Robert O. Becker, MD, was a pioneering researcher and leading expert in the field of biological electricity and regeneration. Twice nominated for the Nobel Prize, he was an orthopedic surgeon and a full professor at the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center, and at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport. He was the author of The Body Electric.
Becker explores the healing potential and adverse effects of electricity. Many alternative therapies attempt to tap the curative abilities of electromagnetism, and Becker thinks they are often effective modalities which do not have the dangerous side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and other mainstream medical procedures. On the opposite side of the coin, he reviews the potential dangers of electromagnetic fields from such sources as common household appliances, power lines, and computers--risks exhaustively exposed in Paul Brodeur's Currents of Death ( LJ 10/1/89). This accessible book is recommended for public libraries.-- Judith Eannarino, George Washington Univ. Lib., Washington, D.C.