Medical Jurisprudence

Medical Jurisprudence

Evolution, Nature and Development of Medical Jurisprudence,

Medical Evidence and Medical Witness

Law in Relation to Medical Men.

Personal Identity

Post Mortem Examination (Autopsy)


Examination of Biological Stains and Hair

Death in its Medico-legal Aspects

Death from Asphyxia

Death from Starvation, Cold and Heat

Injuries from Burns, Scalds, Lighting and Electricity

Injuries by Mechanical Violence

The Medico-Legal Aspects of Wounds

Traffic Injuries

Regional Injuries

Impotence, Sterility and Artificial Insemination

Virginity, Pregnancy and Delivery

Sexual Offences

Legitimacy and Legal Aspects of Marriage Annulment


Abortion and Medical Termination of Pregnancy

Medico-legal Aspect of Sterilization

Insanity and Its Medico-legal Aspects

Bioethics and Bioterrorism;

Relevant Paws:

1. Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

2. The Evidence Act, 1872

Books Recommended:

1. Modi’s Medical Jurisprudence & Toxicology: K. Mathiharan & Amrit K. Patnaik

2. Medical Jurisprudence: Bokshi

3. Medical Jurisprudence: R. M. Jhala & Raju

4. Cases and Materials on Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology: K K Sing

5. Aparadh Bigyan (Bangla): B. L. Dash

6. Aparadh Biddya (Bangla): Gazi Shamsur Rahman

18. Medical Law: Text, Cases and Materials (2006) by Emily Jackson

Leading Cases:

1. E. v. Rama Sattu, 4 B.L.R. 434

2. Bakshish Singh v. The State of Punjab, A.I.R. 1957, S.C. 904.

3. Dwakins v. Rockeby, L.R., 7 H. L. 744

4. King Emperor v. Ramnath, 27 C.L.J. 1926, 460

5. Jasha Bewa (1907) 11 C.W. 904

6. Daljit Singh v. K. E., 39 C.L.J.1938, 92

7. K. E. v. Mangali, All. H. Crt., Criminal Appeal No. 149, 1921

8. King Emperor v. Prabhu Dayal, 33 C.L.J. 593 (1932).

9. 50 C.L.J. 1949

10. Vidyamati v. State, AIR 1951, H. P. 82.

(Also Additional Books, Journal Articles, Contemporary cases, materials form Websites will be discussed by the Course Teacher Concerned)