Georges Lakhovsky, Bioelectric Pioneer
Before presenting the therapeutic results obtained with my multiple short wave oscillator and presented at the International Congress of Short Waves in Vienna (July, 1937) it may be useful to give a rapid survey of my theory of cellular oscillation which I have developed fully in a number of books. [The Secret of Life; Contribution to the Etiology of Cancer; The Earth and Ourselves; Cellular Oscillation; Nature and Her Wonders]
All living cells are composed of two essential elements; the nucleus and the protoplasm in which it is bathed. This nucleus is itself composed of many tubular filaments: the chromosomes. In addition, hundreds of much smaller filaments or chondromes are present in the cytoplasm.
Chromosomes and chondromes are sheathed in an insulating substance (cholesterine, resin, fat, plastrin, etc.) and contain a liquid-like serum with the same mineral content as seawater, and consequently a conductor of electricity. Thus, these filaments constitute ultramicroscopic oscillating circuits capable of oscillating electrically over a wide scale of very short wavelengths.
I have demonstrated in my works that these cellular oscillating circuits, chromosomes and chondromes, vibrate electrically under the stimulus of electro-magnetic waves: cosmic, atmospheric and telluric.
Now, many internal and external influences may upset the oscillating equilibrium of these cells. For instance, a variation or change in the field of cosmic, telluric or atmospheric waves, a demineralization of the organic matter constituting the cellular substance, traumas causing the destruction by shock of the protoplasm or the nucleus.
I have shown in my books, The Secret of Life and especially in The Earth and Ourselves, that every living cell draws its oscillatory energy from the field of secondary radiations resulting from the ionization of the geological substances of the earth by cosmic radiations.
But certain natural radiations are particularly toxic, especially those originating in geologically-induced geopathic zones. Many cancer cases have been attributed to these toxic radiations which has been proven experimentally, notably in Germany by Dr. Rambeau of Marburg. Therefore, earth radiations sometimes cause disturbance of the cellular oscillatory equilibrium of the organism.
Under these varied circumstances cellular oscillation may cease; the cell is then dead. But within the dead cell, the chondromes sometimes continue to oscillate electrically on their own natural frequencies. Fortunately, this phenomenon occurs rarely, or all humanity would already have perished from cancer.
The chondromes then envelope themselves in a membrane and continue to oscillate and multiply independently of the cell. They may then become neoplasic cells.
THE RADIO CELLULAR OSCILLATOR
To re-establish this equilibrium, I thought of creating, in 1923, a constant compensating field of very short radiations (2 to 10 metre wavelengths) to neutralize the action of the disturbing rays, and give the living cell the necessary stimulation for a return to its normal oscillation.
To this end, in 1923, I constructed my short-wave oscillator, using two triode tubes for very short waves made especially for this apparatus. I tried several cross leakagess for this machine using one or more tubes and then multiple triodes with a tube containing oscillatory circuits within the bulb. Finally I adopted the oscillator with symmetrical cross leakage comprising two triodes. The oscillating circuits formed a single spiral, branched between the two grilles and the two anodes. It was fed directly by alternating current from the local supply circuit.
With this short-wave apparatus I was able to cure plants inoculated with cancer. For six years at the Saltpetriere I observed and checked the effects of these short waves.
Using very low power, from 10 to 12 watts, and a limited duration of treatment, I succeeded in curing cancer in human beings, but also had to record some failures.
The news of the success of my experiments became widespread. In many countries, as early as 1928, they began to build short-wave oscillators of considerable power producing thermal effects.
But here was great danger that the chromosomes and chondromes, which are barely a ten-thousandth or twenty-thousandth of a millimeter in thickness, might not survive under a high frequency current. They offer much resistance, even to a low current which is sufficient to dissolve and destroy them.
It is simple to prove this by bringing a small bulb of from 2 to 5 volts with a filament of several hundredths of a millimeter, inserted between metal rods forming antennas, within the radius of a short wave transmitter. The bulb will light up and sometimes burn out, if it is brought too near the apparatus.
Moreover, the chondromes and chromosomes of all living cells, which are infinitely finer than the filaments of the bulbs, are sensitive centers of thermal phenomena, which may provoke their fusion. Undoubtedly this method is effective in killing microbes in the organism and in neoplasic cells. But it can also destroy millions of cells of healthy tissue in every irradiation.
THE MULTIPLE WAVE OSCILLATOR
On the other hand, I thought it possible to obtain better results by administering an oscillatory shock to all the cells in the organism simultaneously. Such a shock, very brief, produced by dampened or weakened electrostatic waves, does not provoke thermal and prolonged effects and involves no risk of burning living cells.
I therefore sought to produce an artificial oscillatory shock causing a periodic oscillation of the weak or dead cells.
At first glance this problem seems physically in-soluble as there are approximately 200 quintillion cells in our bodies, each oscillating on its own natural wavelength. Theoretically, therefore, we would have to have a different wavelength for each cell, so that every cell in the organism would oscillate in resonance on its own wavelength.
After much research I was able to construct an apparatus creating an electrostatic field covering all frequencies from 3 metres to the infra-red, so that every cell can find its natural frequency and vibrate in resonance.
We know that in physics, a circuit fed by damped or weakened high frequency currents creates many harmonics. Consequently, I conceived an oscillator of multiple wavelengths with a broad scale in which every organ, every gland, every tissue, every nerve, could find its natural frequency.
To obtain this result I set up a transmitter composed of a series of circular concentric oscillating circuits linked by a silk cord but not contiguous. These circuits are stimulated by damped high frequency currents from a spark gap. Thus each circuit of the transmitter vibrates not only on its natural frequency, but also on numerous harmonics.
Thus, I built an oscillator with all the basic wavelengths from 10 centimetres to 400 metres, that is, all frequencies from 750,000 to 3,000,000,000 cycles per second. But each circuit also emits many harmonics, which, with their basic waves, their interferences and their effluvia can reach the scale of infra-red and even that of visible light (1 to 3000 trillion vibrations per second.)
Since all the cells as well as the chondromes oscillate precisely at frequencies in that range, they can therefore find, in the output of such an oscillator, the frequencies which cause them to vibrate in resonance.
You know the results I obtained with continuous very short waves using triode tubes at a distance, with no contact electrode....
As early as 1931, I began using this multiple wave oscillator in various Paris hospitals: the Saint Louis, Valde-Grace, Calvary, Necker, etc... Among the many cures with this treatment, I will mention especially those of various cases of cancer which X-ray and radium treatments failed to improve. These patients, cured six years ago, have had no recurrence and are in perfect health at this date. In all pathogenic cases this treatment gives very good results. As it does not attack the microbes directly, it does not destroy live tissue, but reinforces the vitality of the organism by accelerating cellular oscillation. It is therefore the reinforced organism that successfully resists the microbes and all pathogenic causes.
So, while X-rays and radium destroy microbes, neoplasic cells and healthy tissue at the same time - which accounts for the serious accidents which occur during and after such treatments --high frequency radiations (short waves) applied at a distance and without thermal effect cure diseases of all kinds, even those of the prostate to a considerable degree.
Whatever the pathogenic cause, the multiple wave oscillator reproduced the frequencies necessary to re-establish the cellular oscillatory equilibrium.
In general, it is sufficient to seat the patient, or to have him stand in the radius of the apparatus, before the transmitter. The duration of the treatment is usually from five to ten minutes, every other day. These figures are purely arbitrary, since these radiations reinforcing cellular oscillation do not produce organic disturbances, whatever the duration of the treatment may be.
Despite the many cases successfully treated, almost without exception, it must be understood that my oscillator cannot cure all types of cancer in all its stages of development. In many cases, when the cancerous tumor has already destroyed important blood vessels, my apparatus is powerless to rebuild that tissue before the fatal haemorrhage.
Lakhovsky believed that living cells are batteries; the nucleus holds the positive charge and the cytoplasm carries the negative. If cells were irradiated with a range of electromagnetic oscillations, they could be "recharged" and thus rejuvenated. A range of frequencies is necessary because the cell and its parts respond to different frequencies