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Ann Harrington

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Faith Healers

The very first placebo-controlled trial may have been the debunking of the charismatic Anton Mesmer (the enigmatic source responsible for the verb “to mesmerize”), an enlightenment figure with a healing technique that Ben Franklin, for one, thought was basically placebo performance. Historians Ed Cohen ...

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

The healing powers of belief, from the symbolic power of the doctor coat, to the very real stash of opium in your brain.

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