Doctors and the Law: Medical Jurisprudence in Nineteenth-Century America

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After the American Revolution, the new republic's most prominent physicians envisioned a society in which doctors, lawyers, and the state would work together to ensure public well-being and a high standard of justice. By the 1830s, medical jurisprudence was being taught as an important subject in the nation's best medical schools, new medical ideas about insanity inspired major legal reforms, and legal issues stimulated medical advances. Medical malpractice suits were so rare as to be curiosities. But as James C. Mohr ...

Doctors and the Law: Medical Jurisprudence in Nineteenth-Century America 1996, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801853982

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Doctors and the Law: Medical Jurisprudence in Nineteenth-Century America 1993, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195053845

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