Powerful placebo: the dark side of the randomised controlled trial

@article{Kaptchuk1998PowerfulPT,
  title={Powerful placebo: the dark side of the randomised controlled trial},
  author={T. Kaptchuk},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1998},
  volume={351},
  pages={1722-1725}
}
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