Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/244843
Title:
Little Pink Pills: A History of Placebos
Author:
Wagstaff, Jessica
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Why is it that folk remedies have endured the test of time? This review of the placebo effect begins with definitions of placebo and placebo effect. It delves into the history of the placebo and the placebo effects, from Cro-Magnon times up through current advances in medicine. Placebos were present in Ancient Rome and Greece, the Bible, Renaissance Europe. Many difference substances were used as placebos, including boiled dung, lizard blood, mold and unicorn horn. Current studies on depression and Parkinson's disease have shown the powerful responses placebos can produce. Future research is need to unveil the mechanisms and mediators involved in the placebo effect.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.H.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Physiology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleLittle Pink Pills: A History of Placebosen_US
dc.creatorWagstaff, Jessicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWagstaff, Jessicaen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractWhy is it that folk remedies have endured the test of time? This review of the placebo effect begins with definitions of placebo and placebo effect. It delves into the history of the placebo and the placebo effects, from Cro-Magnon times up through current advances in medicine. Placebos were present in Ancient Rome and Greece, the Bible, Renaissance Europe. Many difference substances were used as placebos, including boiled dung, lizard blood, mold and unicorn horn. Current studies on depression and Parkinson's disease have shown the powerful responses placebos can produce. Future research is need to unveil the mechanisms and mediators involved in the placebo effect.en_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.H.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysiologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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