MBBS Curriculum 2020

Reading Group: Medicine and the Mind

16 October 2015 - 16:00-17:30


  1. Shapiro, Arthur K. (1960). “A contribution to a history of the placebo effect”. Systems Research and Behavioral Science 5, p. 109–135. (link)
  2. Craen, Anton J. de & al. (1999). “Placebos and placebo effects in medicine: historical overview”. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 92, p. 511–515. (link)
  3. Jütte, Robert (2013). “The early history of the placebo”. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 21, p. 94–97. (link)

Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

S-1.04, Strand Building, Strand, King’s College London

Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.


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