Forensic medicine is that part of medical science which is employed by the legal authorities for the solution of legal problems. Theoretically all branches of medicine may be included in this definition, for the law has used them all when need has arisen, and any doctor who testifies in court in his professional capacity can be considered a practitioner of legal medicine. The forensic pathologist is a trained pathologist who concentrates his efforts on the investigation of deaths which have occurred as result of violence or under suspicious circumstances.
George E. Hall, Lawyer Meets Forensic Pathologist, 9 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 238 (1960)