Quotation by Michel de Certeau

The sick man is taken away by the institution that takes charge not of the individual, but of his illness, an isolated object transformed or eliminated by technicians devoted to the defense of health the way others are attached to the defense of law and order or tidiness.
Michel de Certeau (1925–1986), French author, critic. "An Unthinkable Practice," ch. 14, The Practice of Everyday Life (1974).
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