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750                                             MEDICAL  JURISPRUDENCE

13.   Was there any pain in the. stomach ?   14.   Was he very thirsty ?

15.   Did lie become faint ?

16.   Did he complain of headache or giddiness ?

17.   Did he appear to have lost the use of his limbs ?

18.   Did he sleep heavily ?

19.   Had he any delirium ?

20.   Did convulsions occur ?

21.   Did he complain of any peculiar taste in the mouth ?

22.   Did he notice any peculiar taste In his.food or water?

23.   Was he sensible in the intervals between the convulsions ?    (This is with re-
ference to Nux Vomica).

24.   Did he complain of burning or tingling in the mouth and throat, or of numb-
ness and tingling in the limbs ?    (Aconite).

NO, III

Questions which may be put to a Medical Witness in a case of Supposed Death
by Wounds or Blows after Post-mortem Examination of the Body

1.   Did you examine theJ body o                   , a late resident of                      , and
if so, what did you observe ?

2.   What do you consider to have been the cause of death ?   State your reasons,

3.    Did you find any external marks of violence on the body ?   If so, describe them.

4.   Are you of opinion that these injuries were inflicted before or after death ?
Give your reasons.             

5.   Did you examine the  body  internally ?   Describe  any   unnatural  appearance
which you observed.

6.    You say that in your opinion----was the cause of death; in what immediate

way did it prove fatal ?

7.    Did you find any appearance of disease in the body ?

8.    If so, do you consider that, if the deceased had been free from this disease, the
injuries would still have proved fatal ?

9.   Do you believe that the fact of his suffering from this disease lessened his chance
of recovery from the injuries sustained ?

10.   Are these injuries taken collectively, or any one of them ordinarily and directly
dangerous to life?

11.   Have they been caused by manual force or with a weapon ?

12.   Did you find any foreign matters in the wound ?

13.   By what sort of weapon has the wound been inflicted ?

14.    Could the injuries have been inflicted by the weapon now before you (No,....
in the police charge sheet) ?

15.    Could the deceased have walked (so far)  or spoken, etc., after the receipt of
such an injury?

16.   Have you chemically or otherwise Examined the stains  (or the weapon, clothes,
etc.) now before you  (No. .----- in the police charge sheet) ?

17.    Do you believe the stains to be those of blood ?

18.    What time do you think elapsed between the receipt of the injuries and death ?

19.    What was the direction of the wound, and can you form an opinion as to the
position of the person inflicting such a wound with respect to the person receiving it ?

20.    Is it possible for such a wound to have been inflicted by anyone on his own
person?   Give your reasons.

21.    (In gun shot wounds) give the precise direction of the wound.

22.    Did the appearance of the wound indicate that the gun had been discharged
close to the body or at some distance from it ?

23.    Did you find any slug, bullet, wadding, etc., in the wound or had........made

its exit?

24.    Did you think it possible that you could have mistaken the aperture of en*
trance for that of exit ?                                                                               F

NO. IV

Questions that may be put to a Medical Witness in a case of Supposed Infanticide
after Post-mortem Examination of the Body

-.. *' ?id yu examin? toe body of a (male or female) child sent to you by the
District Superintendent of Police on the .... of .... 19 ....? And, if so, what did you
observe ?                                                                                                                        J

2.   Can you state whether the child was completely born alive, or born dead ?
State the reasons for your opinion.

5'   SJ?at j you Consider to nave been the cause of death ?   Give your reasons,
4.   What do you believe to have been the uterine age of the child?   State your