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  •  in certain cases it can be real (3+ / 0-)

    in other cases, not so much so.  As a quick example, gas gangrene does not yield to it nor do blocked cardiac arteries

    •  LOL yeah (1+ / 0-)
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      and believing oneself immune probably doesn't help much either.  but yes; it is real.  the mind is a pretty fascinating frontier!

      My goal is to make the world safe for anarchy. - 4Freedom

      by Cedwyn on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 09:16:49 PM PDT

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      •  a neighbor back in the 50s had a form of (2+ / 0-)
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        elephantitis in one leg with genetic RA.  The leg would regularly break open and weep and was very susceptible to infection back when penicillin was the only choice

        Her family removed her from medical care and took her to Oral Roberts 3 times to be healed by his prayer. They also made substantial donations.  She was a really sweet kid, never complaining but always on crutches so she could never play with the others.  Grandfather said the money for donations was "grocery money"

        In the end they amputated her leg; this colored my worldview though it was more than 50 years ago

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