THE OBJECTIVE EFFICACY OF PRAYER: A DOUBLE-BLIND CLINICAL TRIAL.

@article{Joyce1965THEOE,
  title={THE OBJECTIVE EFFICACY OF PRAYER: A DOUBLE-BLIND CLINICAL TRIAL.},
  author={Charles Raymond Joyce and R M Welldon},
  journal={Journal of chronic diseases},
  year={1965},
  volume={18},
  pages={
          367-77
        }
}
Abstract One of a pair of patients seen by a psychiatrist or a specialist in physical medicine was allocated to a group “treated” by intercessory prayer, the other to “control.” Neither the patient, the physician nor the participating prayer groups knew to which group each patient belonged. The patients were unaware that a trial was in progress and all other individual medication and physical treatment prescribed by the consultant was continued in both groups. The clinical state of each patient… CONTINUE READING

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