The tomato effect. Rejection of highly efficacious therapies.

  title={The tomato effect. Rejection of highly efficacious therapies.},
  author={James S Goodwin and James M. Goodwin},
  volume={251 18},
THE TOMATO (Lycopersicon esculentum) is a New World plant, originally found in Peru and carried back to Spain from whence it quickly spread to Italy (pommidoro) and France, where it was known as the pomme d'amour and thought to have aphrodisiac properties (this is the first recorded confusion between the placebo effect and the tomato effectdescribed herein). By 1560, the tomato was becoming a staple of the continental European diet. Of interest is that while this exotic fruit from South America… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 24 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 1 time. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 11 references

The tomato

  • SH Wittwer
  • Sci Am
  • 1978

Gold therapy for rheuma toid arthritis, in Hollander JL, McCarty DJ (eds): Arthritis and Allied Conditions

  • RH Freyberg
  • Philadel phia, Lea & Febiger,
  • 1972

The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

  • CL Short, W Bauer
  • N Engl J Med
  • 1942

Rheumatism and arthritis: Review of American and English literature for 1940 (eighth rheuma tism review)

  • PS Hench, W Bauer, E Boland
  • Ann Intern Med
  • 1941

Arthritis: chronic, in Piersol GM (ed): The Cyclopedia of Medicine

  • R Pemberton
  • Philadel phia, FA Davis Co, ,
  • 1935