The Medico-legal Journal, Volume 4

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Medico-Legal Journal Association, 1886 - Medical jurisprudence

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Page 384 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world ; all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power...
Page 219 - No person is justified in putting his name as a subscribing witness to a will unless he knows from the testator himself that he understands what he is doing. The witness should also be satisfied, from his own knowledge of the state of the testator's mental capacity, that he is of sound and disposing mind and memory. By placing his name to the instrument, the witness, in effect, certifies to his knowledge of the mental capacity of the testator; a_nd that the will was executed by him freely and understandingly,...
Page 10 - England, six years since, that " the health of the people is the first duty of the statesman." This sentiment is at least equally true in a country of such enormous proportions as our own, and daily increasing, not only from its own inherent growth, but as the destined home of millions now in the world.
Page 201 - He was one of the originators of the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane and was its President from 1855 to 1859.
Page 207 - The general principles in relation to the capacity of a person to make a will are well understood. He must be of sound and disposing mind and memory, so as to be capable of making a testamentary disposition of his property with sense and judgment in reference to the situation and amount of such property, and to the relative claims of different persons who are or might be the objects of his bounty.
Page 383 - ... which he is peculiarly conversant from the nature of his employment in life. The former is bound, as a matter of public duty, to speak to a fact which happens to have fallen within his knowledge — without such testimony the course of justice must be stopped.
Page 1 - The American's Guide ; comprising the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution •• , of the United States, and the Constitutions of the several ' '' /^ States composing the Union Philadelphia, Hogan and Thompson, 380 pp.
Page 126 - Things are what they are, and their consequences will be what they will be; why then should we desire to be deceived?
Page 387 - Witnesses called to testify only to an opinion founded on special study or experience in any branch of science, or to make scientific or professional examinations, and state the results thereof, shall receive additional compensation, to be fixed by the Court, with reference to the value of the time employed and the degree of learning or skill required.
Page 408 - I know your heart, and am right sure and certain that 'tis far too merciful to let her die, or even so much as suffer, for want of aid. Thou knowest who said, "Let him who is without sin among you cast the first stone at her!

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