Thursday, December 16, 2004

Pills like little people

Abigail Zuger writes in the New York Times about how “we all anthropomorphize pills.” He writes:

For patients, they can be saviors, or assassins. For doctors, the voodoo is even stronger. Medicines are our prosthetics, at once utterly foreign (we are unlikely to take them ourselves, and may not even know what they look like) yet so much a part of us that we can barely function without them.

Makes we wonder, will there be a day when some of our imaginary friends are pills, along with animals and little people?

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