by Steven M. Rachlin, M.D. & Harvey Rachlin
In 1920, a Parsee Indian named Dinshah P. Ghadiali introduced (in New York City) a new healing science that he spent decades researching. Dinshah (as he was known) believed he had perfected a method to cure many human ailments/diseases and demonstrated his work to medical doctors and health professionals. It was based on principles of light and color, and because it seemed so far-fetched, health professionals were reluctant at first to investigate it. But over time, word about its efficacy got around and hundreds of doctors and other health professionals came to use it in their practices with astonishingly successful results—often on patients that conventional medicine could not help. They reported the successful treatment of cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, tuberculosis, rheumatism, arthritis, asthma and numerous other diseases.
Within five years of introducing Spectro-Chrome, Dinshah had trained (by his estimation), some 2,000 health professionals and laypersons. Adherents to this science wrote numerous case histories of sufferers treated with it. Dinshah published thousands of these in his monthly journal. Some physicians stated that Spectro-Chrome worked so well that reporting case histories was redundant. Spectro-Chrome received unanimous praise from its myriad users.
For many years, Dinshah constantly challenged the American Medical Association to investigate his methods. He offered that if Spectro-Chrome was proven effective, he would donate his patents to the U.S. Government for the benefit of mankind; if proven ineffective he would leave the U.S. and never return. The challenge was never accepted. Instead, he was constantly brought to court. In one trial Dinshah was accused of grand larceny and in others he was accused of practicing medicine without a license; many of his trials received national media attention.
Whether he was right or wrong with his science, Dinshah’s journey into the mainstream world of health care with his unconventional form of healing (fervently followed by legions of physicians all over America) is an exciting, controversial and unforgettable story. If you’d like to read about it, look for our new book from Amsterdam Publishers entitled Color War: Dinshah P. Ghadiali’s Battle with the Medical Establishment over his Revolutionary Light-Healing Science.