A Handbook of the Practice of Forensic Medicine: Including the bio-thanatology of newborn children and the first part of The biological division

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New Sydenham Society, 1864 - Medical jurisprudence
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Page 68 - When, therefore, we observe the following phenomena : a sound of crepitation without any escape of blood-froth on incision, laceration of the pulmonary cells with hyperaeria, bright cinnabar-red colour of the lungs without any marbling, and perhaps air in the (artificially inflated) stomach and intestines, we may with certainty conclude that the lungs have been artificially inflated.
Page 23 - The easiest way to find it is to proceed as follows :— a horizontal incision is to be made through the skin and superficial tissues over the knee-joint down to the cartilages, the patella is then to be removed, and the end of the femur made to protrude through the incision. Thin horizontal sections...
Page 288 - A HYMEN STILL PRESERVED, EVEN ITS EDGES NOT BEING TORN, AND ALONG WITH IT — in young persons — A VIRGIN CONDITION OF THE BREASTS AND EXTERNAL GENITALS, HE IS THEN JUSTIFIED IN GIVING A POSITIVE OPINION AS TO THE EXISTENCE OF VIRGINITY, and vice versa.
Page 353 - The legitimacy of a child born three hundred days after the dissolution of the marriage may be disputed.
Page 288 - Liardet (b\ , were cited. In the former, upon the Insanity of a Partner, an Inquiry was directed, whether he was in such a State of Mind as to be capable of conducting the Business: but the Result does not appear. The Lord CHANCELLOR...
Page 334 - All unnatural lewdnew committed between persons of the male sex, or by mankind with animals, is to be punished by imprisonment for not less than six months, or more than four years, and with temporary deprivation of the rights of citizenship.
Page 101 - When separated, the right lung floated, but when depressed beneath the surface it rose unusually slowly ; the left lung sank at once to the bottom. When further divided into lobes, only the upper lobe of the right lung floated, while the others slowly sank. The two lobes of the left lung sank slowly. Finally, when cut into little pieces, only about a...
Page 33 - In foro the term 'life' must be regarded as perfectly synonymous with 'respiration.' Life means respiration. Not to have breathed is not to have lived." While, as we have seen, life has been maintained independent of the mother without appreciable respiration, the quotations above made indicate how radical the difference is regarded between...
Page 2 - PENAL CODE, 180. — If a mother intentionally kills her illegitimate child, either during, or immediately after, its birth, she shall be punished for the infanticide, by imprisonment in bridewell for from five to twenty years. If the child has been intentionally killed by any person other than the mother, or if any other person has assisted in the crime, then the ordinary statutes against murder, homicide, or participation in such crimes, become applicable.
Page 74 - ... without artificial assistance, is known, and it is not therefore permissible in forensic practice to ascribe the buoyancy of the lungs of new-born children brought forth •in secrecy, and without artificial assistance, to this cause.' 4. Putrefaction.- — It must be admitted as proved that the lungs of new-born children in a state of decomposition will float in water. But this admission does not render the test valueless, for it must be remembered that — a.

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