Legal Medicine

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Legal Medicine

  1. 1. LEGAL MEDICINE : GENERAL CONSIDERATION CRISBERT I. CUALTEROS, M.D. http://crisbertcualteros.page.tl Legal Medicine – is a branch of medicine which deals with the application of medical knowledge to the purposes of law and in the administration of justice. Legal medicine – Application of medicine to legal cases. Forensic medicine – Application of medical science to elucidate legal problems. Medical jurisprudence – Knowledge of law in relation to the practice of medicine. SCOPE: Application of medical and paramedical sciences as demanded by law and administration of justice. NATURE OF THE STUDY OF LEGAL MED: - The ability to acquire facts, arrange them and draw a conclusion from facts in the administration of justice. Medical jurist, Medical examiner, Medicolegal officer, Medicolegal expert - A physician who specializes primarily with medico-le

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