"ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS IN OUR TIME TO MEDICO-LEGAL JURISPRUDENCE": SIGNED BY CARDOZO
CARDOZO, Benjamin. What Medicine Can Do for Law. New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1930. Octavo, original three-quarter maroon cloth, uncut. $1250.
First edition of Cardozo's 1928 Anniversary Discourse address to the New York Academy of Medicine, delivered when he was Chief Justice of the New York State Court of Appeals, signed by Cardozo.
"This noteworthy address, with its appreciation of the scientific problems involved, its courage and social vision, will go down in history as one of the most valuable contributions in our time to medico-legal jurisprudence" (Shientag). Cardozo, Supreme Court Justice from 1932 to 1938, is distinguished for "his emphasis on the purpose of law, and for his majestic description of the relationship between policy and precedent in his books and opinions" (Hall, 127). NYU, 717.
Mild toning to extremities. A very nearly fine signed copy.