Meaning, Medicine and the 'Placebo Effect'

Daniel E. Moerman


Meaning, Medicine and the 'Placebo Effect'

Meaning, Medicine and the 'Placebo Effect'

  • Title: Meaning, Medicine and the 'Placebo Effect'
  • Author: Daniel E. Moerman
  • ISBN: 9780521000871
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback

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Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is attributed to specific elements, such as drugs or surgical procedures However, many other factors can significantly effect the outcome Drugs with nationally advertised names can work better than the same drug without the name Inert drugs placebos, dummies often have dramatic effects on some patients and effectsTraditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is attributed to specific elements, such as drugs or surgical procedures However, many other factors can significantly effect the outcome Drugs with nationally advertised names can work better than the same drug without the name Inert drugs placebos, dummies often have dramatic effects on some patients and effects can vary greatly among different European countries where the same medical condition is understood differently Daniel Moerman traverses a complex subject area in this detailed examination of medical variables Since 1993, Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology has offered researchers and instructors monographs and edited collections of leading scholarship in one of the most lively and popular subfields of cultural and social anthropology Beginning in 2002, the CSMA series presents theme booksworks that synthesize emerging scholarship from relatively new subfields or that reinterpret the literature of older ones Designed as course material for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and for professionals in related areas physicians, nurses, public health workers, and medical sociologists , these theme books will demonstrate how work in medical anthropology is carried out and convey the importance of a given topic for a wide variety of readers About 160 pages in length, the theme books are not simply staid reviews of the literature They are, instead, new ways of conceptualizing topics in medical anthropology that take advantage of current research and the growing edges of the field.


Recent Comments "Meaning, Medicine and the 'Placebo Effect'"

Interesting work reviewing the anthropology of the placebo effect (or better said, the meaning effect.) Just as shots work better than pills, and expensive pills work better than pills you can get a giant bin of for $5, the mystique of medical treatments and their newness or recognition has a lot to do with their effect. Robot assisted surgery is better than plain surgery, and robot assisted minimally invasive surgery has totally got to work. Moerman seems to have a bit of a chip on his shoulder [...]

A deep understanding of cultural, psychological and social factors that influence our experience of medical treatments is portrayed in a very readable way.The treating physician's expectations, vision and beliefs are also examined and married with those of the patient to depict how the medicine is the least important feature of the treatment.A good read for those frustrated with their health care providers and health care management.An empowering experience for those who want to own their part i [...]

Recommended as further reading by Ben Goldacre in Bad Science.

Great book. It made me think long and hard about taking a headache tablet when I next had a headache. (I ended up taking one.) Chapter after chapter of really interesting studies/experiments. Fascinating.

Thought provoking and informative. I only found a single part where my bias got the better of me and I felt like throwing the book but I think that one part is worth more to me know since it forced me to think harder about the subject at hand.

Out with the placebo and in with meaning Getting well is not about pleasing somebody who we have allowed to be influential We must first construct our own arena for the meaning of the situation to be placed into


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