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    Default Re: For Those Also Interested In The Medicalization Of Society

    WTH would volunteer for a non productive surgery ? that is kinda creepy .
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    Default Re: For Those Also Interested In The Medicalization Of Society

    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    WTH would volunteer for a non productive surgery ? that is kinda creepy .
    That is a good question, but you don't know if you are getting the actual surgery or the "placebo" surgery; they're called double blind studies.

    However, and as Spider pointed out, your medical treatment is (1) entirely paid for and (2) you receive compensation for being a subject in the research.

    So, if you got the real treatment, you got it for free and got paid. If you got the "placebo" treatment, you got paid, but also likely recovered from your injuries as well, as the segment pointed out.

    A case in point: my brother took part in the Mayo Clinic's initial pilot studies of the Nicotine patch. A placebo was used, as well as the real patch. For him, he quit smoking from the patch, and, to this day, does not know if he received the real patch or the placebo. If it was the placebo, it worked fine!
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