Randall R. Bovbjerg; The Importance of Public Health for Twenty-First-Century Health Care: Lessons from Tuberculosis. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 February 1994; 19 (1): 155–163. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-19-1-155
Once epidemic, tuberculosis has reemerged, often in newly drug-resistant forms. This public health threat calls for strong public action as well as improved private care. Action has been hampered by failures in public health infrastructure and legal-philosophical support for government intervention. Josephine Girder's accompanying article usefully suggests rebuilding public-health agencies and adapting traditional authority and controls from the age of epidemics to take account of today's circumstances and sensibilities.