“You may have heard many of the numerous and elaborate lies circulated about Dr. Ruth Drown. Let me tell you the truth.” – Trevor James Constable
One version of the story is this: Ruth B. Drown invented a new kind of miracle. The miracle was called a “Radio Therapeutic Instrument.” With her invention, Dr. Drown, using only a dried drop of a patient’s blood on a piece of blotter paper, could accurately diagnose any and all diseases afflicting the patient, including cancer. What is more, Dr. Drown could then cure the patient without the need of radiation, drugs, surgery or a hospital. Sick and dying people flocked to her laboratory in Hollywood, California, where they expected to be healed.
Another version of the story is this: Ruth B. Drown was the single greatest female flim-flam artist in the history of medicine. She deceived thousands of patients, by the bye killing some of them, and made millions of dollars all while thumbing her nose at the American Medical Association.