de la Warr, George

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(1904-1969) UK pioneer of a controversial alternative healing therapy involving "radionics" devices. He is best known in sf circles for his Pseudoscientific "Hieronymus machine" which enthralled John W Campbell Jr in the 1950s. This supposed Psionics machine had an elusive tactile output (the varying stickiness of a rubber pad) which was generally regarded as too subjective to be meaningful. With Langston Day he wrote two nonfiction books about his radionics research and inventions, New Worlds Beyond the Atom (1956) and Matter in the Making (1966). [DRL]

George Walter De La Warr

born Southwick, Sussex: 1904

died Oxford, Oxfordshire: 31 March 1969



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