The Work of Dr. Ruth Drown: An Outline on a Thumbnail

The arrangement of nine dials with then studs each permits combinations of these tiny impedances going into billions. The sensitivity of the instrument is absolutely remarkable, when we consider that with it we may pick up from the human body, with its jumble of molecular broadcasts, those of each individual organ and gland.

To establish a “rate” for a substance, i.e., to express it as a number, in terms of dial readings, that substance is placed on the foot plates of the instrument. The footplates are actually the end of the antenna. The operator then begins to stroke the detecting pad which is connected between the instrument and ground. The dials, beginning with the first of “disease” dial (impingement of function produces the base rate of vibration or disease vibration) are slowly rotated as the detector pad moves these minute molecular broadcasts through the instrument when the arrangement of the dials is such that resonance exits between the instrument and the sample being examined. This subtle energy flow manifests as a stickiness of the pad. With an expert operator such as Dr. Drown, the fingers adhere strongly to the rubber pad, and a distinct and quite loud snapping sound is produced. The detection is therefore both tactile and audible, and very positive with the properly trained operator.

One at a time the various vibratory components from the sample are extracted. The dials are arranged like the octaves on a piano. When, say, 8 has been recorded on one dial, the operator then begins from zero on the next, and so on until no more vibratory components come in from the sample. For the physicist or student, it may be stated that this process of setting a rate is equivalent to a practical application of Fourier’s Theorem. The periodic partial vibrations are extracted one at a time. Their sum, expressed as a number, is the total vibration.


No pains must be spared at this point to lay down with force and clarity that these reactions are gained without the psychic participation of the operator, efforts to use extrasensory perception, or the conscious effort to generate specific thought forms. This type of activity leads into a separate and bewildering realm that the physician especially at all costs must avoid if he is to get accurate diagnosis. Let there be no doubt in the mind of anyone that these instruments which are sensitive enough to pick up the molecular emanations of physical substances, will react to the operator’s thought forms, or to those of others. The operator must set himself aside from the instrument. Having diagnosis dependent upon the doctor’s state of mind, or ESP, or psychic powers, is at this stage of human evolution a cumbrous and unwelcome humbug. The Drown system, and physicians trained in its use, aim at avoiding this.

Pathological and histological specimens, mineral samples, photographs or any other articles may be placed on the input of the instrument and “rates” established. Systematic work, over the period of almost forty years with which Dr. Drown has been involved in this work, including thirty years with her own instruments, has led to the recording of sufficient rates to permit the detection of virtually every major disease and most minor ones. These are all classified in an Atlas, to which new rates are constantly being added.


As far as pathological specimens are concerned, it is obvious that when tissue is diseased, it changes. Consequently, the molecular broadcast changes. If the correct broadcast is missing, the patient’s symptoms and case history send the doctor looking for other likely broadcasts. Through the years and years of work that she has put in with the instruments, Dr. Drown has become a diagnostician of formidable proficiency; she is accurate and phenomenally fast.

As far as any tests of these methods are concerned, it is to be expected that in more than thirty years in practice, Dr. Drown’s diagnosis would have been verified many times against the slower, orthodox method. This has been the case. There have been very minor differences between her results and those obtained by the longer processes of the hospital laboratory. By numerical methods she has painstakingly worked out, Dr. Drown is able to make a blood chemistry, urinalysis and blood count while the patient sits there with his feet on the plates. All these analyses and checks are made in the body, not with the fluids removed from the body. Hence the minor differences between Dr. Drown’s results and those of the regular laboratory.

The checking of all organic functions is also carried out in this method of diagnosis. The writer knew, for example, as the result of a regular examination, that his eyesight was 20/20. During the diagnosis Dr. Drown asked the writer if he knew what his eyesight was. He replied in the affirmative without giving the figures. A moment later her assistant held up the diagnostic sheet, on which the version had been recorded by the Instrument as 20/20. This is but one of the flabbergasting proofs the writer has had concerning the accuracy and efficacy of Drown diagnosis.

The cornerstone of the diagnosis is the case history. This is made as complete as possible. Then the patient sits with his feet on the plates, a few feet to Dr. Drown’s right. Her assistant sits on her left with the diagnostic chart. Dr. Drown can in this position read the dials, talk to the patient, or her assistant, as she chooses. This she does, all the while getting reactions from the instrument. In connection with the comments concerning psychic participation made earlier to see Dr. Drown at work is to develop the conviction that it is the instrument that is telling the story, as read directly from the patient. There is no “holding a thought”, merely the confident movements of a lady who knows what she is doing.


On the diagnosis chart are more than a hundred separate entries. As Dr. Drown tunes the instrument through all the various parts of the body, the process is something like a frequency check run by the FCC, to ensure that a radio station is broadcasting on its assigned wavelength. The broadcast rates of all the organs and glands are known, function can be measured, diseased conditions detected and verified. After about forty minutes, a complete blueprint of the patient’s body has been made.



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