The object of the author of these pages, is to give a concise and comprehensive view of the received Principles of Medical Jurisprudence, and to collect the scattered and isolated facts from the standard works of legal and medical writers. He is inclined to hope that this volume contains all that is valuable in the systematic works upon the subject; and numerous other topics of vast importance to medical practitioners, which have no place in similar productions. In proof of this assertion, he refers the reader to the ethical and legal parts of this work, and to the articles on medical evidence, adulterations of alimentary matters, and public medicine. He hopes that the promulgation of Medical Ethics, or the institutes of professional conduct, will contribute in no small degree to maintain and support the honour, dignity, character, and utility of the profession, by impressing the minds of medical students with a sense of the noble and virtuous principles which have always characterised their predecessors, and which ought ever to distinguish the scientific cultivators of medicine.
Another novel and important feature in this production is, the exposition of the laws relating to the different orders of the faculty in these kingdoms, which cannot fail to prove instructive and useful to medical practitioners, by informing them of the immense power, vast influence, and high privileges, conferred upon them by the legislature, in exempting them from the performance of many civil duties, and in deeming their evidence conclusive in an immense number of civil and criminal proceedings, which affect the lives, the liberty, the honour, reputation, and property, of every class of society.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.