The Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 35

The Placebo Effect (2 Apr. 2003)

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Mega hypochondriac Harry Radditch believes he's caught a deadly plague from a space novel he just read. His physician plans to dose him with a placebo, as usual, but this time, his symptoms... See full summary »

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Dr. Leslie Coburn
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Harry Radditch
Michael David Simms ...
Dr. Marks
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Carrie
Gina Stockdale ...
Dying Woman
Donna Yamamoto ...
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Paul Batten ...
State Health Doctor
Stellina Rusich ...
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Mega hypochondriac Harry Radditch believes he's caught a deadly plague from a space novel he just read. His physician plans to dose him with a placebo, as usual, but this time, his symptoms are severe and she catches the disease. How can she stop a science fictional pandemic from killing real people? Written by David Stevens

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The title refers to the phenomenon that when placebos or pills that have no active ingredients are given to a patient and he still recovers from his illness. See more »

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Rhonda Harrington: How did they beat it in that book?
Dr. Leslie Coburn: They didn't.
Rhonda Harrington: So we're going to die because some lousy writer couldn't come up with a happy ending?
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