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Parikh’s Textbook of Medical Jurisprudence, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, for Classrooms and Courtrooms 9/e

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ISBN: 9789354662744
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This book has been revised keeping in mind the medical students, teaching classrooms and the courtrooms, as in the earlier editions, while retaining the unique flavor of the original book and the 'questions and answers' format. Care has been taken to keep the originality of Parikh's style of narration and presentation intact.

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    The most important feature of this edition is the incorporation of the competencies in the text as per the CBME Guidelines and also meeting the precise requirements of the Competency Based Undergraduate Curriculum for the Indian Medical Graduate as recommended by the National Medical Commission. Index of Competencies has also been included in the preliminary pages to give an overview of the mapping of the competencies covered in the text as well as the depth of coverage provided.

    Considering the need to add important topics, many new and important topics have now introduced in this edition especially, those related to poisoning like centipede, millipede, wasp sting, bee sting, hornet sting and cow dung. For clearer understanding of the legal aspects, The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012, has been reproduced.

    This edition will continue to draw attention of all the readers to the subtle changes brought out in Mental Health Act, changes in IPC, CrPC, poisons like cartap, brasinolide , khat, and hair dye, as also the newer topics like Jules, medical jousting and others.

    Parikh's Textbook has been popular for many decades in view of the references to the Indian scenario and the content written to the satisfaction of the students. The lawyers preparing their briefs and posing questions to the witnesses will find various questions with answers that help them immensely.

    The salient features continue to include recent changes replacing Medical Council of India by National Medical Commission, recognition of the same gender sex as a non-crime among consenting individuals, and other related issues which have been succinctly described. Updated material is added to the relevant questions, maintaining the legendary question–answer format of discussion.

    The book continues to enjoy its reputation as a reliable text for the students in the classrooms and a high-value reference in the courtrooms, besides serving as a handy guide for investigating officers in police and investigating agencies, and lawyers in practice. The questions in the book are useful to the defence attorneys while questioning the medical witnesses in cross-examinations.

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    Publisher CBS Publishers and Distributors Pvt. Ltd.
    Binding Paperback
    Size 6.75”×9.5”
    Year 2023
    Edition 9th Edition
    Pages 816
    Author BV Subrahmanyam,
    Subject Forensic Medicine and Toxicology/Jurisprudence
    About the Author


    is currently a medicolegal consultant and advisor with a rich experience of 54 years in the profession.He has been Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, at different medical colleges in Gujarat (Baroda, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar and Surat) and Narayana Medical College and Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. He was Dean, Medical College, Bhavnagar, and Medical Superintendent, Medical College Hospital,Surat.He was Additional Dean,Medical Colleges at Baroda and Surat,and examiner for MBBS,MD and PhD in various colleges and universities.His publications include,among others, Forensic Medicine,Toxicology and Medical Jurisprudence/2nd edn, Forensic Psychiatry, and Hospital Management and Administration: Principles and Practice,published by CBSPD.

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