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The effect of the nocebo, like that of the placebo, is largely independent of what
the physician does. Medical procedures turn into black magic when, instead of
mobilizing his self-healing powers, they transform the sick man into a limp and ...
control over an expanding medical technocracy is not unlike the
professionalization of the patient: both enhance medical power and increase its
nocebo effect. As long as the public bows to the professional monopoly in
assigning the sick-role, ...
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The Epidemics of Modern Medicine
The Medicalization of Life
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