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Scrivener’s Palsy

Carl Elliott: Take the red pill, 8 January 2004

Constructing RSI: Belief and Desire 
by Yolande Lucire.
New South Wales, 216 pp., £24.50, September 2002, 9780868407784
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Meaning, Medicine and the ‘Placebo Effect’ 
by Daniel Moerman.
Cambridge, 172 pp., £14.95, October 2002, 0 521 00087 4
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... She argues that doctors played an important (if unknowing) part in transmitting the disorder. Daniel Moerman’s Meaning, Medicine and the ‘Placebo Effect’ is a lucid, accessible look at the power doctors have to restore patients to health with placebos. Both writers recognise the power of doctors themselves, quite apart from their ...

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