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Medical Jurisprudence

Medical Jurisprudence
3 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine

  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108069762

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  • The physician and author John Ayrton Paris (1785–1856), several of whose other medical and popular works have been reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection, and his co-author J. S. M. Fonblanque (1787–1865), barrister and administrator, published this three-volume work in 1823. It remained almost the only work on the topic of medical jurisprudence for many years. The authors define the term as 'a science by which medicine, and its collateral branches, are made subservient to the construction, elucidation, and administration of the laws; and to the preservation of public health'. An overview of the professional medical colleges and their powers and privileges is followed by a detailed examination of the various circumstances in which medical evidence may be required in court, a 'synopsis of the objects of inquiry in cases of sudden death', an appendix presenting many historical cases, and an index.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108069762
    • length: 1540 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 1.94kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    Part I:
    1. Of the College of Physicians
    2. Of the College of Surgeons
    3. Of the Society of Apothecaries
    4. Of the exemptions and liabilities of medical practitioners
    5. Of actions by medical practitioners
    6. Of actions against medical practitioners
    7. Midwifery
    8. Of the preservation of public health
    9. Of quarantine
    10. Medical police
    Bills of mortality
    Part II: Introduction
    1. Of medical evidence generally
    2. Of marriage
    3. Of divorce or nullity
    4. Of extra-uterine conception
    5. Of hermaphrodites
    6. Of idiots and lunatics
    7. Medical and physiological illustrations of insanity
    8. Of nuisances
    9. Of impositions
    10. Of the adulteration of food
    11. Policy of insurance on lives
    12. Survivorship
    Part III:
    1. Introduction
    2. Arson
    3. Human combustion
    4. Rape
    5. Of homicide generally
    6. Of real and apparent death
    7. Of the physiological causes and phenomena of sudden death
    8. Of murder generally
    9. On the classification of poisons
    10. Homicide
    Appendix. Volume 2: Part III (cont.): Of homicide. Volume 3: Part III (cont.): A synopsis of the objects of inquiry
    Index of cases
    Appendices 1-3.

  • Authors

    John Ayrton Paris

    J. S. M. Fonblanque

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