The Powerful Placebo from Ancient Priest to Modern Physician
- List Price: $30.00
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
- Publish date: 01/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780801866753
- ISBN10: 0801866758
Demonstrating both the magnitude and the limitations of the placebo effect, the book helps to clarify knotty issues ranging from the evaluation of therapies to the ethics of conducting controlled studies in which patients are deliberately given placebos. With the renewed interest in the mind-body relationship as well as in the role of placebos in new and alternative medical procedures and therapies, the findings of this book are especially timely.