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FORENSIC MEDICINE: AN AID TO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14269437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Forensic medicine is medicine as applied to the problems of the law. The origins of both are hidden in the mists of antiquity, dating from the beginnings of family and tribal life. Recorded human history goes back for 6000 years. Sumeria, Babylon and Egypt all contributed to the development of forensic medicine. Imhotep was probably the first real medicolegal expert. Hippocrates, the Greek physician, and Galen, the Roman, made considerable contributions. Little advance was made during the millenium of the Dark Ages. But Renaissance medicine gave this branch of medicine an impetus in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and in the twentieth, interest in forensic medicine is worldwide. The physician, the coroner, the pathologist, the medical specialist and the forensic laboratory contribute to the investigation of crimes against the person, and to the solution of such problems as identification, untoward deaths, apparent drowning and many others.
Authors:
W J DEADMAN
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1965 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1965-06-01     Completed Date:  1996-12-01     Revised Date:  2010-06-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  666-70     Citation Subset:  OM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abortion, Criminal*
Alcoholic Intoxication*
Death, Sudden*
Drowning*
Forensic Medicine*
History*
Homicide*
Infanticide*
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