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This Torts exam, given by Professor William T. Muse on July 13, 1940, begins with the question:

D, a dentist, gave P, a patient, gas to extract a certain wisdom tooth. D made a mistake and had his pliers on another tooth when P, still under the influence of the gas, leaped from the chair and ran amuck, breaking $5 worth of dental equipment. D, to protect himself from bodily injury, and his dental equipment from further damage, pushed P through an open window, 4 feet above the lawn. P landed on C's flower bed, breaking his own arm and destroying $3 worth of C's flowers. Discuss the rights of D, P, and C.

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T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond: Torts Exam, 13 Jul 1940