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By Michael Clark, Catherine Crawford

ISBN-10: 0511599668

ISBN-13: 9780511599668

ISBN-10: 0521395143

ISBN-13: 9780521395144

This choice of essays provides clean interpretations of the expansion of medico-legal principles, associations and practices in Britain, Europe and the United States over the last 400 years. in accordance with a wealth of latest study, it brings the historic examine of felony medication firmly into the world of social heritage. Case stories of infanticide, abortion, coroners' inquests, and felony madness convey that felony medication has frequently been the focal point of social swap and political controversy. The individuals additionally emphasize the formative effect of felony platforms on medico-legal wisdom and perform. felony drugs in heritage enlarges our knowing of the general public function of medication in sleek Western societies, whereas commencing up new views on social, cultural, and political historical past.

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7 Thomas R. Forbes, Surgeons at the Bailey: English Forensic Medicine to 1878 (New Haven, 1985), pp. 45-6. 8 John Winthrop, Winthrop's Journal 1630-1649, ed. James Kendal Hosmer (New York, 1908), vol. I, p. 320; inquest on the body of an Indian shot by John Dandy {AOM, vol. IV, pp. 254^-60), described below, p. 28. 9 For two other early English texts on forensic medicine, see below, p. 109, note 2. 10 AOM, vol. Ill, pp. 61, 91. 11 AOM, vol. IV, pp. 177, 180. 12 AOM,voL IV, pp. 180, 181. 13 AOM, vol.

113, 121-2, 129-30, 221-5. 28 See, for example, Snyder, 'Medicine and the law'; J. Malcolm Cameron, 'The medico-legal expert - past, present and future', Medicine, Science and the Law, 20 (1980), 3-13; and Forbes, Surgeons at the Bailey. , Expert Evidence: Interpreting Science in the Law (London and New York: Routledge, 1989). 29 Esther Fischer-Homberger, 'Hebammen und Hymen', Sudhoffs Archiv, 61 (1977), 75-94, reprinted in Fischer-Homberger, Krankheit Frau und andere Arbeiten zur Medizingeschichte der Frau (Berne: Hans Huber, 1979), pp.

85 The evidence of medico-legal practice surveyed here shows that in early seventeenth-century Maryland defendants, jurors, and the authorities were aware that medical practitioners could provide relevant evidence in cases of suspicious death and in certain types of crime. In a number of cases, surgeons were actually directed to obtain this evidence. This awareness of the potential value of medical opinion presumably came from knowledge of Forensic medicine in early colonial Maryland 41 its use in contemporary courts in England.

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