Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bukowsky - Chinasky and medicine

In the novel "Ham on Rye" Chinasky, Bukovisky alter-ego, receives a treatment for a very serious acne vulgaris that was spread over his back, face and neck.
I've read the Portuguese translation and I wish I had the English version to copy this and other quotations that sometimes I read.
Anyway, during a treatment he was receiving he thought that: "they don't know what to do with me." - I've translated it back.
It didn't matter what physicians would do. They had to do something because doing nothing would be considered as antiprofissional. They experienced on poor people and if it worked they would use the treatment in rich people. If the experiment failed they would have other poor people to use as guinea-pigs.

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