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Placebo: Mind over Matter in Modern Medicine

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An 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 remarkab ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 8th 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2003)
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Such an intresting book! Has some great examples of how placebos work! Very informative!
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I now have a much better understanding of the placebo effect and how it works
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Dylan Evans is the founder of Projection Point, the global leader in risk intelligence solutions. He has written several popular science books, including Risk Intelligence: How to Live with Uncertainty (2012), Emotion: The Science of Sentiment (2001) and Placebo: The Belief Effect (2003), and in 2001 he was voted one of the twenty best young writers in Britain by the Independent on Sunday. He rece ...more
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