IUMAB brief history
In the past, a number of associations have been formed by enthusiastic individuals to bring together the scientists involved into research in bio-electrography. After the demise of the International Kirlian Research Association (IKRA) which had been active in the 1970′s, Douglas Dean and Bernard Grad were two of those who felt the necessity of a new effort and made the formation of the International Union of Medical & Applied Bioelectrography (IUMAB) possible.
The Union was formed in 1978 with the object of
v establishing the validity and scientific status of Bioelectrography by thorough research
v to bring together all the persons concerned with the various aspects of Bioelectrography and facilitate the exchange of opinions and experience
v to undertake, organize and facilitate the study of Bioelectrography in strict scientific protocols, especially where applied to aspects of health
v to establish a training and research center in the field and to publish a journal.
The establishment of the Bioelectrography Research Laboratory” at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) at Pondicherry, India, by the efforts of gynecologists Professor Rajaram Pagadala and Dr. Ramesh Singh Chouhan with funding from the Indian Council for Medical Research soon formed the necessary platform, and a number of promising results from this laboratory, indicating that Bioelectrography can be used as a mass screening procedure for the early detection of cancer and in the timing of ovulation, gave the field some new impetus.
Shortly after the announcement of its foundation, support came from scientists of diverse countries and professional backgrounds. Among them well known researchers from the pioneering times of bioelectrography, such as physicist Viktor Adamenko (formerly USSR, now Greece), psychologist Stanley Krippner (USA), psychiatrist Vittoria Manganas (Greece), Ion Florin Dumitrescu (formerly Rumania, presently in France), and Peter Mandel (Germany), developer of the most successful method of interpreting bioelectrographic images so far. Six months later, the IUMAB organized the first International Seminar and Workshop on this subject in India. Up to the present date, the IUMAB has organized another five International Conferences on Bio-Electrography. On the last fifth International Conference in Curitiba, Brazil among the speakers were physicist Dr. Konstantin Korotkov (Russia), inventor of the most advanced GDV Camera research unit which consist from GDV Camera capture device and sophisticated software for reading and evaluating Kirlian images of bio and non-bio objects; Dr. Pavel Bundzen (Russia), Prof. Lars-Eric Unestal (Sweden), Prof. Newton Milhomens (Brazil), Dr. Auri Silveira Silva (Brazil), Dr. Joston Miguel Silva (Brazil), Dr. Manoel A. Sperb Bacellar (Brazil).