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“A child who believes that every scratch needs to be painted with iodine has lost a certain grip on life which he may never regain, and has acquired a frailty of spirit which may unfit him for living.”

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source: “Sanitation,” in One Man’s Meat (New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1944), 180.

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notes: White wrote this essay in September 1940.

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