September 2016  (Volume 94)

From the Editor-in-Chief

  • “Public Health Is Purchasable”

    Howard Markel

    “Public health is purchasable,” wrote Hermann Biggs, the general medical officer of the Department of Public Health for the City of New York, in 1911. The failure by policymakers today to purchase prevention and effective intervention not only ignores the long history of applying scientific evidence to our eternal struggle against disease, but is also morally wrong.  More

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