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Introduction to Medical Law
  1. Kate Diesfeld, JD
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    Peter Marquand, Oxford, Butterworth Heinemann, 2000, 125 pages, £15.99 (pb).

    Peter Marquand is a medically qualified solicitor who understands the informational needs of medical professionals. Thus, it is not surprising that the topics covered in this book are those most likely to be of practical use and concern to medical and ancillary professions. This publication is clearly a guide, and not an exhaustive text, on current legislation and case law relating to medicine. As a guide, it admirably achieves its objective of providing an overview of contemporary issues of relevance in the medical field.

    Marquand's research summarises the fundamental principles of, and legal responses to, the standard topics covered in medical law texts such as clinical …

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