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Placebo Surgery

I like reading about shamanism and medicine. In fact, most days I think they overlap a lot more than people would expect. Case and point: Placebo surgery. “You can’t be serious,” I hear you saying. Yep. Every so often over the last 50 years they decide surgery should have the same standards as drugs, which means a double blind trial that is as similar as possible, sans the real effect or treatment. Read more...