For centuries, doctors have prescribed drugs they knew weren’t real – but that still somehow worked. It wasn’t until the 1980s that the placebo effect was studied. Learn all about how an inert substance can have a genuine impact on a patient’s recovery, in this classic episode.Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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