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Biography | Henry G. Langley | 1844
Transcription 8, ASTOR HOUSE, NEW-YORK. 23
THE LATEST AND BEST WORK ON FORENSIC MEDICINE.
PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE,

With so much of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and the Practice of Medicine and Surgery, as are essential to be known by Lawyers, Coroners, Magistrates, Officers of the Army and Navy, etc etc. By WILLIAM A. GuY, M. B. Cantab Professor of Forensic Medicine, King's College, London : Physician to the King's College Hospital, etc. etc. First American Edition. Edited by C. A. LEE, M. D., who has added two hundred pages of original matter, adapting the work to the wants of the Medical and Legal Professions in the United States. 1 vol. 8vo.
The Editor has enjoyed the advantages of freely consulting Chancellor Kent, on many of the legal questions which come under discussion ; and the opinions of this eminent jurist on several important points will be found em-bodied in the text, from his own notes kindly furnished, and which he has permitted the editor to publish.
The American Editor has, among other additions, (embodied with the text in brackets,) given the laws of the different States in relation to the questions discussed by the author; remarks on the duties of the coroner ; compensation of medical men, when called on. to make post-mortem dissections at coroners' inquests ; the importance of appointing medical men to the office of coroner ; medical evidence ; the quotation of authorities by physicians in giving testimony; the duties of medical men in relation to the disclosure of professional secrets, or facts communicated in professional confidence ; the undue deference paid to personal experience ; its proper value ; identity of the living ; identity of the dead ; the influence of certain causes, localities, &c., in the preservation of the human body, illustrated by examples from the cemeteries of this city and other places ; the remarkable case of Timothy Monroe ; additional means of determining the age of the dead ; cases of hypospadias ; hermaphroditism ; St. hlilaire's division of the generative system ; causes of impotence in the male and female, with cases ; impotence as a ground of divorce ; questions raised in a late remarkable trial of a clergymen for seduction, with remarks on the medical testimony, &c. &c.

STEWART'S TRANSLATION OF
M. BILLAKD ON INFANTILE DISEASES. New Edition, Improved. One volume 8vo.
A TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF INFANTS.
Founded on recent Clinical Observations and Investigations in Pathological Anatomy, made at the Hospice des Enfanstrouves ; with a Dissertation on the Viability of the Child.

By C. M. BILLARD,
Docteur en .117edecine de la Faculte de Paris, 4 c. d-c. .
With Notes by DR. OLIVER, of Angers.
Translated from the third French edition, with Notes, by JAMES
STEWART, M. D., late Physician to the New-York Orphan
Asylum, and one of the Consulting Physicians of the Northern
Dispensary of the City of New-York. 1 vol. 8vo. pp. 650.