Seeing the Mind as Medicine, Dr. Herbert Benson Dies At 86

Herbert Benson, a Harvard-trained cardiologist whose research demonstrating the power of the mind over the body helped bring meditation into the mainstream, died February 3 in a Boston hospital. He was 86 years old. His wife, Marilyn Benson, said the cause was heart disease and kidney failure. Dr. Benson did not set out to advocate …