University of Connecticut School of Law
The evolution of stars is inexorable. From the form in which we currently view our own Sun, it and similar stars eventually expand as their exteriors cool to become red giants. When a red giant runs out of fuel, its exposed core will collapse to form a degenerate white dwarf and, eventually, a dead black dwarf.1 Health law, as a discipline worthy of our attention, seems to have an opposite trajectory: from black dwarf to white dwarf, it is now on its way to becoming a red giant. The relevance of health law and the reasons for its exponentially expanding influence and importance are the subjects of this introductory article.
George J. Annas,
Health Law at the Turn of the Century: From White Dwarf to Red Giant
Connecticut Law Review
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