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Placebo

  • By: Vincent Kelly Pollard
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The term placebo appears in a 1785 New Medical Dictionary (2nd edition). Derived from Latin meaning “I will please” or “satisfy,” placebos and the placebo effect are evolving concepts. A placebo has alternatively been defined as an empathetic intervention, a ...

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