Scared to death?
August 12, 2009 8:11 PM Subscribe
What is this story about someone literally scared to death?
posted by ladypants to Health & Fitness (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Please help me find this story:
In India, a team executed a prisoner by telling him that he would bleed to death drop by drop, and then instead letting water drip on to the floor. And then he died. Something to this effect.
Somehow it was an experiment about the mind-body connection. And maybe it was quoted by Jerome Groopman (or in another pop medical book).
I recall that it was quoted as an actual medical article with references. Has anyone else head of this article? Could you direct me to it? Anything similar in PubMed?