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 History of the Albert Roy Davis Research Laboratory
...and a Glimpse into our Future
 

                               

Figure eight of magnetic energies
*Discovered by Davis and Rawls


In the small town of Green Cove Springs, Florida, in 1936, Albert Roy Davis became the first scientist in the world to discover that the North and South poles of all magnets, including the Earth itself, which is a giant magnet, are two separate and distinct energies, each having the opposite effect on all matter.

In 1936, Davis, a twenty-one year old at the time, was already engaged in experiments with electromagnetism. On one afternoon he planned to go fishing. He put three boxes of worms on his workbench in preparation for the trip. A large horseshoe magnet had been left on the bench too, near a small electronic oscillator, the type used in the early radios of the day. By chance, the two poles of the horseshoe magnet were facing toward two of the earthworm containers so that the North pole of the magnet was touching one container and the South pole was touching the other container. The third container was a short distance away. Due to additional laboratory work the planned fishing trip was canceled. The two containers that were in contact with the horseshoe magnet remained in that position until the following morning. Davis was quite amazed at what he found on his workbench. The worms that had been laying against the South pole of the magnet had eaten through the side of the container touching the magnet. There was no noticeable difference with the other containers. He decided to put the remaining worms into new containers and put them in the same positions they had been in the previous day. If the South pole of the magnet had triggered this behavior, he reasoned, it would occur again. The following day he was disappointed to find that the worms were all in their containers. Occupied by other experiments, the earthworm experiment was forgotten until three days later. It happened again! The earthworms exposed to the South pole had eaten their way out of the container. They were lying on the bench, and having been unfed and unmoistened, they had died. Previous experiments in the lab had failed to show whether electromagnetic energies had any effect on small animals - until now.
 
(Below: Davis and his cat, "Six Toes")

Using heavier cardboard containers which prevented the worms from escaping enabled Davis to see profound changes in the exposed worms. This time he left them in place for a period of twelve days, making sure that they were fed and moistened. Upon examining the earthworms in the South pole container, he found they had been busy chewing on the interior of the container. They were about one-third larger, longer, thicker in diameter and very active in comparison to the other worms. A number of small worms were present as well, indicating babies had been born. The North pole worms were much different. Many of them had died, and those that were still alive were thin and much less active than the South pole worms. The worms in the control container, which were kept away from the magnet, showed no unusual difference in size or activity. It was now becoming a certainty: the North and South poles of a magnet are different and they effect living organisms in two completely different ways.     

Dr. Robert M.Yerkes, of the famous Yerkes Primate Research Laboratory, was a customer in Davis' father's store (in those days the Yerkes Lab was located in Orange Park, Florida). Dr. Yerkes had shown interest in Davis' work, and when Davis explained that he had discovered that magnets emit two completely different electromagnetic energies, with opposite effects, Yerkes encouraged him to continue his research. Davis informed Yerkes that he intended to do so. Dr. Yerkes then said something Davis would never forget. "It may take your lifetime to convince the scientific world of your discovery", he told the young scientist. Davis remained committed to expand the research in biomagnetism and to spread word of it's great potential to the world.
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Below: Walter Rawls in the lab)

He spent much of the next few decades researching the effects of the two poles. Then, one fateful day in 1970, Davis was contacted by a man that had recently heard of his work.  Walter C. Rawls, Jr., a top-notch attorney who previously worked for the U.S. government in intelligence, and was a consultant to the United Nations (to name just a few of his accomplishments), had heard about Davis' agricultural experiments. Rawls had been very interested in hydroponics as a possible solution to help underdeveloped nations produce more of their own food. While discussing with a salesman the potential that hydroponics offered, the salesman replied, "I know a guy out in the country who can grow plants even better than that." Intrigued, Rawls asked the salesman how he could contact this man, who as it turned out, was Albert Roy Davis. He became so fascinated with Davis and his research that he made a career changing decision. He joined Davis and together they greatly expanded the research, in part, with money contributed by Walter from his earnings as a successful attorney.  


The two scientists made great advances in biomagnetic research, and through the 1970's wrote four books that would change the entire field of magnetic and electromagnetic research. Their first book, Magnetism and Its Effects on the Living System, goes into detail on how the two poles of a magnet can be used to enhance the size, yield and nutritional content of plants, to alter the physical and mental development of animals, and therefore people, and it explains new discoveries about magnetism they have made which have been independently verified. One of their incredible discoveries was that North pole magnetism can literally slow aging and extend the lifespan of animals up to 50%! Their second book, The Magnetic Effect, focuses on the magnetic pole effects as they relate to natural health and medicine. The authors explain how they used magnets to eliminate, or greatly improve, many health dilemmas ranging from arthritis, to blood pressure, infections and even cancer. Prior to the publishing of the books, Davis and Rawls had already been in contact with doctors and scientists from around the world, some of whom assisted in reproducing their experiments, but now thousands of others were learning of their work and many visited the lab to further their knowledge. 

Shortly before Rawls met Davis, a doctor from Puerto Rico named Ralph Sierra had made his acquaintance in the late 1960's. Dr. Sierra had been referred to Davis by Dr. A.K. Bhattacharya, of India, with whom Davis had previously worked. Dr. Sierra was having some health problems when he came to see Roy. He, too, quickly became fascinated with Davis and his discoveries, and it wasn't long before he built his own laboratory in Puerto Rico to begin research in biomagnetics, collaborating with Davis and Rawls. Dr. Sierra was very active in clinical research in biomagnetism and in helping to spread knowledge of Davis and Rawls' discoveries in Latin America throughout the 1970's and early 80's, until he passed away in 1982.  

On the other side of the world, in Australia, a sports therapist named Kevin Dalton had been using magnets to assist athletes in recovering from injuries since the 1960's, which makes him one of the first, if not the first, to use magnets on injured  sportsmen. A friend of his, Dr. Yoshio Seki, of the Magna International Laboratory, in Tokyo, Japan, visited the Albert Roy Davis lab in 1975 and upon his return to Japan, he excitedly contacted Dalton to tell him about his experience. "They're fifty years ahead of everyone else in their research!", he exclaimed. Dalton began following the protocols developed by the lab and through his collaboration with Davis and Rawls, he started his own company, Biomagnetics Australia. He designed magnetic wraps for the athletes to use and even a few products for domestic pets and horses. Dalton established quite a following among athletes, both olympic and professional. Among the athletes he's worked with are five time Olympic kayaker, Dennis Green, Olympic swimmer, Max Metzer, and Ruth Frith and her daughter, former Olympian Helen Searle, both holders of World Records in track and field in several categories in the Veterans/Masters championships. He was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for sporting achievement by Queen Elizabeth II, in the year 2000. (Above: Dr. Sierra with Japanese scientists and industrialists at his lab)

Among the professionals who have endorsed their work are Buckminster Fuller, most known for inventing the geodesic dome, considered by many to be the strongest structure ever designed, Hans Selye, famous for his research on stress and its effects on physical health which he called the general adaptation sydrome (GAS), and Morris Tischler, inventor of the first solid-state pacemaker. Tischler even wrote a manual titled "Biomagnetics in Complementary Medicine", that is now in the curriculum of some colleges. Walter Rawls gave him some assistance with preparing experiments, editing and suggestions of material used in the manual. In 1976 Davis and Rawls were nominated for a Nobel Prize in medical physics.

Over the years since Davis' passing in 1984, Walter Rawls has carried the research forward, developed new patents, and obtained additional verification of their work. In the September 1990 issue of the Journal of the National Medical Association, Volume 82, Number 9, a series of experiments was reported on in an article titled "Evolving Perspectives on the Exposure Risks from Magnetic Fields", that once again confirmed the two separate magnetic pole effects discovered by Davis and Rawls. "In an attempt to verify the effects of magnetic fields on cancer, an experiment was performed using human lung carcinoma cells (A-549). The results indicated that a significant decrease in the growth of these cells occurred between 6 and 144 hours when placed in close proximity to the north field of a 3.5 kilogauss magnet (written Personal communication. Philip M. Lorio, February, 1988). This experiment verified the statement that different magnetic field polarities produce different effects: while one polarity produced a decrease in the growth curve, the opposite produced an increase (Figure 1)."

South pole magnetic energy is potentially very dangerous. It increases growth indiscriminately, so bacterial infections, germs and even cancer can be stimulated to grow by South pole magnetism. This energy is not only emitted from biomagnets, it is present in our everyday environment. Our electrical system uses alternating current (AC) electricity. In the United States the electrical frequency used is 60 cycles per second (CPS), that means 30 CPS of North pole magnetism and 30 CPS of South pole magnetism is being radiated by powerlines, electrical wiring in homes, kitchen appliances, automobiles, etc. Pulsing AC energies are also emitted from radio power stations, cell phones, radar antennas and other sources as well. You might want to check your own telephone to see if the South pole of the receiver magnet is facing toward your brain while in use.  We've checked many telephones and headphones with a magnetometer that distinguishes between the two poles, and most have South pole magnetic energy facing toward the user! These energies are all around us. The danger is  evident. There are ways to shield the harmful South pole energies (another patent developed by Davis and Rawls) to prevent excessive exposure in our environment, but the different effects of the two poles are seemingly not understood by manufacturers therefore they are not taken into consideration when these items are designed. North pole energy can help to cancel out the effects of these harmful energies. (Above, left: A few devices designed and built by Davis and Rawls)

More recently Biomagnetics Systems (part of Biomagnetics International, Inc., Rawls' company), has developed a technology utilizing magnetic fields to enhance the effectiveness of a process called bioremediation. Bioremediation is the use of biological organisms, for example microbes, fungi and enzymes, to solve an environmental problem such as contaminated soil or groundwater. It has shown some success in the past, but it can be time-consuming, and it doesn't always work. Contaminated sites often contain a number of different toxins which necessitates different procedures be performed to eliminate them. The costs involved can be substantial as well. Today there are thousands of these contaminated sites all around the world, and though vast sums of money have been allocated for their cleaning, most have yet to be touched. Adding further obstacles to the already significant problems is the fact that many companies in the field of environmental clean up have gone bankrupt.
 
(Below: North pole radishes on left, unmagnetized on right) 

Considering that South pole magnetic fields increase growth, if these microorganisms that consume toxic waste were exposed to it, would it increase their growth too? Yes. The March, 1993 issue of Environment Today magazine, reported on the magnetically enhanced bioremediation process, and here's what they wrote: "The new technology was field tested by Environmental Management Services Inc., of New Jersey, during a biodegradation project at a coal tar site. There, the levels of carcinogen fell during a five month period by more than 24%, surpassing projections by 144% and taking only 40% of  time expected. Further studies show positively charged energies speed the fermentation process used in manufacturing pharmaceuticals and developing alcohol, dairy and agricultural products. Studies will also examine the effects of magnetic energy on the human aging process and how negatively charged magnetic energy affects cancerous cell growth."

Would you be surprised at this point to learn that unipolar bioremediation, or biomagnetic bioremediation, has been officially endorsed by the United Nations as the method of choice? The 1995 Summer edition of the UN's UNEP-IETC Newsletter noted in regards to unipolar bioremediation, that "it causes bacteria and other microorganisms to perform much faster than they would under normal conditions." 
 
UN officials in meetings in Nairobi and Amsterdam distributed bulletins that noted: "According to laboratory and field tests, it (Unipolar Bioremediation) is far more complete than the alternatives, such as incineration or carting toxic wastes to proper disposal sites...Because of its speed, smaller space requirements, and flexibility, this revolutionary technology can be applied to land farming and in site cleanups, eliminating the liability associated with hauling toxic wastes." Inexplicably, the United Nations has yet to provide the funding to put this superior system into use.
 
(Below: A seed magnetizer prototype, one of the inventions of Davis and Rawls)

As Davis and Rawls put it, the discovery of the two separate energies of magnetism "touches on all fields of human knowledge." We believe the more informed the public is regarding the apparent unlimited potential of this Science, the sooner we will begin to see inventions resulting from their research in use in our everyday environment, and the sooner we will all be in a position to reap the near miraculous rewards it has to offer.