A Tool for Teaching and Scholarship: A Review of Lawrence Gostin's Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint
Posted: 24 Sep 2002
This review addresses Gostin's central proposition that public health and individual rights cannot always co-exist, and his explanation of how the law mediates compromises between public and private interests. Bridging constitutional, administrative, criminal, and private law, the text offers guidelines for reform of public health law, rendered more urgent since the threat of bioterrorism has directed attention to the reinforcement of the public health infrastructure.
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