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The Effect of Prayer on Physical Health: Experimental Evidence
Paul N. Duckro and Philip R. Magaletta
Journal of Religion and Health
Vol. 33, No. 3 (Fall, 1994), pp. 211-219
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27510816
Page Count: 9
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There has been enough published scientific work on the direct effects of prayer upon physical health in the past thirty years to merit review. While experimental evidence has yet to reveal large direct effects of prayer on physical health, the effects which have been found are notable and encourage further study. In this article the authors review the major studies, discuss problems in their interpretation, and suggest considerations for future experimental study of prayer.
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