Edward Leedskalnin had advanced tuberculosis and was told he wouldn't live. He claims he used magnets to cure himself.
For the record: I do not believe levers and pulleys have anything to do with this.
Telegraph: Tiny magnets used to seek out and destroy cancer cells.
Just a few decades ago, it was the stuff of science fiction: tiny devices injected into the blood stream that can seek out and destroy cancer cells.
But now scientists believe techniques dreamt up in films such as the 1960s classic Fantastic Voyage and its remake Inner Space, could be viable within a decade.
Researchers have developed tiny magnets that can be attached to anti-body cells or stem cells that are programmed to seek out tumours in the body.
They then piggy-back their way through the blood stream before clumping themselves around the malignant tumour.
Another magnet outside the body is then used to heat them up and destroy the cancer cells.
The researchers said the fatal heating process works similarly to a microwave oven, but the temperature rises involved are much smaller (below 9 F) and the patient is unlikely to feel any pain.
British researchers have already successfully used the technique in animals and believe it could be available for use in humans within 10 years.