The drug achieves higher treatment success among those assigned magical powers similar to that primitive peoples assigned to witches.
The wizard of the tribe exists for three reasons: a) Because witchcraft, ie, finding magical solutions are needed; b) Because everyone in the tribe are convinced that that person has special powers and instituting needed as a witch; and c) Because the sorcerer himself believes it.
Although I am trying to explain the issue by isolating components in three items, the phenomenon is only one: most humans believe in the existence of magical phenomena.
Although we observed the natives with disdain, we have only changed some appearances. Our mind still believes in magic, either relying on the existence of God, or crossing our fingers that something will happen, or using certain shirt to save a test.
The largest deposits of contemporary magic we find, first, in the churches, temples, religions. Next in importance is the medicine, which has greatly improved the chemistry of healing potions, but that still depends on the power of suggestion, placebos, hope and the higher power of the witch in white robes.
A healthy doctor, especially people who devoutly believe in him and his magic. You may also heal some others, but their audience is composed mainly by those who admire, flatter him, make gifts, so expect endless hours without criticizing tardiness.
It is unusual for educated individuals run to seek medical supervision for pregnancy or for routine checkups.
In short: That primitive tribe, to which we look with disdain, deserves the greatest respect for the sake of ourselves.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): «¡Dígame ‘Doctor’, por favor!»
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.199)