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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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Medical Jurisprudence: Volume 2


ISBN13: 9781108070133
Published: July 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £35.99



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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'.

Volume 2 continues the discussion of homicide in all its various aspects (including suspicious deaths which might in fact be accidental): suffocation, drowning, hanging, and battery. Proceedings at coroners' inquests are described, and there is a very extensive section on the various types of poison.

Subjects:
Legal History
Contents:
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

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine

Medical Jurisprudence: Volume 1 ISBN 9781108069748
Published July 2014
Cambridge University Press
£35.99
Medical Jurisprudence: Volume 3 ISBN 9781108069755
Published July 2014
Cambridge University Press
£30.99
Medical Jurisprudence: 3 Volume Set ISBN 9781108069762
Published July 2014
Cambridge University Press
£98.00