The Cures of Albert Abrams

As his Wikipedia page tells us:

Albert Abrams (December 8, 1863 – January 13, 1924) was a controversial American physician, well known during his life for inventing machines, such as the "Oscilloclast" and the "Radioclast", which he falsely claimed could diagnose and cure almost any disease.[1] These claims were challenged from the outset. Towards the end of his life, and again shortly after his death, many of his machines and conclusions were demonstrated to be intentionally deceptive or false.[2]

He actually published a whole periodical devoted to his theories. Read an issue here.

Hugo Gernsback, the father of modern science fiction, was having none of this, running the expose below in a 1923 issue of his magazine SCIENCE AND INVENTION.

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 14, 2022
     Category: Frauds, Cons and Scams | Hoaxes and Imposters and Imitators | Medicine | Patent Medicines, Nostrums and Snake Oil | 1920s

He's an obvious hoaxer, but I do like his language. "Oscilloclast" and "Radioclast" sound like they ought to mean something. Too bad they don't mean anything. He should've been in another business.
Posted by Richard Bos on 10/15/22 at 12:29 PM
@Richard: Like Scientology???
Posted by Brian on 10/20/22 at 12:07 PM
@Brian: Not unlike in some ways.
Posted by Richard Bos on 10/21/22 at 02:15 AM

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