The Evolution of Clinical Laboratory Regulation — A Primer for Universal Health Care

  • James E. Prier
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 349)


For the past 300 years science has been providing the discovery necessary to develop a complex system of medical diagnosis, prevention and treatment. However, in the process of applying such a system to a societal need in this nation, something has been lost. This is the concept that freedom implies equal availability for all to the products and services of the medical marketplace in the sense of a “positive right”, rather than the negative protection of the Bill of Rights.


Clinical Laboratory Proficiency Testing Laboratory Regulation Health Care Financing Federal Laboratory 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • James E. Prier
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  1. 1.Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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