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Mind Over Back Pain: A radically new approach to the diagnosis and treatment of back pain


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item type
a page in a book
author
John Sarno
publisher
Berkley Books
year
1999
page
p. 35 (Trade paperback, red/blue cover edition)
the nugget
The effectiveness of a placebo is directly proportional to the impression it makes on the patient’s subconscious mind.

excerpt

… surgery is a powerful placebo, perhaps the ultimate placebo. The effectiveness of a placebo is directly proportional to the impression it makes on the patient’s subconscious mind.

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