Placebo Effects: Understanding the Mechanisms in Health and Disease

@article{Ernst2010PlaceboEU,
  title={Placebo Effects: Understanding the Mechanisms in Health and Disease},
  author={E. Ernst},
  journal={Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={355-355}
}
  • E. Ernst
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies
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