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Medical Jurisprudence

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All are exempted from oral testimony EXCEPT: (LQ)



A Dying declaration

B Medical evidence of injury as witness

C Chemical examination report

D Evidence of medical expert in lower court

Ans. B
(Oral evidence is more important than documentary evidence as it permits cross-examination.

Doctors report is accepted only when he comes and gives oral evidence in the court.

Exceptions to oral evidence i.e. where documentary evidence is sufficient for a court of law (the person providing that document need not appear in the court for giving oral evidence)-

a. Dying declaration,

b. Expert opinion given in a book or treatise,

c. Evidence of doctor recorded in a lower court,

d. Evidence by witness in a previous judicial proceeding,

e. Evidence of mint officers,

f. Report of Chemical Examiner, Explosives Expert, Fingerprint Expert, Serologist, etc,

g. Public records like birth & death certificate, (8) Hospital records.

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