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Pseudomedicine
A body sample (e.g., a spot of blood or strand of hair) that is believed by the practitioners of radionics to be able to transmit vibrational energies from its owner.

witness

Choice in dying A person who is not a spouse or blood relative of a dying Pt; employees of health care facilities, who act in good faith, can act as witnesses with regard to end-of-life decisions Forensic medicine
1. A person who has seen an act.
2. A person qualified by education and/or experience to testify as to a thing. See Expert witness, Physician expert witness.

Patient discussion about witness

Q. I HAVE HAD TROUBLE WIT MY SPEECH, SINCE A KID, AND CANT FIND A JOB TROUBLE WITH MY SPEECH

A. How old are you now?
What are your interests?
Are you sure the problem getting a job is your speech and not the way to dress or present yourself?
What other jobs have you held in the past and what happened to them?
I can think of a few places I have run into people with speech problems, such as the cable man or a waitress at a local restaurant. Consider asking a speech therapist what kinds of jobs other people with your particular problem hold.

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Colpitts puts on display the same dangers present in Ilina and Lee, while further expanding lay evidence rule by allowing the lay witness to testify beyond his own personal observations.
(107) Suppose a lay witness observes someone slurring his speech, talking inappropriately loudly, and stumbling as he tries to walk.
However, courts are better suited to conduct reliability screening for police-generated lay witness testimony.
The court noted that the evidence collected by both experts is not based on the scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge required under Rule 702, but was the result of knowledge gained from years of experience in their respective employment positions and therefore was admissible under Rule 701 of the Federal Rules of Evidence, which governs lay witnesses. (25) Furthermore, the court noted that although Daubert looks at testing, error rates, and peer review, these factors are not relevant in the current case.
"Rule 701 recently was amended 'to emphasize that lay opinion testimony is limited to those observations of a lay witness that are not based on scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge within the scope of Rule 702.
Applying the more stringent disclosure requirements for an independent expert witness rather than those for a lay witness, the court found that the state's interrogatory answers met the requirements of Rule 213(f) and that the social worker's testimony at the hearing merely expanded upon the state's disclosure.
(127) See Hines, 55 F.Supp.2d at 69 (comparing lay witness's conclusions due to time and exposure to that of an expert, labeling latter as "observational experts, taxonomist--arguably qualified because they have seen so many examples over so long").
The difference between lay witness and expert witness is shown in this exchange in a trial involving former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards.
Thus, lay witness in the world of business, science and technology, professional, government and other social services is emphasized.
Whitehead, was dismissed by the CUF board of directors in 1980; and by 1982, the CUF magazine Lay Witness had dropped from its masthead the names of all nine of the regional directors who had been serving at the local level in the United States.