A Rightful Place for Public Health in American Law
Wendy E. Parmet
Northeastern University - School of Law
Tufts University - Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
March 1, 2012
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 302-304, Summer 2002
Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper
Public health is a discipline that employs the science of epidemiology to study and explain phenomena in and affecting populations; it relies upon its own values, methodologies, and perspectives to analyze the world. The authors argue that public health perspectives and the public health implications of legal doctrines should be a component of core law school courses.
Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 9, 2002 ; Last revised: March 2, 2012
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