A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence

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H.C. Lea, 1873 - 879 pages

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Page 33 - That they are declarations made in extremity, when the party is at the point of death, and when every hope of this world is gone; when every motive to falsehood is silenced, and the mind is induced by the most powerful considerations to speak the truth.
Page 644 - 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 858 - The insured need not mention what the underwriter ought to know, •what he takes upon himself the knowledge of, or what he waives being informed of.
Page 797 - There may be an unseen ligament pressing on the mind, drawing it to consequences which it sees, but cannot avoid, and placing it under a coercion, which, while its results are clearly perceived, is incapable of resistance. The doctrine which acknowledges this mania is dangerous in its relations, and can be recognized only in the clearest cases. It ought to be shown to have been habitual, or at least to have evinced itself in more than a single instance.
Page 84 - That 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, and being convicted thereof shall be.
Page 706 - ... shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine, not exceeding five hundred dollars, and to undergo an Imprisonment, by separate or solitary confinement at labor, or by simple Imprisonment, not exceeding two years,
Page 40 - ... 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 own knowledge — without such testimony the course of justice must be stopped.
Page 822 - To regard the fact of intoxication as meriting consideration in such a case, is not to hold that drunkenness will excuse crime, but to inquire whether the very crime which the law . defines and punishes, has been in point of fact committed.
Page 44 - No person authorized to practice physic or surgery shall be required or allowed to disclose any information which he may have acquired from any patient, while attending him in a professional character, and which information was necessary to enable him to prescribe for such patient as a physician, or do any act for him as a surgeon.
Page 782 - 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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