The Medico-Legal Society

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The latest edition of the Medico-Legal Journal (Vol 87 pt 4 2019) has been published in both its print and online versions.

The Editors’ joint editorial addresses the issue of “Pollution and Ill Health.” The Journal reports the talk given to the Society by Charles Clayton and James de Courcy (representatives of the Primary Trauma Care Foundation) on the shocking statistics showing trauma to be the leading cause of death and disability in Young People. Former President of the Society (and retired law lecturer) Alec Samuels discusses the role of the NHS both for England and as a provider of healthcare for overseas patients including illegal immigrants.

Contributions from beyond the Society include an article from Nottingham on Litigation in Ophthalmology, a discussion from authors in Syracuse NY on death due to accidental lesion to femoral vessels and a contribution from members of the Institute of Legal Medicine in Cantanzaro Italy on the use of post-mortem multi-slice computed tomography in evaluation of gunshot injuries

The Society’s Annual Dinner took place at the Apothecaries Hall on 20th May 2019.

The President, Robert Francis QC introduced the speakers


The Rt Hon Lady Justice Nicola Davies QC proposed the toast to “Medicine”

Dame Clare Marx proposed the toast to”The Law”

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