Quotation by Antonio Gramsci

This is really the common mentality of prisoners: they read with great attention all the articles that deal with illnesses and send away for treatises and "be your own doctor" or "emergency treatments" and end up by discovering that they have at least 300 or 400 illnesses, whose symptoms they are experiencing.
Antonio Gramsci (1891–1937), Italian political theorist. Letter, March 23, 1931. Gramsci: Letters from Prison, no. 184, trans. by Raymond Rosenthal (1993).
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