Medicine: Irradiated Blood

A new treatment for the relief of severe bronchial asthma, announced last fortnight, makes use of a sensational blood purge. The "Knott technique" removes part of the patient's blood, passes it through a precision machine which exposes it to ultraviolet light for a few seconds, then returns it at once to the veins. The new treatment was presented by Drs. George Miley and R. E. Seidel of Philadelphia's Hahnemann Medical College before the Pan-American Homeopathic Congress in Cincinnati.

Dr. Miley had already used ultraviolet blood irradiation, first conceived in 1928 by a...

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