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OF

MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE.

BY

THEODRIC ROMEYN BECK, M.D., LL.D.,

PROFESSOR OF MATERIA MEDICA IN THE ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE; MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN
PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY; HONORARY MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL SOCIETIES

OF RHODE ISLAND AND CONNECTICUT, ETC. ETC.

AND

JOHN B. BECK, M.D.,

PROFESSOR OF MATERIA MEDICA AND MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE IN THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS
AND SURGEONS OP THE CITY OF NEW YORK; CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE ROYAL
ACADEMY OF MEDICINE OF PARIS; CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE

MEDICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, ETC. ETC. ETC.

ELEVENTH EDITION.

WITH NOTES BY AN ASSOCIATION OF THE FRIENDS OF DRS. BECK.

THE WHOLE REVISED BY

C. R. GILMAN, M.D.,
PROFESSOR OF MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE IN THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF NEW YORK.

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J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.

1860.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1859, by

J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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TO THE

MEDICAL AND LEGAL PROFESSIONS

THROUGHOUT THE UNION,

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IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

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PREFACE

TO THE ELEVENTH EDITION.

After the death of T. Romeyn Beck, it was ascertained that he had, with characteristic industry, collected a large amount of matter for a new edition of his treatise on Medical Jurisprudence. These materials were by his family placed in my hands, with a request that I would prepare the new edition for the press. Conscious of my own inability to do justice to such a trust, I sought aid from the friends of Dr. Beck. The required assistance was cheerfully rendered, and I was soon enabled to place most of the more important chapters in competent as well as friendly hands. In this way, I hope that the public are assured of a good edition of the book, while the friends of the author have a very welcome opportunity to pay a sincere and well deserved compliment to the memory of a wise and good man.

The names of the gentlemen who united with me in this labor of love and respect are subjoined. I hope the list will serve as a guaranty that some

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