Poverty and Inequality in Health

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We know what makes us ill.
When we are ill we are told
That it’s you who will heal us.
When we come to you
Our rags are torn off us and you listen all over our naked body.
As to the cause of our illness one glance at our rags would tell you more.
It is the same cause that wears out our bodies and our clothes.

Bertolt Brecht, 1898-1956. Worker’s Speech to a Doctor