Quotation by Marcel Proust

For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill.
Marcel Proust (1871–1922), French novelist. Trans. by Ronald and Colette Cortie (1988). Dr. du Boulbon, in "The Guermantes Way," vol. 5, pt. 1, ch. 2, Remembrance of Things Past (1921).
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