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Monthly Archives: June 2020


On 11th June 2020 – The Society held its AGM using Zoom. That was followed by a panel discussion about Covid-19. The speakers were  Dr Rachel Clarke palliative care doctor and author (Dear Life: A Doctor’s Story of Life and Loss, Your Life In My Hands)  Nageena Khalique QC and Dr Kathleen Liddell . 


The greater part of the forthcoming issue of the Medico-Legal Journal will be devoted to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Contributions have been received from members and from around the world. Many of the articles are already available online and the print edition should be posted out by the end of June 2020..

Meanwhile Volume 88 Part 1 has been published. It features Sir Robert Francis’s Presidential Address on “Medical Professionalism in the 21st Century.” There are several contributions from Italy including a paper comparing homicide of prostitutes with those of women in the general population; an interesting article from authors at Imperial College and King Edward VII hospital on the need for better support for foundation year doctors; a contribution from members of the Department of Forensic Medicine in Tehran on the Insanity Defence to murder in bipolar patients; a discussion of Needle Injuries to women in Nepal and an analysis by a group of British authors of 609 Non-Whiplash soft-tissue injuries arising from low-impact road traffic accidents.