Placebo and complementary medicine

@article{Joyce1994PlaceboAC,
  title={Placebo and complementary medicine},
  author={C. Joyce},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1994},
  volume={344},
  pages={1279-1281}
}
  • C. Joyce
  • Published 5 November 1994
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
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