[Milton-L] Cromwell and miracles

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Fri Jul 29 20:57:53 EDT 2005

Carol Barton wrote:
> John . . . are you seriously suggesting that *anyone's* touch cured scrofula
> (tuberculosis)????

It would be unlikely but not impossible. The immune system and the
nervous system are closely intertwined, and placebos can 'energize'
immune responses to an ailment. I knew a number of TB survivors in the
1930s and 1940s, despite and/or because of the pointless treatment used
at the time -- my father being one of those survivors.


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