Comment: +1 There is truth to this..."The Power of the Placebo"

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+1 There is truth to this..."The Power of the Placebo"

"While treating wounded American soldiers during World War II, Henry Beecher ran out of pain-killing morphine. Desperate, he decided to continue telling the soldiers that he was giving them morphine, although he was actually infusing them with a saline solution. Amazingly, 40 percent of the soldiers reported that the saline treatment eased their pain."

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