Biological effects and mechanisms of shortwave radiation, a review is presented in this amazing Course. 

In the early history of medicine, it was shown that shortwave radio waves can have therapeutic potential. Apparently the first paper on the biologic effects of such radiation was published in 1924 by Gosset, Gutmann, Lakhovsky, and Magrou, who reported the effects of very high frequency electro-magnetic radiation emitted by a vacuum tube oscillator upon plant tumors. There were aApparently the first paper on the biologic effects of such radiation was published in 1924 by Gosset, Gutmann, Lakhovsky, and Magrou, who reported the effects of very high frequency electro-magnetic radiation emitted by a vacuum tube oscillator upon plant tumors.  In this respect the oscillations generated the usual high frequencies used for therapeutic purposes.

It can no longer be ignored that the non-ionizing radiation of SW with HF may damage biological tissues by non-thermal or thermal mechanisms. It is known that a rapidly moving electromagnetic field (EMF) can be a health hazard when the energy level is sufficiently high enough, but the variety of electromagnetic devices with different radiation intensities makes the biological ef- fects inconsistent. Although numerous studies about the adverse effects of electromagnetic radiation have been reported in the past decades, the biological effects of radiation remain controversial. Given the potential risk of electromagnetic radiation, many countries have determined the safe levels of exposure for the general public and occupational workers.

Here, we focused on the exposure to SW radiation and researched by Dr. Jules Samuels that very few people know anything about. We aim to provide a comprehensive summary of the biological effects of SW as it was researched before and during the second world war.

Shortwave (SW) is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and it has a frequency range varying from 3 MHz to 30 MHz, which belongs to the high frequency (HF) band. This HF band is frequently used in military radars, radio transmissions and industrial equipment. Additionally, several technologies based on the delivery of SW radio fre- quency energy are available for therapeutic medical applications

The development of bioelectromagnetics has facilitated the application of various EMFs on medical treatment, and SW-EMF is broadly available. Many studies, including basic science and clinical evidence, have reported the beneficial effects of SW-EMF on cancer treatment, diabetes, wound repair and pain control.

Jules Samuels, known as Dr. J. Samuels, (Paramaribo, January 15, 1888 - Amsterdam, August 2, 1975) was a Dutch alternative healer. Samuels was originally a surgeon. He was of the opinion that many diseases were caused by a malfunction of the hormone system. Based on this, he developed the endogenous endocrine therapy in which high-frequency alternating current via electrodes would bring healing to the pituitary, thyroid, and gonads. He believed all chronic disease had its origins in an over-stimulated pituitary gland, the master gland of the body. Disease resulted from an imbalance between the thyroid and gonads. Prolonged treatment by a "low level" application, non-thermal, to the pituitary gland with treatments three times a week for several weeks initiated a balanced healing effect and allowed hundreds of cancer survivors. It also cured early stages of diabetes and would reduce insulin doses in diabetics.

The required shorwave units (cabinets) were sold directly to the patients by Samuels and, according to him, were effective against a range of diseases, including heart muscle and coronary artery disease. Samuels claimed to be able to cure cancer without surgery, without medication and while retaining the affected organ. His textbook was translated into German by none other than Hitler's chief surgeon, his treatment carried that much interest.

In this course we provide a rare copy of his text and review the principles of shortwave radio. 25 clock hours.