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Choose Your Medicine: Freedom of Therapeutic Choice in America

Lewis A. Grossman


Choose Your Medicine is the first comprehensive history of the concept of freedom of therapeutic choice in the United States. It draws on legal history and the history of medicine (as well as political, intellectual, cultural, and social history) to examine the ways that persistent but evolving notions of a right to therapeutic choice have affected American law, regulation, and policy from the country’s origins to the present. It describes social movements and legal efforts dedicated to resisting government measures denying individuals an unfettered choice among therapeutic products and method ... More

Keywords: medical freedom, health freedom, medical licensing, social movements, popular constitutionalism, FDA, marijuana, physician-assisted suicide, alternative medicine, drug regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190612757
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190612757.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lewis A. Grossman, author
Professor of Law & Affiliate Professor of History, American University