Scientific American Frontiers

Season 13 Episode 7

The Wonder Pill

Aired Unknown Feb 18, 2003 on PBS
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The Wonder Pill
In the episode The Wonder Pill from the show Scientific American Frontiers airing February 18 2003, host Alan Alda investigates the placebo effect. This is the psychological effect of a "fake pill" on the health of a patient. The show looks into the scientific basis behind it and whether it is possible to use it as medical therapy.moreless

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