Placebos in medicineBMJ 2004; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7481.45-b (Published 30 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;330:45
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Is placebo analgesia always in the mind?
- Peter K K Au-Yeung, specialist anaesthetist (email@example.com)
- Department of Anaesthesia, Yan Chai Hospital, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China
EDITOR—Spiegel discussed placebos in medicine.1 A study published in the 1979 edition of Advances in Pain Research and Therapy offered a tantalising glimpse of a possible mechanism for placebo analgesia.2
A hundred …