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A radical new hypothesis in medicine: give patients drugs they know don’t work

Vox.com
A radical new hypothesis in medicine: give patients drugs they know don’t work

Placebo effects are a fascinating phenomenon already. But it gets weirder (and more fascinating): Experiments indicate that the placebo effect seems to work even if patients are told that they are given mere sugar pills. How is that possible? The medicine professor who conducted the experiments: «First of all, I have no idea.»


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