Quotation by Susan Sontag

The fantasies inspired by TB in the last century, by cancer now, are responses to a disease thought to be intractable and capricious—that is, a disease not understood—in an era in which medicine's central premise is that all diseases can be cured.
Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. Illness as Metaphor, ch. 1, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1977).
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