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pberry's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by pberry

Richard, in the article you mentioned: "How would you set about administering a dummy, or placebo needle-prick."

This very experiment has been tried, with specially-created dummy needles whose point telescopes up into the shaft. It's detailed in "Trick or Treatment" by Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst.

Needles(s) to say, the results were inconclusive.

Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:32:00 UTC | #443712