The First Book on Forensic Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence Published in the United States Cooper, Thomas, Editor. Tracts on Medical Jurisprudence: Including [Samuel] Farr's Elements of Medical Jurisprudence, [William] Dease's Remarks on Medical Jurisprudence, [G.E.] Male's Epitome of Juridical or Forensic Medicine, and [John] Haslam's Treatise on Insanity. With a Preface, Notes, and a Digest of the Law Relating to Insanity and Nuisance. To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing Erskine's Speech for James Hadfield, Indicted for Shooting at the King; An Abstract of a Report of the Trial of Abraham Kessler, Indicted for Poisoning his Wife With White Arsenic, and Laudanum, and a Memoir on the Chromat of Pot-Ash, as a Test for Detecting Arsenic, Copper, and Corrosive Sublimate, by Thomas Cooper, Esq., Read Before the Am[erican] Ph[ilosophical] Society, Sep. 18, 1818. Originally published: Philadelphia: Published by James Webster, 1819. [xvi], 456,  pp. Reprinted 2007 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584776819. ISBN-10: 1584776811. Hardcover. New. $125. * Reprint of the first work on forensic medicine and medical jurisprudence published in the United States. The most extensive work of its kind then available in America, it includes the first domestic printing of Haslam's landmark Treatise on Insanity (1817). Other topics treated at length include rape, abortion and poisoning. Cooper [1759-1839], a chemist and lawyer by training, was a polymath who published books on law, political science, economics, medicine and the natural sciences. A friend of Joseph Priestley and Thomas Jefferson, he was a professor of chemistry at Dickinson College and the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the faculty of South Carolina College in 1819 and became its president in 1820.
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