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On Being

Esther Sternberg — The Science of Healing Places [remix]

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited] Esther Sternberg with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Radiolab

Faith Healers

Thursday, May 17, 2007

The very first placebo-controlled trial may have been the debunking of the charismatic Anton Mesmer (the enigmatic source responsible for the verb “to mesmerize”), an enlightenment figure with a healing technique that Ben Franklin, for one, thought was basically placebo performance. Historians Ed Cohen ...

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