For one disorder that doctors cure with medicaments they produce a dozen others in healthy subjects by inoculating them with that pathogenic agent a thousand times more virulent than all the microbes in the world, the idea that one is ill. - Marcel Proust (In Search of Lost Time Quotes)

For one disorder that doctors cure with medicaments they produce a dozen others in healthy subjects by inoculating them with that pathogenic agent a thousand times more virulent than all the microbes in the world, the idea that one is ill.[Pour une affection que les médecins guérissent avec des médicaments, ils en produisent dix chez des sujets bien portants, en leur inoculant cet agent pathogène, plus virulent mille fois que tous les microbes, l’idée qu’on est malade.]

Source:Part I, Vol. III: The Guermantes Way (1920/1921)
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