One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

on page 75 what is the significance of the diction choice "poisoned"?

part one of book page 75

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Nurse Ratched is medicating the patients; the use of the word poison denotes a contrast between what the speaker would consider "helpful" medication, and what he would consider useless or even harmful. Over medicating or prescribing medication just to cover a problem rather than cure it is NOT a new concept.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Page 73)