January 21, 2006
Dr. Kapoor Explains Abu Ghraib?
There is nothing as reassuring as medical certainty, and indeed, our venerated Arabologist from Bombay, Dr. Kapoor, provides more the same for MENA's largest ethnic grouping.
One fact is certain that, the Arabs are fond of investigations— more so invasive ones—any test where slight pain or discomfort is involved is appreciated (except collection of too much blood which they dislike).
The gems just keep a-coming.
Posted by Matthew Hogan at January 21, 2006 07:58 PM
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This is actually quite a well-known medical phenomenon - people (any people) rate the effectiveness of a placebo more if it hurts.
Posted by: Alex at January 22, 2006 10:43 AM
Placebo is one thing; slavering as soon as the rubber gloves go on is quite another...
Posted by: secretdubai at January 23, 2006 06:22 AM
I wonder if anyone's done the corresponding study asking a group of patients to pay for the treatment whilst the control group don't?
Posted by: Alex at January 23, 2006 07:28 AM