medmaestro's version from 2015-10-26 05:30


Historical milestones
Question Answer
Code of Hammurabioldest known medico-legal code.
Hippocrates (father of Medicine)discussed lethality of wounds,formulated medical ethics.
Manu law'smedical ethics;many sexual matters most scientifically discussed.
Justinian coderegulated the practice of medicine & surgery,established the function of the medical expert for legal procedure.
Bartolomeo De Varignanafirst medicolegal autopsy done by him in Italy.
Paulus Zacchiaswritten "medico-legal questions", questions Medico legalis."
Fortunato Fedelewritten first book on Forensic medicne.
Orfilconsidered as father of Modern Toxicology.


a. In the 18th century, study in legal Medicine as a subject was established by appointing professorship in Germany.
b. In England Mc Naughten's (who was a schizophrenic) rule has been established to deal with legal matters in cases of insanity or like situations whatsoever

Some IPC & CrPC

Question Answer
Sec 118 IPCConcealing design to commit offence punishable with death or improsonment for life.
Sec 176, IPCOmission to give notice or information to public servant by person legally bound to give it.
Sec 177 IPCFurnishing false information.
Sec 182 IPCFalse information with intent to cause public servant to use lawful power to the injury of another person
Sec 191 IPCGiving false evidence
Sec 192 IPCFabricating false evidence.
Sec 193 IPCPunishment for false evidence.
Sec 194 IPCGiving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of capital offence.
Sec 195 IPCGiving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of offence punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment.
Sec 197 IPCIssuing or signing false certificates.
Sec 201 IPCCausing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offenders.
Sec 203 IPCGiving false information respecting an offence committed.
Sec 204 IPCDestruction of document to prevent its production as evidence.
Sec 284 IPCNegligent conduct with respect to poisonous substances.
Sec 304 IPCCausing death by negligence.
Sec 309 IPCAttempt to commit suicide
Sec 313 IPCCausing miscarriage without woman's consent.
Sec 318 IPCConcealment of birth by secret disposal of dead body.
Sec 319 IPCHurt.
Sec 320 IPCGrievous hurt.
Sec 351 IPCAssault.
Sec 362 IPCAbduction.
Sec 375 IPCRape.
Sec 376 IPCPunishment for rape.
Sec 377 IPCUnnatural offences.
Sec 497 IPCAdultery.
Sec 39 Cr. P.CEvery person, aware of the commission of or of the intention of any other person to commit any offence is punishable under I.P.C. shall forthwith give information to the nearest magistrate of police officer of such commission or intention.
Sec 84 IPCNothing is an offence which is done by a person who at the time of doing it, by reason of unsoundness of mind, is incapable of knowing the nature of the act or what he is doing is either wrong or contrary to law.
ConfabulationPathological loss of memory, e.g. Korsakoff s psychosis. Early stages of dementia.