The Placebo Effect

Episode 240

12th August 2018

If the pill you’ve been taking has been helping you, but it’s really made of sugar, would you want to know? Those and other thrilling ethical questions await in our discussion of the placebo effect.

Episode notes

If the pill you’ve been taking has been helping you, but it’s really made of sugar, would you want to know? Those and other thrilling ethical questions await in our discussion of the placebo effect.

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Music: “Medicines” by The Taxpayers

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Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin welcome you to Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine. Every Friday, they dig through the annals of medical history to uncover all the odd, weird, wrong, dumb and just gross ways we’ve tried to fix people over the years. Educational? You bet! Fun? We hope!

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