Placebo: Mind Over Matter in Modern Medicine

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A lucid and stimulating explanation of how the body's natural healing mechanisms work - and how they can be triggered in non-chemical ways via the `placebo effect'.Can we really cure ourselves of disease by the power of thought alone? Faith healers and alternative therapists are convinced that we can, but what does science say?Contrary to public perception, orthodox medical opinion is remarkably confident about the healing powers of the mind. For the past fifty years, doctors have been taught that placebos such as sugar ...

Placebo: Mind Over Matter in Modern Medicine 2004, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780007126132

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Placebo: Mind Over Matter in Modern Medicine 2004, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195220544

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