Henry V. Miller, The Colossus of Maroussi

"In our world the blind lead the blind and the sick go to the sick to be cured. We are making constant progress, but it is a progress which leads to the operating table, to the poor house, to the insane asylum, to the trenches... We have no healers, we have only butchers whose knowledge of anatomy entitles them to a diploma, which in turn entitles them to carve out or amputate our illness so that we may carry on in crippled fashion until such time as we are fit for the slaughterhouse. We announce the discovery of this cure & that but make no mention of the new diseases which we have created enroute."

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