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The Doctor as Expert Witness in United States Courts

  • James L. Snyder

Abstract

I would like to relate some of my experiences in court and out of court regarding the question of neonatal circumcision. For the purposes of this discussion, let us assume that a physician has been called as an expert witness for the plaintiff who, as a newborn, was circumcised at birth without his parents’ consent.

Keywords

Female Genital Mutilation Expert Testimony Expert Witness American Hospital Association Court Appearance 
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