I was extracting information on "Neill," husband of Cindy Russell for a foundation database, when I ran across references to the controversial Dr. Jerome Canady. Neill posted on these boards from 10/31/07 - 11/27/07 and on his own web site. According to him, Dr. Canady used his invention, the Plasma Beam Catheter to remove every vestige of cancerous tumor at the cellular level that had been wrapped around the arteries and veins of Cindy's liver. Doctors from John Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, and Pittsburg UPMC had said she was inoperable and gave her no more than 6 months to live. The case was reported on television news. Cindy passed away on 16 Nov 2009, having survived 2.35 years since her surgery and 2.69 years since her diagnosis, well over her 6 month expectation.
Dr. Canady presently is associated with the Canady Surgical Group in Washington, DC. He refers to his invention now as a Plasma Surgical Scapel, with scalpel spelled scapel. I couldn't find any other information on this device by Googling. However, there is information on a device with a similar name and similar purpose, the Micor-Plasma Surgical Scalpel, which is discussed in a NASA Tech Brief for 11/1/11 and in more detail at:
http://contest.techbriefs.com/component … ticle/1650
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