Medicine: Blood Test

Governor Herbert Lehman of New York last week signed a law which requires every man, woman and child to supply samples of his blood whenever such blood tests are relevant to the prosecution or defense of a lawsuit. Such tests are sometimes the crux of legal actions to establish the paternity of a child. A few judges in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and South Dakota have on their own responsibility accepted blood tests as true evidence. But New York is the first state to incorporate the new science of serology in a statute and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!