Meaning, Medicine and the 'Placebo Effect'

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Meaning, Medicine and the 'Placebo Effect'

By Daniel E. Moerman

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Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is attributed to specific elements, such as drugs, but many things in medicine cannot be accounted for in this way. For example, inert drugs (placebos) often have dramatic effects on people. This 2002 book guides the reader expertly through a very complex body of literature.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Anthropology -> Cultural Anthropology

Meaning, Medicine and the 'Placebo Effect'
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 17/10/2002
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511073712
ISBN 13: 9780511073717
Print ISBN: 9780521806305

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