The Medico-legal Journal, Volume 14

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Clark Bell
Medico-Legal Journal Association, 1896 - Medical jurisprudence
 

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Page 140 - Tis but to fill A certain portion of uncertain paper. Some liken it to climbing up a hill, Whose summit, like all hills, is lost in vapour. For this men write, speak, preach, and heroes kill, And bards burn what they call their midnight taper, To have, when the original is dust, A name, a wretched picture, and worse bust.
Page 277 - Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or is a party to the commission of, or procures or attempts to procure the commission by any male person of, any act of gross indecency with another male person...
Page 218 - We are of the opinion that the verdict of the Jury was not supported by the evidence of that case.
Page 328 - A person duly authorized to practice physic or surgery, or a professional or registered nurse, shall not be allowed to disclose any information which he acquired in attending a patient in a professional capacity, and which was necessary to enable him to act in that capacity...
Page 479 - Florence Maybrick, and to commute the punishment to penal servitude for life, inasmuch as, although the evidence leads clearly to the conclusion that the prisoner administered and attempted to administer arsenic to her husband with intent to murder, yet it does not wholly exclude a reasonable doubt whether his death was in fact caused by the administration of arsenic.
Page 475 - The jury went forth, and upon their Returne Brought her in Guilty of having the Common fame of a witch but not guilty in manner and forme as Shee stands Indicted.
Page 187 - Out of the question," says the Coroner. "You have heard the boy. 'Can't exactly say" won't do, you know. We can't take that, in a Court of Justice, gentlemen. It's terrible depravity. Put the boy aside.
Page 235 - Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win, By fearing to attempt.
Page 165 - No person shall be committed to or confined as a patient in any asylum, public or private, or in any institution, home or retreat for the care and treatment of the insane, except upon the certificate of two physicians, under oath, setting forth the insanity of such person.
Page 187 - Knows a broom's a broom, and knows it's wicked to tell a lie. Don't recollect who told him about the broom, or about the lie, but knows both. Can't exactly say what'll be done to him arter he's dead if he tells a lie to the gentlemen here, but believes it'll be something wery bad to punish him, and serve him right— and so he'll tell the truth. "This won't do, gentlemen!" says the Coroner, with a melancholy shake of the head. "Don't you think you can receive his evidence, sir?" asks an attentive...

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