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(p. 21) 2. Public Health and the State–Patient Relationship 

(p. 21) 2. Public Health and the State–Patient Relationship
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(p. 21) 2. Public Health and the State–Patient Relationship
Author(s):

G. T. Laurie

, S. H. E. Harmon

, and E. S. Dove

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198826217.003.0002
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date: 28 February 2021

This chapter orients medical law in the broader context of public and community health, emphasising the human rights components of health promotion, health protection and the management of threats to the community through a variety of legal frames, as well as the role of physicians for good and ill.

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