We all know that positive thinking works. The placebo effect is the most well known example, if you believe that something will work then indeed it will.
If I tell you that you’ll get better and you have credibility in me, then you’ll feel better almost instantly. Conversely there is the nocebo effect – if I tell you things are going to get worse, then they will.
I learnt recently of an amazing statistic in the first world war. Most of the doctors went to war – which meant that there were almost no GPs.
So what happened to the civilian population who did not have any medical support?
With a fear of offending the traditionalists I’ve produced my own version of the 12 days of Christmas.
Due to shortage of space I’ve only produced the last verse.