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Title: Public Health Law
Contributor(s): Allan, Sonia  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
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In 1920, Charles Edward Wislow, a pre-eminent public health professor from Yalc University, defined public health as: the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health and efficiency through organized community effort for the sanitation of the environment, the control of communicable infections, the education of the individual in personal hygiene, the organization of medical and nursing services for the early diagnosis and preventive treatment of disease, and for the development of the social machinery to ensure everyone a standard of living adequate for the maintenance of health, so organizing these benefits as to enable every citizen to realize his birthright of health and longevity.1

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Tensions and Traumas in Health Law, p. 167-186
Publisher: The Federation Press
Place of Publication: New South Wales, Australia
ISBN: 9781760021498
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 480412 Medical and health law
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280117 Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Ian Freckelton and Kerry Anne Petersen
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