The therapeutics of placebo.

A. V. Vogel, J. S. Goodwin, J. M. Goodwin

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The use of placebo is not old-fashioned, ineffective or unethical. It requires an ongoing, trusting relationship between the physician and the patient. Deception of the patient and self-deception must be avoided. Under these conditions, there are specific situations in which placebo is the treatment of choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican family physician
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Family Practice

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    Vogel, A. V., Goodwin, J. S., & Goodwin, J. M. (1980). The therapeutics of placebo. American family physician, 22(1), 105-109.