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Forensic medicine in Western society : a history

Author: Katherine Watson
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first book of its kind, Forensic Medicine in Western Society: A History provides an overview of the history of forensic medicine in the West from the medieval period to the present day. Taking an international, comparative perspective it shows how medicine has played an active part in shaping legal, political and social change.
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Watson, Katherine (Katherine Denise).
Forensic medicine in Western society.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2010
(DLC) 2010017797
(OCoLC)277196010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Watson
ISBN: 9780203840290 0203840291
OCLC Number: 707080390
Description: 1 online resource (214 pages)
Contents: The legal inheritance --
Medico-legal practice before the modern period --
Experts and expertise --
Criminal responsibility and the insanity defence --
The medicalization of deviance --
Twentieth-century developments in forensic medicine and science.
Responsibility: Katherine D. Watson.

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