The placebo response : a study of the personality correlates of placebo reactors
A definition of placebo accepted in this study was that of "an inactive substance or preparation,. formerly given to please or gratify a patient, now used in controlled studies to determine the efficacy of medicinal substances." The placebo effect was accepted as any effect attributable to a pill, potion or procedure, but not to its pharmacodynamic or specific properties. The placebo was distinguished from the placebo effect, the placebo being the agent which might or might not result in the...[Show more]
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