The Law and Medicine: Friend or Nemesis?

Robert Mark Jaggs-Fowler

August 15, 2013 by CRC Press
ISBN 9781908911995 - CAT# K28836

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•An invaluable, unique and concise study of the historical relationship between the law and medicine from the early apothecaries to modern-day general practitioners, providing you with a broad understanding and knowledge of the developments that have formed us now •Well researched and accurate with a wealth of primary and secondary historical, legal and medical sources •Invaluable overview which can be read in-depth as an academic treatise, or more superficially as an informative historical story


The work draws together a rich tapestry of material across many different disciplines, covering the crucial relationship between medicine and law from the early apothecaries to the modern-day general practitioner. It presents an invaluable overview of the subject and offers vital background reading to anyone interested in medico-legal medicine, as well as providing a springboard for students of medicine and law interested in researching the field through its remarkable diversity of reference resources.


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