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Don DeLillo on the doctor-patient relationship

I’m nearing the end of White Noise by Don DeLillo.  An excellent, sharp, funny book impressive for the strange comic tone it maintains throughout.  I’m impelled to offer the following short excerpt, a conversation between the main character and his doctor.  The book takes place, presumably, in the 1980s and the main character has been visiting his doctor with growing frequency:

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