The Fourteenth French Congress of Legal Medicine
The fourteenth French Congress of Legal Medicine was held at the Institut médico-légal in Paris. The opening session was in charge of Dr. Oberkirch, undersecretary of state to the ministry of health. The president of the congress was Professor Sorel of Toulouse, who was assisted by three vice presidents: Professors Michel of Paris and Naville of Geneva, and Dr. Desclaux of Nantes. MM. Etienne Martin of Lyons and Piédelièvre of Paris were secretaries of the congress. Many French and foreign physicians attended the meetings; among others, Professor Balthazard, Drs. Duvoir, Dervieux, Brouardel and Leclercq of Lille, Parisot of Nancy, Heger-Gilbert, De Laet and Vervaeck of Brussels, Heuyer and Philippe of Paris, Simonin of Strasbourg, and representatives of the courts of justice, the prisons and the prefecture of police.
The first topic, the medicolegal aspects of sudden death, was presented by MM.