Public health law: Power, duty, restraint, revised and expanded second edition

Lawrence O. Gostin

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of California Press
ISBN (Print)9780520253766
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2 2008

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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Gostin, L. O. (2008). Public health law: Power, duty, restraint, revised and expanded second edition. University of California Press.