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presses itself in pulmonary phthisis largely, while in infants and very young children intestinal disorders are specially frequent. Organic diseases already existing are seriously aggravated; wounds fail to heal, become ulcerative and sometimes gangrenous; while all degenerative processes are rapidly hastened to a fatal issue.'

Holland, “On Morbid Effects of Deficiency of Food,” London, 1839.

INDEX.

(For Index of Laws Regulating the Practice of Medicine, see pp. 709-
774.)

PAGE
ABDOMEN, post-mortem examination of,

852
ABORTION, at common law,

74, 75, 76
ACTION FOR MEDICAL SERVICES, common-law rule as to maintenance of, 11
elements to be proved in,

47
license prerequisite to, .

18
measure of recovery the reasonable worth, .

45
value, how proved, .

46
ACTION FOR PRACTISING MEDICINE WITHOUT A LICENSE,

19-22
(See also: Synopsis of Subjects, pp. 709-774.)
ADIPOCERE,

931
AGE, determination of,

882
ANTHROPOMETRY,

915
AUTOPSIES, by whom ordered,

783
in cases of poisoning,

.838, 853
late, .

860
of fragments,

862
order of, .
rights of relatives and accused persons,

783
BLOOD, condition of, after burns,

965
stains of,

833
Body, see Dead Body.
BOARDS OF HEALTH, Physicians to report contagious diseases to,

23
State and local, powers governed by special statutes,

23
BONES, identification of human,

873
old or recent?

874
BRAIN, post-mortem examination of,

814
BURIAL OF DEAD BODY, law of,

780-783
BURNS,

812, 951
by acids,

953
burning oil,

952
corrosives,

9.53
flame,

952
fused metals,

9.52
petroleum,

953
cases of,

969

838

PAGL

BURNS,
causes of death by,

957
classification of,

954
constitutional effects of,

956
local effects of, .

955
period of death from,

961
post-mortem appearance of,

959
whether ante- or post-mortem,

961
CADAVERIC CHANGES, see Post-mortem changes,

924
saponification,

934
CASES of burns,

969
CATALEPSY,

984
CEMETERIES, law of,

782, 783
CHARITY PATIENTS, experiments not to be tried on,

36, 83
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE,

7
CLOTHING, examination of,

834
COLD, effects of extreme,

942
COMBUSTION, spontaneous,

959
COMPENSATION OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS,

7
CONGENITAL PECULIARITIES, identity from,

886
CONTRACT WITH PATIENTS, see Physicians and Surgeons,

25-36
CONTUSIONS,

840
CORONER, an ancient office,

811
authority, delegation of,

813
county officer,

812
court,

812
duties both judicial and ministerial,

812
jury and inquest,

820
Massachusetts, office abolished in,

815
New York, movement toward abolition of office in,

815
statutory provisions,

819
post-mortem examination,

817
who may be present at

817
powers and duties of,

809-830
prisoner, privilege of, after arrest,

824
process of apprehension, power to issue by,

824
professional skill, may employ,

816
virtute cartæ sive commissionis,

811, 812
virtute officii,

811, 812
CORONER'S INQUEST, authority to hold,

814
evidence and verdict, effect of,

823
evidence taken on, of a party charged with crime, when admissible
in evidence upon his trial subsequently,

825-830
jurors must be sworn by coroner,

820
must investigate and determine the facts,

820
jury to deliberate and return inquisition,

821

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CORONER'S INQUEST,
must be held upon view of the body,

814
New York statutory provisions,

822
one only,

814
rights of accused party,

821, 824
super visum corporis,

814
witnesses, attendance of, may be compelled,

821
CRANIOMETRY,

877
CREMATION,

872
DEAD BODY, autopsies (see Autopsies),

783
changes in,

921
cooling of,

924
disposal, and obligation to dispose of the,

779
external examination of,

810
inquest upon (see Coroner's inquest),

814
internal examination of,

842
legal status of,

777-808
putrefaction of,

928
removed and exhumed, how and by whom it may be,

782
saponification of

934
seizure for debt forbidden,

781
statutes (see Statutes relating to dead bodies),

785-808
temperature of,

924, 936
DEATH, apparent,

922
from burns, causes of,

957
period of,

961
whether accidental, suicidal, or homicidal?

969
from cold,

915
from starvation,

975
signs of,

923
time of, .

920
DEFORMITIES, identity from,

886
Dentist, not a physician in law of privileged communications,

115
DRUG CLERK, not a physician in law of privileged communications, 115
DUTIES OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, see Physicians and Surgeons.
ECCHYMOSES, ante-mortem,

927
post-mortem,

926, 927
EVIDENCE OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN PATIENTS AND PHYSICIANS,

91
under laws regulating practice of medicine,
EXHUMATION OF DEAD BODY,

782
EXPERIMENTS, not to be tried on patients,

36, 83
EXPERT WITNESSES, classes of subjects for medical testimony,

70
competence of, a question for court in limine, .

62
competency presumed from license to practise medicine,

58
sometimes held dependent upon license to practise medicine, 62
examination of, practical suggestions,

65

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