oscilloclast

oscilloclast

Pseudomedicine
A device used to diagnose and treat cancer, based on the scientifically dubious work of Dr Albert Abrams (1862–1924) of San Francisco. The device operated on the hypothesis that as electrons are the basic biological unit, disease in general—and cancer in particular—represented a disequilibrium in electronic harmony. Mainstream healthcare professionals submitted blood samples blotted on paper to Abrams’ College of Electronic Medicine, which were analysed by the device; the FDA found that the oscilloclast could not distinguish between coloured water, and the blood of a human, living or dead.
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The most popular were the dynamiser and oscilloclast devised by Albert Abrams, a physician who was described by the American Medical Association in 1925 as the "dean of twentieth century charlatans.