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December 16, 1939

Public Health Law

JAMA. 1939;113(25):2262. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800500067026

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This edition of Public Health Law is much more comprehensive than the author's earlier volume and has been completely rewritten. The volume is a modern textbook on the important phases of the laws of public health. The publication, therefore, should find importance to those concerned in the various phases of public health and its administration. The text is divided into four major portions, on public health law and administration, the powers and duties of health departments, liability, which includes a thorough discussion of personal liability of health officers, and legislation and law enforcement. Under these four major headings, public health law is discussed in a simple and interesting manner. At the same time there is very little personal opinion of the author. The text is based on facts and references to higher court decisions. Because of the importance of a thorough knowledge of public health law and all its phases

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