Medicine: Aetheronics

The defendant in Erie, Pa. County Court was charged with black magic (in the modern legal phrase: "taking money under false pretenses" in the practice of "the healing arts").

Yes, it was true, Chiropractor Alva B. Scott admitted with dignity, he had originated (and practiced) a new healing art he chose to call "aetheronics." It cured diseases by remote control. What was more, he had witnesses.

First, Scott explained, he took a drop of the patient's blood and put it in a small black "analyzing" box. From this he determined the patient's "frequency." Then he tuned the "curing" box to the right...

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