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a book review, by Walt Thiessen
March 23, 2006
My decision to review this book was easily made. The author, Ken Dillon contacted me to compliment me on my website, so I offered to review his book. What could be more natural?
This book is much like a white paper on the subject of UVBI (which the author calls UBI). Even the cover is a spartan black-and-white. It's self-published, so I'm sure the author was more concerned with the content than with using splashy (and expensive) graphics and photos on the cover. Based on what's inside the cover, I'd say it was a wise decision if keeping costs down enabled him to publish the book in the first place. This is a valuable addition to any bookshelf on the subject.
He begins the book with one of the most complete yet broad histories of UBI that I've seen to date. He follows this with a chapter on how blood irradiation works. Then, surprisingly, he goes immediately to a FAQ section (Frequently Asked Questions), much like you'd find with a website. I don't think I've ever seen a book before with a FAQ section, so this is something of a first.
The rest of the book is devoted to chapters that broadly categorize ranges of diseases that are treatable with blood irradiation. While there is no chapter devoted to cancer, there are a number of entries in the available chapters about cancer and its treatment via UBI. These chapters are similar to the chapters you'll find in other books on the subject, providing detailed descriptions of case histories. But they also go deeper than most such books, actually talking about specifics of diseases and treatments than even most doctors put into their own, similar books for popular reading. The categories of diseases discussed include infectious diseases, bronchial asthma, diseases of the heart and circulation, gastrointestinal disorders, and gynecology and obstetrics.
Mr. Dillon's descriptions are quite detailed. For instance, he gives the most complete description I've seen contrasting traditional UBI therapy to photophoresus, the Yale University developed treatment for lymphoma. One of the things I learned about photophoresus is that it actually combines UBI with chemotherapy, something of which I had not previously been aware. Dillon is a former government researcher, and his research skills have served him well in the writing of this book.
Dillon also discusses a form of blood irradiation which has not gotten any press in the U.S. which he calls LBI (Low-intensity laser Blood Irradiation). This version has not yet been introduced within the U.S., and while it is generally not as potent as UBI, it's still very interesting nevertheless.
But the really big value to the book isn't in the main book itself. It's in the appendices.
Appendix A is all about side effects. While side effects are very low for this form of therapy, it's rare to find anyone, doctor-advocate or lay-advocate, who is willing to discuss in detail the reality that like any therapy, blood irradiation can potentially have side effects. They are mostly mild (especially in comparison to more draconian treatments like chemotherapy), but as Mr. Dillon says on page 153, "One of the weaknesses in the way BI has at times been promoted has been the assertion that it has no toxicity at all. That is not believable in a therapy that can have such powerful therapeutic action as BI does. It is equally not believable, however, that a therapy that has such meticulously recorded side effects as those listed above [earlier in the chapter] also has some hidden damaging effect. Hundreds of BI practitioners desirous of ensuring their patients' well-being and protecting their own reputations have observed the results of BI therapy with eagle eyes. That in millions of cases over 70 years they have found no hidden damaging effect should tell any reasonable observer that it is extremely unlikely that such an effect exists."
Appendix B is even more valuable. It provides the only documentation I've ever seen of the original Knott Hemo-Irradiator first patented in 1928 by Edblom and Knott. This is the original UVBI machine, and the patent's existence (and later its expiration) are why the machine gets little attention in an age when the big money is only interested in medical techniques it patents and copyrights to corner the market and make a truckload of money. I note this because I believe that we won't see any real change in the health care cost crisis until the FDA's teeth are pulled and until copyrights and patents are re-addressed by Congress in light of their damaging impact on developing medicine. This appendix even includes the entire text of the original patent application as it was submitted in 1928 by Edblom and Knott, making it especially informative.
Appendix C is all about the Russian Isolda UBI device, including details about how the device is used and a rather grainy picture of one of the devices. The only thing that could have improved both Appendices B and C would have been if Mr. Dillon had provided information on where practitioners and/or lay people could acquire these machines.
Appendix D describes a device of Mr. Dillon's own design, called the Solar Blood Irraditaion or SBI device. While he doesn't tell us how to acquire the device, he does include a drawing showing the device and how it would function. The difference with this device is that it uses the full visible light spectrum and not just UBI, under the belief that using the whole spectrum would increase its benefit. Unfortunately, there is little documentation included supporting this claim.
Finally, he provided a cogent bibliography of the most important literature originally created on the subject.
All in all, this is book that deserves the attention of any reader who wants a highly detailed education on the history and benefits of ultraviolet blood irradiation.
This book can be purchased directly from the publisher by clicking here.