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Full text of "Medical Jurisprudence And Toxicology"

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MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

Occupational diseases.

Employment.

PART B

Lead poisoning or its sequelae excluding
poisoning by lead tetra-ethyl.

Phosphorus poisoning or its sequelae.

Mercury poisoning or its sequelae.

Poisoning by benzene and its homologues
or the sequelae of such poisoning.

Chrome ulceration or its sequela.

Arsenical poisoning or its sequelae.

Pathological manifestations due toŚ

(a)  radium and other radio-active sub-
stances ;

(b)  X-rays.

Primary epitheliomatous cancer of skin.

Any process involving the use of lead or
any of its preparations or compounds
except lead tetra-ethyl.

Any process involving the use of phos-
phorus or its preparations or com-
pounds.

Any process involving the use of mercury
or its preparations or compounds.

Handling benzene or any of its homo-
logues and any process in the manu-
facture or involving the use of benzene
or any of its homologues.

Any process involving the use of chromic
acid or bichromate of ammonium,
potassium or sodium, or their prepara-
tions.

Any process involving the production,
liberation or utilization of arsenic or its
compounds.

Any process involving exposure to the
action of radium, radio-active sub-
stances, or X-rays.

Any process involving the handling or
use of tar, pitch, bitumen, mineral oil,
paraffin, or the compound products or
residues of these substances.

A commissioner appointed by the Provincial Government will not
entertain any claim for compensation unless notice of the accident has been
given to him as soon as practicable after the occurrence of the accident and
unless the claim is preferred before him within one year of the occurrence-
of the accident or, in the case of death within one year- from the date of
death. The commissioner may, for the purpose of deciding any matter
referred to him for decision in connection with any claim for compensation,
choose one or more persons possessing special knowledge of any matter
relevant to the matter under inquiry to assist him in holding the inquiry.
He has all the powers of a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure,
1908, for the purpose of taking evidence on oath and of enforcing the attend-
ance of witnesses and compelling the production of documents and material
objects, and he is also deemed to be a civil court for all the purposes of
section 195 and of Chapter XXXV of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898,
The commissioner is required to take down the evidence of a medical witness
word for word as far as possible, although he is allowed to make a brief
memorandum of the substance of the evidence of every other witness in the
proceeding. If he thinks fit, he may submit any question of law for the
decision of the High Court and, if he does so, he is required to decide the
question in conformity with such decison. An appeal lies to the High Court
from certain orders of a Commissioner provided a substantial question of law
is involved and the amount in dispute in the appeal is not less than three
hundred rupees.

A qualified medical practitioner is usually asked to examine a workman
either on his own behalf or on behalf of the employer, and to give his opinion
as to whether the workman is partially or totally disabled from an accident
or occupational disease. In such cases the medical practitioner must be very
careful in making a thorough examination of the injured workman before he
pronounces his opinion, inasmuch, as he is apt to exaggerate the symptoms or
to practise deliberate fraud and to delay the recovery. The medical practi-