for enjoyment; the style is terse, dry, and pedantic. It is a junior-sized encyclopedia crammed with accurate, useful information neatly outlined and catalogued.
Most of the familiar matter concerning forensic medicine is discussed: physician-patient relationship, anesthesia, blood transfusions, autopsy, violent death, commitment, sterilization, artificial insemination, and so forth. The author apparently feels that
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The Physician and the Law.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:226. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-1-226_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(1):226.
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