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In 1946 George Orwell published How the Poor Die, an horrific account of his experience in a French public hospital in the late 1920s. In this he drew the following conclusion;
In the public wards of hospitals you see horrors that you don't seem to meet with among people who manage to die in their own homes, as though certain diseases only attacked people at the lower income levels. But it is a fact that you would not in any English hospitals see some of the things I saw in the Hôpital X. This business of dying like animals, for instance, with nobody interested, the death not even noticed... (more)
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