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American Philosophical Society

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

First scientific society in America, founded at Philadelphia (1743) by Franklin, its first president. His successors were Rittenhouse and Jefferson. The Society issues Transactions,...

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Law of Public Health in the United States

Ross D. Silverman.

in Public Health

P ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 12387 words.

Public health law is law that affects the health conditions of populations. In the United States, this contrasts with medical law or general health law, which focus more on the health-care...

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Social Justice

Sridhar Venkatapuram.

in Public Health

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 7765 words.

Realizing social justice has always been a prominent concern of public health. From the initial founding of public health as a discipline, profession, and movement in the mid-19th century,...

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