Understanding the placebo effect
From performing acupuncture in a tiny Massachusetts clinic to directing the Program in Placebo Studies and Theraputic Encounters at Harvard, Ted Kaptchuk has worked to understand the placebo effect and its place in medicine. He joins us today to discuss his work and findings.
- Ted Kaptchuk: author, scholar, scientist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where his research focuses on the placebo effect. He is the director of Harvard's recently founded Program in Placebo Studies and Theraputic Encounters.
- The Power of Nothing by Michael Specter (in The New Yorker)
- About The Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter