OXIDIZING THE BLOOD THROUGH THE AGENCY OF ELECTRIFICATION
IN THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE
ELECTRO-THERAPEUTIC GUIDE, 1912
HOMER CLARK BENNETT, M.D.
PURE BLOOD MEANS GOOD HEALTH - OZOL GAS MAKES PURE BLOOD
The range of applicability of electrification in the treatment of disease becomes broader and broader as time passes.
Wherever electrification is used, directly or indirectly, for the cure of disease,it is to be ranked as an electro-therapeutic
agent. Any product of electrification that is used chemically must be classed with electro-therapeutics. A product of electrification,
known as Ozol, by virtue of its merits, is now creating considerable interest in the medical world. The apparatus used in
creating Ozol consists of an electrical ozonizer,
operated by an alternating mode of high potential power - about twenty thousand volts - but the volume of mode used is
very small, being less than two amperes.
When the machine is in operation, a decided purple glow is to be seen in the ozonizers, and as the air is driven
through the electrical discharge, there is a liberation of ozone. A pressure blower is connected directly to a motor, and
after the liberation of nascent ozone it passes through the crescent shaped tube, partially filled with a mixture of Pinus
oils. Here the ozone and oils forms a new chemical compound, which has been given the name of "OZOL".
The identity of the ozone is lost in forming this new compound, both as to its irritating properties and odor and
also chemical reaction. In producing Ozol, none of the antiseptic or blood-building powers of the ozone are lost. These powers
are increased to a marked degree
through the agency of the terpenes. Ozol contains no ozone in its free state. While free ozone is a powerful oxidizing
agent, those who have experimented with it find that it is too irritating to the respiratory organs to be practical,
making it impossible to use sufficient of it to oxidize the blood to any great degree.
The new compound gas is very agreeable to the sense of smell and the ozone is so disguised as to be unrecognizable
in the product, Ozol. The pungency is so modified as to enable persons to inhale a ten times greater quantity of the new compound
than it would be possible to take of the free ozone. Consequently, Ozol has ten times greater oxidizing powers than ozone.
Oxidizing the blood has greater significance in the treatment of disease than the average physician is prepared to
believe. In recalling our lessons in Physiology, we are reminded that the normal temperature of the body is produced, and
maintained, by the action of the oxygen we breathe upon the fluids of the body, causing combustion. Then, it is natural to
conclude that persons, who
have a sub-normal temperature, carry on an insufficient amount of combustion. We have learned empirically that fresh air
treatment is a great benefit to run-down persons, but just why such great benefits are to be derived, we have failed to give
As soon as oxidation to a part is diminished, that part begins to die, and becomes a suitable
field of infection. While much time and energy has been expended in obtaining the active principles of drugs for
therapeutic purposes, but little thought has been given, heretofore, to ways and means of rendering the air more active
for us as a curative agent. Heretofore, the world has been content to use air as Nature made it.
The late Dr. William D. Neel., of Chicago, rendered the profession a great service in inventing
this active oxidizing agent. This gas is taken directly into the circulation, by inhalation, and produces
wonderful effects upon the blood, by increasing the red corpuscles and hemoglobin, and through its
influence the quality of the blood is very much improved. Its action upon the Vaso-Motor Nervous
System causes all the organs to perform their functions better. As organic lesions owe their existence to functional
perversion, this treatment has a wide field
I have, for some time past, been using the ozol method and have had it under close observation, and must say frankly
that it produces wonderful results. Almost every form of functional disorder can be treated successfully by it, and it differs
from the usual form of drugging, in that its effects are perfectly natural, the nerves being left calmed and pacific, while
the muscular system
takes on a feeling of buoyance and exhilaration.
It differs from other nerve sedatives, in that it neither checks the secretions, nor depresses the
Vaso-Motor action. It is very effective in eliminating waste products by all the channels. It increases
the appetite and causes natural movement of the bowels, and its effect upon the kidneys is shown in
the clearing up of deposits and re-establishing normal specific gravity.
Nervous tension, due to cerebral congestion, with restlessness, insomnia and melancholia, is
effectually overcome. It establishes a permanency of vigor, and the nerve-wrecked or care-worn
persons are made to realize its influence in an incredibly short time. I have witnessed the most phenomenal and unbelievable
results from the inhalations of Ozol in
the treatment of syphillis. Menstrual disorders of a functional nature yield to its influence promptly.
I will admit that I was not prepared to believe that so many persons suffer from disease, due to
under-oxidation of the blood, as is evidenced by sub-normal temperature, until I begin to make observations with my thermometer.
Neither was I prepared to believe that any agency could act so promptly in establishing a normal temperature, and upon re-establishing
a normal temperature, that functional derangements would disappear so quickly.
The conditions that I would mention especially, as being most amenable to this treatment, are such as neurasthenia,
melancholia, insomnia, anemia, asthma, hay-fever, bronchitis, early stages of pulmonary consumption, dyspepsia, constipation,
headaches, inactive liver or kidneys, menstrual disorders, and syphillis in any stage, and I would say that it is a most valuable
adjunct to surgical,electrical and other procedures, for the relief or cure of organic diseases.
This method is most rational. It appeals to both the physician and the patient, and the results produced are almost
invariably satisfactory, especially if the disease has not reached a condition of organic disintegration.
I would suggest that the clinical thermometer be used more freely for the purpose of ascertaining the prevalence
of sub-normal temperature, then to study what relation sub-normal temperature bears to functional diseases. As it has been
a revelation to me, so will it be to others.
I submit the question of under-oxidation, with reference to its relation to disease; more particularly those which
have a tendency to chronicity.