The Medico-legal Journal, Volume 5

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Medico-Legal Journal Association, 1887 - Medical jurisprudence

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Page 53 - Statutes in that case made and provided, and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his crown, and dignity.
Page 320 - In the construction and for the purposes of this Act (if not inconsistent with the context or subject matter) the following terms shall have the respective meanings hereinafter assigned to them ; that is to say,
Page 446 - it is remarkable that all the diseases from drinking spirituous or fermented liquors are liable to become hereditary, even to the third generation, gradually increasing, if the cause be continued, till the family becomes extinct."* We need not endeavour to trace farther the remote causes of drunkenness.
Page 47 - Walsh said, that the Act consists of three Parts. The first is the Imagination, which is a Reflection or Meditation of the Mind, whether or no it is convenient for him to destroy himself, and what Way it can be done. The second is the Resolution, which is a Determination of the Mind to destroy himself, and to do it in this or that particular Way. The third is the Perfection, which is the Execution of what the Mind has resolved to do. And this perfection consists of two Parts, Viz.
Page 306 - No act committed by a person while in a state of voluntary intoxication is less criminal by reason of his having been in such condition. But whenever the actual existence of any particular purpose, motive, or intent is a necessary element to constitute any particular species or degree of crime, the jury may take into consideration the fact that the accused was intoxicated at the time, in determining the purpose, motive, or intent with which he committed the act.
Page 141 - If a bottle of brandy stood at one hand, and the pit of hell yawned at the other, and I were convinced that I would be pushed in as sure as I took one glass, I could not refrain.
Page 49 - Sir James Hales was dead, and how came he to his death? It may be answered, by drowning; and who drowned him? Sir James Hales; and when did he drown him? In his lifetime. So that Sir James Hales, being alive, caused Sir James Hales to die; and the act of the living man was the death of the dead man. And then for this offence it is reasonable to punish the living man who committed the offence, and not the dead man., But how can he be said to be punished alive when the punishment comes after his death?
Page 207 - Then with eyes to the front all, And with guns horizontal, Stood our sires; And the balls whistled deadly, And in streams flashing redly Blazed the fires...
Page 357 - Where there is no such capacity to distinguish between right and wrong as applied to the particular act, there is no legal responsibility. 2. Where there is such capacity, a defendant is nevertheless not legally responsible, if, by reason of the duress...
Page 207 - And the balls whistled deadly, And in streams flashing redly Blazed the fires ; As the roar On the shore, Swept the strong battle-breakers o'er the...

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