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The Legend of the Wartime Placebo

11 Feb 2022

Facts rarely get in the way of a good story. There is a foundational myth in placebo research that has been repeated over and over again, sometimes with inexplicable flourishes, often with the...

Get Ready for the Trottier Public Science Symposium

16 Oct 2017

When John Milton wrote in Paradise Lost that the mind can make a heaven of hell and a hell of heaven, without realizing it, he was talking about the “placebo” and the “nocebo” effect. “Placebo”...

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