LEGAL MEDICINE : GENERAL
CRISBERT I. CUALTEROS, M.D.
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
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