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Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public)

 
 
 
 
Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public)
Author: Lawrence O. Gostin
ISBN 13: 9780520253766
ISBN 10: 520253760
Edition: 2nd Revised & Enlarged
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2008-10-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 800
List Price: $54.95
 
 

Public Health Law, first published in 2000, has been widely acclaimed as the definitive statement on public health law at the start of the twenty-first century. Lawrence O. Gostin's definition was based on the notion that government bears a responsibility for advancing the health and well-being of the general population, and the book developed a rich understanding of the government's powers and duties while showing law to be an effective tool in the realization of a healthier and safer population.
In this second edition, Gostin analyzes the major health threats of our times, from emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism to chronic diseases caused by obesity.