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 311 - 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 107 - 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 112 - In one instance, a woman was exemplary in her obedience to every command of the moral law, except one, — she could not refrain from stealing.
Page 69 - 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 or be not with child, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor...
Page 297 - 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 104 - 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 69 - ... 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 62 - ... 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 114 - 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 111 - 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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