An interesting study I learned of taking Anatomy in college was that the body actually produces more antibodies from an innoculation/immunization when administered by someone dressed as a doctor than the same shot administered by a medical worker in casual attire (such as shorts and a t-shirt). That’s one heck of a placebo effect that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with conciousness. Just thought this was a neat thing to share.
Sounds odd. Do you have any access to that study? It sounds like the sort of thing that Dr. Mark Crislip of Quackcast should take a look at. (He being an infectious disease specialist and all ...)
No, sorry, this was many years ago. I do remember it was a flu vaccine study conducted on adults and the statistics were significant. Maybe Dr. Crislip has heard of this? I’m not in the medical field any longer, but still would be interested.