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The Oxford History of the Laws of EnglandVolume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development$
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William Cornish, J Stuart Anderson, Ray Cocks, Michael Lobban, Patrick Polden, and Keith Smith

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199239757

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.001.0001

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Health for the Public

Health for the Public

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(p.535) IV Health for the Public
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The Oxford History of the Laws of England
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Raymond Cocks

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0016

This chapter discusses changes in the law for public health in the 19th century. Topics covered include the enactment of the Public Health Act 1848, the systematic use of scientific knowledge within a novel legal framework, incremental reform, and public health laws in combination.

Keywords:   English law, public health, health policy, law reform

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