Forensic Medicine Introduction. Published byGladys Harrington Modified over 4 years ago. 5 History of Forensic Medicine Not before civilization with: Development of Law Medical knowledge Egyptian law and medicine Medical, surgical knowledge Law, prisons, pyramids Toxins: arsenic. Introduction to Forensic. Medicine and its role in the administration of justice. Dr A Tay Forensic Medicine The term Forensic Medicine means the application of medical knowledge (all branches of medicine including laboratory examinations) for the administration of law and justice • Forensic” comes from the Latin word “forensis” meaning forum.