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The doctor-patient relationship revisited. An analysis of the placebo effect.
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Faculty Papers
  • Herbert M. Adler, MD, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Van B. Hammett. MD, Hahnemann Medical College
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-1973
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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Annals of Internal Medicine Volume 78, Issue 4, April 1973, Pages 595-598. The published version is available at PubMed ID: 4694043. Copyright © American College of Physicians

Abstract
An overview of prescientific medicine, evolution, and individual human development is presented in an attempt to discover the generic factors operating in all interpersonal therapies. We hypothesize that the placebo effect rests on the universal human need for a group and, by symbolic extension, a system.
Citation Information
Herbert M. Adler, MD and Van B. Hammett. MD. "The doctor-patient relationship revisited. An analysis of the placebo effect." (1973)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/herbertadler/3/