Friday, October 02
Reported a while ago in the Massachusetts Bar Association Journal, the
following are 5 questions actually asked of witnesses by attorneys
during trials and, in one case, the response given by an insightful
- "Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep he
doesn't know about it until next morning?"
- "The youngest son, the twenty-year old, how old is he?"
- "Were you present when your picture was taken?"
- "Was it you or your younger brother who was killed during the war?"
- Q: "Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for
Q: "Did you check for blood pressure?"
Q: Did you check for breathing?"
Q: "So, then it is entirely possible that the patient was alive
when you began the autopsy?"
Q: "How can you be so sure, Doctor?"
A: "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar."
Q: "But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?"
A: "It is possible that he could have been alive and practising law
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