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This front matter section of the book Medicine and the Law in the Middle Ages contains the Table of Contents, a short list of Abbreviations that occur in the book and Acknowledgements. The chapter also presents a note on authors. The book examines connections between doctors, lawyers, laws, regulations, professionalization, administration, literature, hagiography and health from an international perspective. It briefly highlights some of the work which followed Guido Ruggiero's landmark study, and medico-legal matters, drawing on medical and legal texts and the records of the criminal courts.

Keywords: criminal courts; Guido Ruggiero; hagiography; medico-legal matters



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