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WOUND Definition & Legal Meaning

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In criminal cases, the definition of a “wound” is an injury to the person hywhich the skin is broken. State v. Leonard, 22 Mo. 451; Moriarty v. Brooks, 6 Car. & P.084.”In legal medicine, the term ‘wound’ is used in a much more comprehensive sensethan in surgery. In the latter, it means strictly a solution of continuity ; in the former,injuries of every description that affect either the hard or the soft parts; and accordinglyunder It are comprehended bruises, contusions, fractures, luxations,” etc. 2 Beck, Med.Jur. 100.


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