It is the purpose of this article to explain the various ways in which medicine becomes involved in the law and to point out the problems and difficulties involved. Since this article is written for both medical doctors and attorneys, the detailed explanations and terminology of each profession will necessarily be kept at a basic level. It is hoped that a forthright demonstration of the basic factors involved, along with an attempt to explain the problems complicating the points of controversy and misunderstanding, will help somewhat in creating a better understanding between the two professions and enable them to better serve the public in these areas of mutual concern.
Robert V. Lamppert, Medical Evidence and Testimony, 8 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 465 (1959)