Placebo effect/External Links
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Articles for the lay reader
- All bow before the might of the placebo effect, it is the coolest strangest thing in medicine Ben Goldacre, The Guardian, Saturday March 1 2008
- Placebo Effect - Caffeine experiment 3 min 50 sec
- Arthritis: Placebo Effect Britannica Concise 1 min 10 sec concise.britannica.com
Other academic articles
- Humphrey, Nicholas (2002) Great Expectations: The Evolutionary Psychology of Faith-Healing and the Placebo Effect (Book Chapter)
- Louhiala1 P, Puustinen R (2008)[http://mh.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/34/2/107 Rethinking the placebo effect Medical Humanities 34:107-109 "There is a rather wide range of meanings for placebo and placebo effect, and some of the controversy has arisen when the proponents of various positions have ignored each other. ... Five uses of placebos as inert substances or treatments are listed. The problem of the placebo effect and the discussion of its existence are examined, and other terms that could cover the phenomenon are suggested."