Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1960. First Edition. Cloth. Small 4to, red cloth with black label & gold lettering on spine, Mylar-protected beige lettered dust jacket (unclipped), xxvii + [1-3] 4-829 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #2562
William J. Curran, LL.M., S.M. Hyg.,(1921 - 1996) was a law professor who pioneered the development of health law as a separate and proliferating legal specialty. He had been professor of legal medicine at the Harvard Schools of Medicine and Public Health. His influence was so great that in Massachusett's health and medical laws could be called the "Curran Code." He also had a profound impact worldwide through his long association with the World Health Organization. He also wrote a regular column, ''Law-Medicine Notes,'' for The New England Journal of Medicine.
"If Mr. Curran was not the father of modern health law, he was more than a midwife. As a widely recognized specialist, he not only wrote and lectured widely on the subject and produced the field's foundation textbook, ''LAW AND MEDICINE'' he virtually invented the field itself."--NY Times obit, Sept. 25, 1996.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally & externally. Previous owner's signature--that of a deceased judge who served in the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County for 16 years following a long career as an attorney and a teacher at De Paul Law School--on free front endpaper.