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THE COMMON LAW - OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR.

The Federalist Papers

Historic Public Health Books

These are books that either focus specifically on public health, or deal with it in some detail. 

Administrative Powers Under Health Legislation, from Administrative Powers Over Persons and Property, A Comparative Survey, By Ernst Freund, University of Chicago Press, 1928.

Ernst Freund, The Police Power: Public Policy and Constitutional Rights, Callaghan & Company, Chicago (1904) (65 megs PDF)

Ibsen, Enemy of the People, 1882 - a classic play about a physician who discovers that the local community is more interested in business than in public health.

Lemuel Shattuck - Report Of A General Plan For The Promotion Of General And Public Health Devised, Prepared And Recommended By The Commissioners Appointed Under A Resolve Of The Legislature Of Massachusetts, Relating To A Sanitary Survey Of The State, 1849

The Health Officers Manual and Public Health Law of the State Of New York, By L. L. Boyce, Albany, N. Y. Matthew Bender 1902

The Swine Flu Affair Decision-Making on a Slippery Disease

Tobey, James A. (DrPH, LLD), Public Health Law (3rd Edition), The Commonwealth Fund, New York, 1947.

The Black Death and The Dancing Mania by J. F. C. Hecker - originally published - 1832

THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN MEDICINE - Chapter VI - Preventive Medicine, by WILLIAM OSLER

DANIEL DEFOE - A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR - 1665

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