A Tool for Teaching and Scholarship: A Review of Lawrence Gostin's Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint

Posted: 24 Sep 2002

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Bernard Dickens

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Dickens, Bernard, A Tool for Teaching and Scholarship: A Review of Lawrence Gostin's Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 30, No. 2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=320141

Bernard Dickens (Contact Author)

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