Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

Do you think placebo works just as well as real medicine?discuss in the light of the doctor prescription handed out to Jerome.

from novel three men in a boat

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I think a placebo can work wonders if there is not a serious underlying medical condition. Jerome really just needed an adventure, something physical and real to feel alive again. This doctor actually could see through Jerome's stress related maladies and gave him something better than drugs.