Blakeslee, Sandra. "Placebos Prove So Powerful Even Experts Are Surprised," New York
Times, 13 October 1998, pp. F1, F4.
Here is a Science Times report on the power of placebos and, as the title suggests, their power
surprises the students of them. It's a sort of "amazing but true" approach to the whole subject.
The review was conducted by Irving Kirsch, a psychiatrist at the U of Connecticut (no reference).
Then there's a "recent study" again with no citation of a baldness remedy which used a placebo
"control" and which found that the placebo produced some regrowth of hair.
At Tulane, Dr, Eileen Palance is using placebos to restore sexual arousal in women and, it works.
"Placebos are about 55 percent to 60 percent as effective as most active medications..."(P. F1).
Several hypothesis concerning the effects of placebos are given but mostly this is an article that
provides little more than the usual gee whiz sort of science.