Subject History

History: Forensic medicine

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  • Name: Forensic medicine
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    People who study "Forensic medicine" investigate Medical jurisprudence or legal medicine is the branch of science and medicine involving the study and application of scientific and medical knowledge to legal problems, such as inquests, and in the field of law. As modern medicine is a legal creation, regulated by the state, and medicolegal cases involving death, rape, paternity, etc. require a medical practitioner to produce evidence and appear as an expert witness, these two fields have traditionally been interdependent.

    Anthropology Biology Bloodstain pattern analysis Botany Dentistry DNA phenotyping DNA profiling Entomology Epidemiology Medicine are a few categories of "Forensic medicine".

    Professionals of "Forensic medicine" include Pope Innocentius X and Pope Alexander VII, Paul Zacchias.

    Some motivations are orensic medicine, which includes forensic pathology, is a narrower field that involves collection and analysis of medical evidence (samples) to produce objective information for use in the legal system.