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The “Electronic Reactions of Abrams”

    Abstract

    AN acrimonious discussion has been carried on for some time past concerning the merits of a method of medical diagnosis and therapeutics generally known as the “Electronic Reactions of Abrams.” Dr. Albert Abrams graduated in medicine at Heidel berg at the age of nineteen years. At thirty-seven, after many years' practice in San Francisco, he founded a therapeutic method which he called “Spondylo-therapy,” and six years later, in 1910, he introduced a method of diagnosis and treatment based upon a new physiological phenomenon which he claimed to have discovered and which he named “electronic vibrations.” The rate of these vibrations he held to be constant for each individual, each organ, and each disease. It is measured by an Adams's “Dynamiser” in circuit with the patient or with something more or less miscellaneous belonging to the patient, his blood, sputum, saliva, or even his signature. Readings are taken according to certain changes in the abdominal percussion note of the patient or of a “subject” or “medium” interposed in the circuit with the patient's blood, sputum, or similar substance.

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