University of California Press
Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (California/Milbank Books On Health And The Public)
- Publish Date: 2008-10-02
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Lawrence O. Gostin
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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.