Herbert Benson

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Herbert Benson
Born(1935-04-24)April 24, 1935
DiedFebruary 3, 2022(2022-02-03) (aged 86)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materHarvard Medical School
Known forGreat Prayer Experiment
Benson-Henry Institute
Spouse(s)Marilyn Benson
Children2, Jennifer and Gregory
Scientific career
FieldsMedicine, physiology
InstitutionsHarvard Medical School
Beth Israel Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Andover Newton Theological School

Herbert Benson (April 24, 1935 – February 3, 2022), was an American medical doctor, cardiologist, and founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He was a professor of mind/body medicine at Harvard Medical School and director emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) at MGH.[1]

Benson died from heart disease and kidney failure at a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts on February 3, 2022, at the age of 86.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dr. Herbert Benson". Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  2. Marquard, Bryan (6 February 2022). "Dr. Herbert Benson, who documented and promoted meditation's health benefits, dies at 86". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 7 February 2022. Retrieved 7 February 2022.