4 of 4
4
TIME Magazine: How Faith Can Heal
Posted: 11 June 2009 01:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
Jr. Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  5
Joined  2008-10-28
dougsmith - 11 June 2009 01:41 PM
simssearch165 - 11 June 2009 01:22 PM

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.

 Signature 

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” -Galileo Galilei

Favorite Bumper Sticker: “Militant Agnostic: I don’t know and neither do you!”

Profile
 
 
Posted: 11 June 2009 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRankRankRankRankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  15305
Joined  2006-02-14
simssearch165 - 11 June 2009 01:50 PM
dougsmith - 11 June 2009 01:41 PM
simssearch165 - 11 June 2009 01:22 PM

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.

Given Crislip’s speciality and his views on the placebo effect, I’d have to assume he was either not familiar with this study or believed that it was poorly designed. I don’t know him, and without the study in hand I hesitate to bother him on the matter ...

 Signature 

Doug

-:- -:—:- -:—:- -:—:- -:—:- -:—:-

El sueño de la razón produce monstruos

Profile
 
 
   
4 of 4
4