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The power to heal
By Michelle Malkin • April 10, 2007 09:21 AM
An interesting new study from the University of Chicago (hat tip: reader Steve):
A majority of American doctors believe God or another supernatural being intervenes in patients' health, a study has found.
And nearly two in five doctors believe religion and spirituality can help prevent bad outcomes such as heart attacks, infections and even death, according to the University of Chicago nationwide survey of 2,000 physicians.
"Most physicians apply medical science while maintaining a belief that God intervenes in patients' health," Dr. Farr Curlin and colleagues wrote in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Here's the abstract.
Who needs your double blind thingies and actual empirical testing when you’ve got opinions and observer expectancy effect?
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