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Westerly High School Library: Ethics of Public Health Decisions

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The American Experience in Bioethics /  Lisa Newton   174.2 NEW

Bioethics: The Ethics of Evolution and Genetic Interference /  H.F. Matere  174 MAT

Bioethics and Medical Issues in Literature / Mahala Yates Stripling  809 STR

The Cutter Incident : How America's First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis by Paul A. Offit, MD   614.5 OFF

The Flu Pandemic of 1918 / K. Marciniak  614.5 MAR

Human Dignity and Bioethics / Edmund D. Pellegrino, Ed.  174.2 HUM

Polio: An American Story / David M. Oshinsky  614.5 OSH

Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 / Albert Marrin  614.5 MAR

Important Documents


Useful Websites and Resources

WHO | World Health OrganizationThe Importance of Public Health Ethics

Nine Health Threats that Made Headlines in 2019: A CDC ReviewEthics Subcommittee Documents

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia | LinkedIn History of Vaccines

The European Public Health Association  European Journal of Public Health