A jury of matrons.

@article{Forbes1988AJO,
  title={A jury of matrons.},
  author={Thomas Rogers Forbes},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={1988},
  volume={32},
  pages={23 - 33}
}
  • T. R. Forbes
  • Published 1 January 1988
  • Medicine, History
  • Medical History
In particular circumstances, the civil and criminal laws of England required that a litigant or a prisoner convicted of a capital offence should be examined to determine whether she was pregnant. Such efforts to solve a medical problem for legal reasons illustrate, among other things, one of the interfaces between the two disciplines and their interdependence when confronted with a common problem. This paper reviews some typical English cases.1 Once the classical physical signs ofpregnancy had… 

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