Brandon May, Author at Medical Bag

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Can Placebo Effects Be Socially Transmitted?

Researchers were able to induce doctors’ beliefs about the thermedol treatment and showed that those beliefs were transmitted to patients through subtle shifts in facial expressions and possible changes in attentiveness between treatments.

Will Term Limits Fix Academic Medicine’s Diversity Problem?

The National Institutes of Health has announced a plan to enforce 12-year term limits for tenured laboratory and branch chiefs; however, such a limit has yet to be enacted in academic medicine. Authors of an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine argue that lack of term limits on leadership positions at academic…

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