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Some years ago President Hutchins of Chicago taught the course on Evidence at the Yale Law School. That was before his mordant wit had learned to serve an attitude which is habitually reverential towards some things. But even then, by common report among his students, it was his dictum that "the sun of Evidence rises and sets in Wigmore." And we found it so, although mostly from that fragmentary use so characteristic of law students and practitioners which is probably more unjust to this great work than to any other law treatise. A fuller knowledge has brought to this reviewer only deeper respect.
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Book Review: A Treatise on the Anglo-American System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law, 50 Yale L.J. 955 (1941)