‘Greater good’ versus civil liberties in the United States: Tuberculosis and Seattle’s Firland Sanatorium

@article{Blackburn2017GreaterGV,
  title={‘Greater good’ versus civil liberties in the United States: Tuberculosis and Seattle’s Firland Sanatorium},
  author={C. C. Blackburn},
  journal={Journal of Public Health Policy},
  year={2017},
  volume={38},
  pages={482-492}
}
As far back as the late 1700s, peoples in the United States were developing ways to control infectious disease without infringing on Constitutional rights. Despite acknowledgement that an infected person has certain civil liberties, the history of public health law shows that, in many instances, infectious disease isolation and quarantine proved to be scientifically questionable at best. I examine an historical example of such questionable relationship between public health and civil liberties… Expand

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