The Student's handbook of forensic medicine and medical police

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E. & S. Livingstone, 1874 - 334 pages

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Page 79 - ... whosoever, with intent to procure the miscarriage of any woman, whether she be or be not with child, shall unlawfully administer to her or cause to be taken by her any poison or other noxious thing, or shall unlawfully use any instrument or other means whatsoever with the like intent, shall be guilty of felony...
Page 307 - means any drain of and used for the drainage of one building only, or premises within the same curtilage, and made merely for the purpose of communicating therefrom with a cesspool or other like receptacle for drainage, or with a sewer into which the drainage of two or more buildings or premises occupied by different persons is conveyed : "Sewer" includes sewers and drains of every description, except drains to which the word
Page 117 - is not a disease, but a condition in which the intellectual faculties are never manifested ; or have never been developed sufficiently to enable the idiot to acquire such an amount of knowledge as persons of his own age, and placed in similar circumstances with himself, are capable of receiving.
Page 72 - ... which lies more immediately around the base of the nipple, is studded over, and rendered unequal by the prominence of the glandular follicles, which, varying in number from twelve to twenty, project from the sixteenth to the eighth of an inch ; and lastly the integument covering the part appears turgescent, softer, and more moist than that which surrounds it; while on both there are to be observed, at this period, especially in women of dark hair and eyes, numerous round spots, or small mottled...
Page 106 - Tenant by the curtesy of England, is where a man marries a woman seised of an estate of inheritance, that is of lands and tenements in fee-simple or fee-tail; and has by her issue, born alive, which was capable of inheriting her estate. In this case, he shall, on the death of his wife, hold the lands for his life, as tenant by the curtesy of England.
Page 289 - The condition of the air as regards moisture involves two distinct elements: (1) the amount of vapour present in the air, and (2) the ratio of this to the amount which would saturate the air at the actual temperature. It is upon the second of these elements that our sensations of dryness and...
Page 114 - I can think of is this; such a person as labouring under melancholy distempers hath yet ordinarily as great understanding, as ordinarily a child of fourteen years hath, is such a person as may be guilty of treason or felony.
Page 72 - ... varies in intensity according to the particular complexion of the individual, being usually much darker in persons with black hair, dark eyes, and sallow skin, than in those of fair hair, light-coloured eyes, and delicate complexion.* The...
Page 124 - Dementia and Idiocy differ essentially ; otherwise, the principles of every classification are illusory. A man in a state of Dementia is deprived of advantages which he formerly enjoyed. He was a rich man, who has become poor. The idiot, on the contrary, has always been in a state of want and misery.
Page 121 - There are many individuals living at large, and not entirely separated from society, who are affected in a certain degree with this modification of insanity.

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