From Narrowed Veins to Liberation: An Anthropological Analysis of the Canadian Liberation Therapy Movement


“The will to live, to be healthy, to return to the security of the kingdom of the well, is unspeakably powerful. In Canada, we have seen this collectively expressed by the masses of people afflicted with multiple sclerosis, who are demanding access to a controversial and experimental treatment developed by an Italian doctor” (Stern, September 10, 2010:A15).

In 2009, …