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The relationship between public health and clinical medicine is an important one, but it has often been a contentious one through the years. What is this relationship supposed to be all about, and why has the relationship often been strained and less than ideal in terms of communication and mutual respect?

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The relationship between public health and clinical medicine is supposed to be all about increasing the health and well-being of the public through the use of clinical medications. A relationship in which the enhancement of public health is perpetuated through utilizing clinical medicine ...

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