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To distinguish the doctor's professional exercise of white magic from his function
as engineer (and to spare him the charge of being a quack), the term "placebo"
was created. Whenever a sugar pill works because it is given by the doctor, the ...
2,9 Arthur K. Shapiro, "Factors Contributing to the Placebo Effect: Their
Implications for Psychotherapy," American Journal of Psychotherapy 18, suppl. 1
(March 1964): 73-88. 240 Otto Lippross, Logik und Magie in der Medizin (Munich:
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 ...
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