A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence, 208. number

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J. & A. Churchill, 1874 - 772 pages

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Page 505 - Whosoever shall unlawfully supply or procure any poison or other noxious thing, or any instrument or thing whatsoever, knowing that the same is intended to be unlawfully used, or employed, with intent to procure the miscarriage of any woman, whether she be with child or not, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be kept in penal servitude for the term of three years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years,...
Page 593 - And be it further enacted, that no will made by any person under the age of twenty-one years shall be valid. VIII. Provided also, and be it further enacted, that no will made by any married woman shall be valid, except such a will as might have been made by a married woman before the passing of this Act.
Page 22 - ... opinion, on a matter with which he is peculiarly conversant from the nature of his employment in life. The former is bound, as a matter of public duty, to speak to a fact which happens to have fallen within his knowledge — without such testimony the course of justice must be stopped.
Page 53 - whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously administer to or cause to be administered to or taken by any other person any poison or other destructive or noxious thing, so as thereby to endanger the life of such person, or so as thereby to inflict upon such person any grievous bodily harm, shall be guilty of felony...
Page 677 - ... accompanied by lucid intervals. The main character of insanity, in a legal view, is said to be the existence of delusion; ie, that a person should believe something to exist which does not exist, and that he should act upon this belief.
Page 729 - Every person was supposed to know what the law was, and therefore nothing could justify a wrong act, except it was clearly proved that the party did not know right from wrong.
Page 697 - AB is a lunatic (or an idiot, or a person of unsound mind), and a proper Person to be taken charge of and detained under Care and Treatment, and that I have formed this opinion upon the following grounds, viz. : 1. Facto indicating Insanity observed by myself (here state the facts). 2. Other facts (if any) indicating Insanity, communicated to me by others (here state the information, and from whom).
Page 718 - It is the prolonged departure, without an adequate external cause, from the state of feeling and modes of thinking usual to the individual when in health, that is the true feature of disorder in mind...
Page 729 - If the delusion were only partial, the party accused was equally liable with a person of sane mind. If the accused killed another in self-defence, he would be entitled to an acquittal, but if the crime were committed for any supposed injury, he would then be liable to the punishment awarded by the laws to his crime.
Page 718 - In a letter, attached to the will, the testator said, " The world may think this to be done in a spirit of singularity or whim, but I have a mortal aversion to funeral pomp, and I wish my body to be converted into purposes useful to mankind.

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