Medical jurisprudence.
5th American from the 7th and improved London edition,
with additions by Edward Hartshorne. Page 674.

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Title

Medical jurisprudence.
5th American from the 7th and improved London edition,
with additions by Edward Hartshorne. Page 674.

Subject

Medical jurisprudence.
Insanity defense.
Taylor, Alfred Swaine, 1806-1880.

Description

Taylor’s Medical jurisprudence was a standard manual for the study of legal medicine. It was first printed in London in 1844, and an American edition followed in the next year. At least twelve editions were produced by the end of the 19th century, with revisions and new editions published through the 20th century. In his introduction to this revision, Taylor states, “Since its first appearance in the year 1844, there have issued from the press fifteen thousand seven hundred and fifty copies. I regard this as a satisfactory proof of its practical utility to those members of the Medical and Legal professions for whose assistance it has been especially intended.”

Medical jurisprudence was the required text for legal medicine courses at Harvard as early as 1858, and it was still in use in 1904. The copy displayed here belonged to Barker Brooks Kent (1844-1873), a graduate of the Medical School in 1869, and was presumably used during his course work. The pages displayed concern the insanity plea and the M'Naughten rule.

Abstract

Medical jurisprudence was the required text for legal medicine courses at Harvard as early as 1858, and it was still in use in 1904.

Creator

Taylor, Alfred Swaine, 1806-1880.

Source

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection.

Publisher

Blanchard & Lea

Date Created

1861.

Format

text

Extent

1 page

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

34.A.24.

Provenance

Gift of Harvard Medical School to the Boston Medical Library, 1885,

Files

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Citation

Taylor, Alfred Swaine, 1806-1880., “Medical jurisprudence.
5th American from the 7th and improved London edition,
with additions by Edward Hartshorne. Page 674.,” OnView, accessed May 24, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/17781.