MEDICO-LEGAL POINTS not alive, it is akost certain that it is simply a case of blighted ovum retained without decomposition, 6. Paternity,—In questions of illegitimacy, the paternity of a child may be determined from the blood grouping test and from the resemblance of its features, colour, voice, manner, etc., to those of the alleged father. Diseases or deformities may be transmitted from parent to offspring, and may serve as an important piece of evidence. It is an accepted fact tkt where a woman marries a second time her children may not resemble their father but the first husband of their mother. Again, children may not resemble their parents at all and, therefore, the absence of likeness of features or of transmitted peculiarities does not disprove paternity nor prove illegitimacy. Moreover, cases of atavism occur in which the child does not resemble its parents, but resembles its grand- parents.