Hemovitameter

From Kook Science
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hemovitameter
Hemovitameter - trademark.jpg

Niblack's trademark for the device

Creator(s) H. D. Niblack
Year created c. 1936
Vendors Dr. Niblack Laboratories

The Hemovitameter is an electro-mechanical device, designed by H. D. Niblack and sold through Dr. Niblack Laboratories of Denver, Colorado, that was sold as a medical diagnostic apparatus ("Visual Diagnostic Instrument"), consisting of a wooden console housing what the FDA called "a radionic-type electrical device with a large central instrument panel containing several dozen switches, dials, meters, rheostats, and electrode connectors as well as two smaller side panels and a draw-type detector plate."[1] When in operation, similarly to devices like the Oscillotron, the subject would be connected to the electrodes while the operator used the console to ostensibly diagnose what, if any, diseases or other ailments afflict the subject. It was to be used alongside an Elementary Food Chart, a wheel chart with a listing of correspondences (elements, chemicals compounds, food tablet recommendations, source foods) that was used to make dietary recommendations to the subject of a diagnosis.

References

  1. "7881. Enema device, heat-therapy device, and Hemovitameter device. (F.D.C. No. 49932)", Notices of Judgment Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 7881-7940, U.S. Government Printing Office, January 1965, p. 277, https://archive.org/details/CAT11088280026