Excerpt from Discourse We need t trace back their philosophies far, without finding a relationship and unity, suggesting that they may have sprung from a common ancestry. Though seeming so different, they are yet closely allied. They find their point of contact - linked by a hyphen - in Medical-Jurisprudence. Nor can we easily tell which side of the hyphen is the more important. Yet it must be admitted that, to your side of it, united science is indebted for its best development. No lawyer's library, r any doctor's library, is complete, which does t contain that work, which, beginning so small, has come to be so large - the admirable treatise of Doctor T. Romeyn Beck, the father of the science in America. Nor should his indebtedness to Doctor John B. Beck, of New York, his faithful brother, be forgotten. That medical-jurisprudence should be placed on the best basis, has been made painfully conspicuous in a late case of national importance. Indeed, it is a question worthy of solemn consideration, whether it would t be better to bring the experience and practical kwledge of a board of medico-legal constitution to pass upon all cases of alleged insanity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.