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The thinking doctor’s guide to placebos

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39564.454502.C2 (Published 01 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1020

Re: Re: Will patients given placebos be expected to benefit from a placebo effect?

What's your evidence that placebo "seems to stimulate the body's natural ability"? Is it "biologically inert" or not?

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07 May 2008
D B Double
Consultant Psychiatrist
Norfolk & Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust