[Paolo Zacchia--the spiritual father of forensic medicine]
Language: 
German
Abstract: 

Paolo Zacchia (1584-1659) was the personal physician of the popes Innocent X and Alexander VII, legal advisor to the Rota Romana and head of the health system in the Papal States. His most important work, written in Latin, is entitled "Quaestiones Medico-Legales" and was published in 9 volumes between 1621 and 1651. Even after Zacchia's death comprehensive reprints were published at several places up to the late 18th century. Zacchia covered all the medicolegal issues of his time including the problem of "malpractice" and medical ethics. He is rightly considered an outstanding representative of his profession, whose "Quaestiones Medico-Legales" gave legal medicine its name.

Author(s): 
H‰ndel, Konrad
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Archiv Fur Kriminologie
Journal Abbreviation: 
Arch Kriminol
Publication Date: 
2003-10
Publication Year: 
2003
Pages: 
65-73
Volume: 
212
Issue: 
4-Mar
ISSN: 
0003-9225
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 14639809

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Konrad H‰ndel. 2003-10. "[Paolo Zacchia--the spiritual father of forensic medicine]." Archiv Fur Kriminologie 212: 4-Mar: 65-73.

Wikipedia Citation

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