The following article by George Lakhovsky appeared in Radio News Magazine in 1925.  In it, Lakhovsky discusses his theory of healing and his experiments with his RADIO-CELLULO OSCILLATOR. (commonly known as the MWO, or Multi-wave Oscillator).  This article is included for educational and historical purposes only and is not a statement or suggestion of any medical benefits related to any of the
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                   By George Lakhovsky  (title of original article edited)

            A new and important application of very short wave-lengths
       is described in this article by one of the leading French

            The new application of short wave-length oscillations
       described in this article is one of the most important ever
       found, and we are pleased to present to our readers this article
       by Mr.George Lakhovsky, the well known French scientist.

           The experiments described were carried out in collaboration
       with several doctors and scientists of high standing and it seems
       from results obtained, that the very high frequency treatments
       will play an important role in the future.

            We shall publish in a later issue another article on this
       new system, together with the effects of ultra radio frequencies
       in the treatment of other diseases in human beings.

            Since November, 1923, I have published in various technical
       and radio publications, several papers in which I explained my
       theory that the instinct or special feeling, which  permits birds
       to direct themselves  in  space, is only the results of the
       emission and reception of rays by living beings.

            While developing this theory, I explained how thoroughly I
       was convinced that science will discover, some day, not only the
       nature of microbes but the radiation which they produce, but also
       a method of killing  disease bacilli within the human body by
       means of the proper radiations.                

            The researches I have made by means of special apparatus
       have shown such results, that I believe  my theory to be correct.
       This theory is that life is born from radiations, kept  going by
       radiation and suppressed  by any accident producing the
       destruction of the oscillatory equilibrium, especially by the
       radiations of certain  microbes, which suppress those of the
       weaker cells.

            Before going any further in our reasoning, it is necessary,
       in order to present the facts to the uninitiated reader, to
       imagine what oscillations really are.

            The motion of a pendulum will be used for this  explanation.
       When a pendulum is displaced from the position of equilibrium, it
       moves back and  forth  producing  what  are  known as synchronous
       oscillations, until the energy stored  is entirely exhausted. By
       means of a motor, a spring, or an electro-magnet, it is possible
       to keep the  motion of the pendulum of constant amplitude,
       producing undamped oscillations.

            If, on the contrary, the source of power is removed, the
       oscillations die down and it is necessary not only to re-apply
       the power sustaining the oscillations, but also to furnish
       additional energy to start the  pendulum in motion. This
       oscillation of a pendulum reproduces exactly what happens in the
       cells of a living being.


                                BODY COMPOSITION

            Our organs are composed of cells formed of protoplasm
       containing various mineral matters and acids, such as iron,
       chloride, phosphorous, etc. It is by the combination of these
       elements that the cells detect outside waves and vibrate
       continuously at a very high frequency, probably higher than the
       period of X-rays or over all other vibrations known and measured

            The amplitude of cell oscillations must reach a certain
       value, in order that the organism be strong enough to repulse the
       destructive vibrations from certain microbes.

            The astrophysicians are actually carrying out experiments of
       great interest on the existence of vibrations, which have been
       called penetration rays and of which the frequency is higher than
       that of X-rays and of the alpha, beta and gamma rays of radium.

            Such rays, according to the theory, are produced by the
       earth itself and some others come from outside space. 

            Accurate measurements have proven  the correctness of this
       theory. Therefore, it is quite permissible to believe that these
       penetration rays, or at least some of them, produce the vibratory
       motion of living cells and consequently their life.

            For instance, let us suppose a cell vibrates at a certain
       frequency and a microbe vibrates at a different frequency; the
       microbe begins to fight the cell through radiation, and sickness is started                     

            If the  cell cannot repel the stronger vibrations and if the
       amplitude of its own vibration is forced to decrease, the microbe
       gains in amplitude and its vibrations begin to decrease and stop
       those of the cells, bringing on dangerous sickness or death.

            If, on the contrary,the living cell is started vibrating
       with the proper amplitude by inside or outside causes, the
       oscillatory attack is repulsed. Such is my theory.

            The problem is somewhat similar to the situation in which a
       rescuer finds himself when, coming to help a friend in a
       dangerous situation,finds himself fighting hand to hand against
       strong aggressors. The rescuer does not dare to fire his gun,
       fearing to harm his friend mixed up with the aggressors in the

            Similarly, microbes and healthy cells are all exposed to
       electric or radio-active action, which could be used to destroy
       the unwanted rays and it is difficult to suppress them without
       harming or killing at the same time the cells which are to be
       treated.  In fact, since Pasteur, scientists have been constantly
       searching for a means of destroying microbes.
            The great difficulty with  all methods found was that in
       destroying, the bacillae cell was attacked too. The experience
       gained in cancer and tuberculosis treated with radium, X-rays, or
       ultra-violet rays, shows how difficult is the world of the


                                  A NEW METHOD

            The remedy in my opinion, is not to kill the microbes in
       contact with the healthy cells, but to reinforce the oscillations
       of the cell either directly by reinforcing the radio activity of
       the blood or in producing on the cells a direct action by means
       of the proper rays.

            During January, 1924, I began to build, according to this
       theory, and with  the  purpose of  therapeutic applications, an
       apparatus, which I have called the Radio-Cellulo-Oscillator, with
       the firm belief that the cells vibrating at extremely short wave-
       lengths would find  their own  in the Hertzian waves, which have
       the properties of producing extremely short harmonics.

            The cell with very weak vibrations, when placed in the field
       of multiple radiations, finds its own frequency and starts again
       to oscillate normally through the phenomenon of resonance.

            This type of vibration are produced by the radio waves which
       I propose to use, is harmless, unlike those of x-rays and radium.
       Their application, therefore, does not present any danger for the

            I exposed in front of my apparatus, during  long  periods, a
       certain number of microbes in culture, which developed themselves
       normally. I, myself, have never felt the effect of these ultra

       radio frequencies, although I remained for a great many days near
       the apparatus, during the treatment applied to the living cells.

            It is only when two living  beings such as a cell and a
       microbe, are in contact, that the  rays  produced  by the Radio-
       Cellulo-Oscillator have any direct effect upon  cellular

            The experiments which I carried out at the Salpetriere
       Hospital in Paris, in the service and  with the collaboration of
       Prof. Gosset, were made with plants inoculated with  cancer, and
       the results were described in a paper presented on July 26, last
       year, before the Biological Society.  The text of this paper

              "One knows that it is possible to produce  by  inoculation
               of Bacterium  tumefaciens in plants, tumors similar to
               those of cancer in animals.
               One of us obtained experimentally by this method, a great
               number of tumors. These had various degrees of
               development. Some of them dry up partially, but do not
               die entirely until the entire plant or at least the limb
               bearing the tumor dies.

               Even removed by surgical methods, these tumors grew again
               on the sick limb."


                          THE RADIO CELLULO-OSCILLATOR

              "We propose to describe in this paper, the action of
               electromagnetic waves of very high frequency obtained by
               means of the Radio Cellulo-Oscillator of George

               This apparatus produces wave-lengths of the order of two
               meters and less, corresponding to 150 million cycles per

               A first plant was submitted to the effect of the
               radiation one month after being inoculated with cancer;
               at this time small tumors of the size of a cherry stone
               were visible upon it. This plant was submitted to the
               rays twice, for three hours each time.

               During the following days, the tumors continued to grow
               rapidly in  the same ways as those on plants, which  had
               not been submitted to the effect of radiations. However,
               16 days  after the first treatment, the tumors began to
               shrink and dry up.

               A few days later the tumors were entirely dried up and
               could be very easily detached from the limb of the plant
               by merely touching them.

               The drying action of the radio frequency radiations is
               selective and affects only the sick part of the plant.

               Even the inside sick tissues were destroyed, although
               they were next to healthy  cells in the center of the
               limb, showing that the radiations had not affected the
               healthy parts."


                            THE LENGTH OF TREATMENT

              "Another plant was treated in the same way, except that it
               was exposed 11 times, for three hours each time, to the
               radiations of the oscillator.

               Sixteen days after the first exposure the tumors, which
               were rather large as shown in  one of the photographs,
               began to shrink and dry up and were easily detached from
               the limb exactly as in the first case.

               Again in this a case, the healthy parts of the plant were
               not affected in the least.

               A third plant exposed to the radiations for nine hours,
               that is, three treatments of three hours each, was cured
               in the same manner as the two others.

               Sixteen plants  also innoculated with cancer, were left
               without treatment. They have tumors in full activity,
               several of which are very large.

               These experiments show conclusively that plants
               innoculated with cancer an be treated and cured by means
               of the ultra radio frequency vibrations, whereas surgical
               treatment fails.

              "In conclusion  I wish to call the attention of the reader
               to the fact that I have obtained  very conclusive results
               not only with a wavelength of two meters, but with longer
               and shorter wave-lengths. The main thing  is to produce
               the greatest number of harmonics possible."

            Such are  the results of my researches with plants. At the
       present time, similar experiments are being  carried out  with
       animals and it seems that the effect on cancerous animals is the
       same as on cancerous plants.

            I am  highly pleased to present my theory and the results of
       my work in a scientific review of the  United States, this great
       country, which has always been in the lead in the  fight  against
       this terrible sickness,  cancer, and  whose  sympathy and help I
       would greatly appreciate.