Farrelly, Frances - Diagnosing TB in the ear
Type of Spiritual Experience
From an interview in 1957, where the radionics machine was used as a 'dowsing bridge', however, the sample itself was also a bridge.
Two sets of activities here those of the child [TB] and those of Frances
A description of the experience
CBird: Do most doctors today send you cases they simply cannot diagnose or do they use you as a sort of diagnostic machine for everything?
FARRELLY: Both, some for tough cases, others routinely. I am much more challenged by the tough cases. For example, I had to analyze a sample from a sixteen-year-old who'd had a history of chronic ear trouble. In checking it, I first found it was bacterial so I began checking through the bacteria. And I found tuberculosis. This seems impossible since I'd never heard of tuberculosis in the ear. But I relied on my analysis and sent it to the doctor. He called me long distance to ask: "Have you lost your cotton-picking mind? Whoever heard of TB in the ear?" I told him I didn't know, but would stick with that diagnosis, no matter how far-fetched it might seem.
The next day he called me back to say that he'd spoken to the patient's mother, a registered nurse, and told her that she should have a bacterial exam made but using, as I'd suggested in my report, an acid-fast stain to reveal TB. The doctor was surprised that, instead of getting angry, the mother told him that her child had a swollen gland on the side of the neck at age six months. The gland had been found to be tubercular. But they never made a connection with TB and the running ear.
The source of the experienceFarrelly, Frances
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps