Ordronaux, John. The Jurisprudence of Medicine in its Relation to the Law of Contracts, Torts, and Evidence: with a Supplement on the Liabilities of Vendors of Drugs. Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1869. xvi, 310 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775034; ISBN-10: 1584775033. Hardcover. New. $95. * According to Kronick, this is the "first genuine work on medical jurisprudence as distinguished from legal medicine." It contains four sections: Rights, Remedies, and Liabilities of Physicians, with a subchapter on superintendents of asylums for the insane; medical evidence, with a full chapter on evidence in cases of alleged insanity; the ethics of medicine; and, the jurisprudence of pharmacy. A lawyer and physician who held chairs at Columbia Law School and Dartmouth Medical School, Ordronaux [1830-1908] also served as the first New York State commissioner for the mentally ill. Kronick, Landmark Books in Legal Medicine, 1981.
Book number 40967