A Textbook of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology, Sixth Edition discusses medico-legal points concerning the different causes of death, examination of evidence, and crimes that merit medical attention and advice. The author reviews the legal procedures in criminal courts of medical jurisprudence, including the inquest procedures, the difficulties encountered in detecting crime, medical evidence, rules for presenting evidence, and the powers of criminal courts. The post-mortem examination concerns the external and internal examination of the deceased to establish identity (if unknown), to determine time and cause of death. Under the written orders of the court, an exhumation can take place when suspicions of foul play arises after death. The author discusses death in terms of somatic (physical) or molecular (tissues and cells dying individually after vital organs have stopped functioning). The book also describes in detail the primary modes of dying, namely, syncope, asphyxia, and coma. The book explains the medico-legal aspects of injuries, pregnancy, legitimacy, rape, miscarriage, infanticide, and insanity. This book is intended for medical students, but can also benefit students in law courses, and practitioners of legal jurisprudence and of the medical sciences.
Section I —Medical Jurisprudence Chapter I.—Legal Procedure in Criminal Courts Chapter II.—Personal Identity Chapter III.—Post-Mortem Examination (Autopsy) Chapter IV.—Exhumation Chapter V.—Examination of Blood And Seminal Stains, and of Hair Chapter VI.—Death in Its Medico-Legal Aspect Chapter VII.—Deaths from Asphyxia Chapter VIII.—Death from Starvation, Cold and Heat Chapter IX.—Death From Burns, Scalds, Lightning and Electricity Chapter X.—Mechanical Injuries Chapter XI—The Medico-Legal Aspect of Wounds Chapter XII.—Regional Injuries Chapter XIII.—Impotence and Sterility Chapter XIV.—Virginity, Pregnancy and Delivery Chapter XV.—Legitimacy Chapter XVI.—Rape and Unnatural Offenses Chapter XVII.—Miscarriage Chapter XVIII.—Infanticide Chapter XIX.—Insanity and Its Medico-Legal Aspect Chapter XX.—Life Assurance Chapter XXI.—Law in Relation to Medical Men Section II.—Toxicology Chapter XXII.—Poisons and Their Medico-Legal Aspect Chapter XXIII.—Corrosive Poisons Chapter XXIV.—Irritant Poisons Chapter XXV.—Irritant Poisons—(Continued) Chapter XXVI.—Irritant Poisons—(Continued) Chapter XXVII.—Irritant Poisons—(Continued) Chapter XXVIII.—Irritant Poisons—(Continued) Chapter XXIX.—Neurotic Poisons Chapter XXX.—Cerebral Poisons—(Continued) Chapter XXXI.—Cerebral Poisons—(Continued) Chapter XXXII.—Spinal Poisons Chapter XXXXIII—Cardiac Poisons Chapter XXXIV.—Asphyxiants (Irrespirable Gases) Chapter XXXV.—Peripheral (Neural) Poisons Appendix I.—Orders Pertaining to Medico-Legal Work II.—Special Rules of Evidence III.—Questions to be Put to Medical Witnesses IV.—Forms for Medico-Legal Reports V.—The Indian Evidence Act VI.—The Code of Criminal Procedure VII.—The Indian Penal Code VIII.—Forms Required by the Indian Lun
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- 1st January 1940
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