A System of Legal Medicine, Volume 1

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Page 635 - A person duly authorized to practice physic or surgery, or a professional or registered nurse, shall not be allowed to disclose any information which he acquired in attending a patient in a professional capacity, and which was necessary to enable him to act in that capacity...
Page 512 - It is clear that a creditor has an insurable interest in the life of his debtor...
Page 604 - Published under the direction of the general council of medical education and registration of the United Kingdom, pursuant to the medical act (1858).
Page 577 - ... a question of fact to be decided by the verdict of a jury. If this is true in regard to ordinary claims under policies, it is obvious that the difficulty would be greatly enhanced in cases like the present, where it would be sufficient, in order to take a case out of the operation of the proviso, to prove that self-destruction was the result of insanity. It would not be hazardous to affirm that, in all cases where such an issue was to be determined by a jury between an insurance company and the...
Page 73 - The knee joint, formed between the articular surfaces of the lower end of the femur and the upper end of the tibia, is largely a hinge joint.
Page 511 - It may be stated generally, however, to be such an interest, arising from the relations of the party obtaining the insurance, either as creditor of or surety for the assured, or from the ties of blood or marriage to him, as will justify a reasonable expectation of advantage or benefit from the continuance of his life.
Page 17 - Medicine, as it is variously termed, is that science which applies the principles and practice of the different branches of medicine to the elucidation of doubtful questions in courts of justice.
Page 501 - At the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century...
Page 581 - Suicide involves the deliberate termination of one's existence, while in the possession and enjoyment of his mental faculties. Self-slaughter by an insane man or a lunatic is not an act of suicide within the meaning of the law.
Page 241 - How is it possible under such circumstances for any tribunal sitting judicially to say which of these two individuals died first? We may guess, or imagine, or fancy ; but the law of England requires evidence, and we are of opinion that there is no evidence upon which we can give a judicial opinion that either survived the other.

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