This Article examines Americans' enduring demand for freedom of therapeutic choice as a popular constitutional movement originating in the United States' early years. In exploring extrajudicial advocacy for therapeutic choice between the American Revolution and the Civil War, this piece illustrates how multiple concepts of freedom in addition to bodily freedom bolstered the concept of a constitutional right to medical liberty.
Grossman, Lewis A.
"The Origins of American Health Libertarianism,"
Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjhple/vol13/iss1/2