ARTEC Laboratory

Dr Murzeau in the ARTEC Laboratory

Since fifteen years this laboratory gathers in an independent associative structure some academic physicians, engineers, technicians, sharing an original vision of the working of PRIORE s'devices. Specialists from different horizons bring their expertise for conception and realization of research apparatus.

The entirely self funding allow a full independence. In this "melting pot" anyone can work without any intellectual conformism.

 1 - the beginnings

There is an "juridical and financial imbroglio " and dangerous rivalries existing between the various actors whose interests are not the same. It is the sharp conflicts of people wounded in their self-esteem. All ruminate the bitterness of a failure and reject each other the responsibility.

The apparatus is out of order, laying at the widow 's home. She refuses the access of the laboratory. The property of this apparatus is claimed - at least for the last machine - by Leroy- Somer inc., the firm wich funded it.

The firm wishes to recover its funds (more than ten millions of francs - 1,5 millions dollards - were invested in the " machine " of which it provided the main composants) and solicit an important subsidy from state governement.

The governement that had partially funded want to say its word. ...and don't forget some Italian wife and a progeny whom the inventor in his epic had forgotten ".

It exists very contradictory relations between Pr. Pautrizel and industrial, physicists of the Faculty of Bordeaux, the widow who refuses any cooperation. Isolated, without real means (his research unit being suppressed) Pautrizel is impotent. He want to play a role, so he balks to distribute the abundant documentation of which hearranges and cause in vain the creation of associations and petitions asking to the minister for the resumption of researches.

 2 - the investigation

In a first phase we try to unite these dispersed strengths. Vanishly! Antagonisms are too strongs.

Dr: Murzeau: " We decide to undertake a large investigation to gather a complete file on " L' affaire Priore" for convincing whoever would wish to take the experimentation then... This enormous work required three years of compilation, spoliation and survey of a document mass, to expose Priore s' effects in a comprehensive manner, essentially based on the scientific results.

To facilitate the work of a possible candidate, we have studied the réalisation of a simple equipment to demonstrate with reliable and reproducible manner the double Priore effect. In case of success it won't lack demands to develop biggest machines .

The technological complexity of the last monsters completely mask their basis s'principles . Rather than promoting the construction of a big device, we especially take interests to the first successes gotten in years 50. Curiously, this period has been disregarded completely by all those that take interest to "the Priore s' effects. And yet the crop is exceptional !

In this time (since 1948) Priore gets some very substantial results with a very modest recuperation equipment : the device holds on a small table ! The studying of common features of the sophisticated apparatus that the inventor is going to make evolve during the ten following years is very instructive.


We interwiewed his intimates, his first compagnons, the craftsmen of the beginning, etc... All modest, admiring Priore to which he didn't make a shade, they have shared good and bad moments. These particularly precious testimonies confirm the simplicity of the basic process (" it is so simple that " they " will never " find he said) .Simple process but delicate application and that will be it more and more with the increase of the device strength.

Second point : the incredible poverty of Priore s' scientific culture.

Certainly it was an excellent technician capable to execute the complex installations radio but we stays stunned of the elementary questions of which he overwhelmed specialists and engeeners. This theoretical desert often drags him in unlikely confusions of terms between properties of the electric, magnetic field, ions, electrons, X. Rays, ... Its hypotheses did not result of scientific calculations. He only tried to build a theory for his mysterious discovery.

Third element : the indigence of the material of which he used.

Certainly it was an excellent technician capable to execute the complex installations radio but we stays stunned of the elementary questions of which he overwhelmed specialists and engeeners. This theoretical desert often drags him in unlikely confusions of terms between properties of the electric, magnetic field, ions, electrons, X. Rays, ... Its hypotheses did not result of scientific calculations. He only tried to build a theory for his mysterious discovery.

The lost document

A suitcase belonging to Dr Fournier MD, one among the first Priore s' mate was exhumed from the attic of a notary. Maurice Fournier experimented with Priore since the first hour and thrown scientific bases of the effects. Its content was very, very instructive. We found numerous notes about the working and the biologic hypotheses, and an adherence to Rose-Croix, sect with smoky theories to which Priore had been initiated. It illuminates some "vibratory aspects" of his raving theories.

Dr. Berlureau, a veterinary who came later consigned a lot of elements. Not essentially about theory but concerning the abundant and original documents retracing the main points of the experiences.

Numerous other various source documents are gathered as well as a precise data list of hundred experiences achieved all along this adventure.

Theories of Priore concern the internal working, the mechanism of his devices and the manner to improve them. As absurd as they are, they inform on the method that he applied.

The survey of these sources, comparison with other electrotherapy methods in the century (lakhovsky) but also analysis of failures of different tentatives to replicate Priore s' devices finally leaded clearing the features of this enigma. This tedious work is essential to avoid enormous mistakes of interpretation and misunderstanding about Priore s' theory and apparatus. Failure of some of the best french university teams is a good illustration of this fact . ,

NB. : in the same way some time later, the Aquitaine District will confide to a team of good physicist and very high Parisian scientific the studies and realisation of some Priore big apparatus in the setting of Bordeaux University. Result : an enormous failure in spite of the importance of means and funding they used.

 3 - The ARTEC laboratory

First, about 1985, to complete the studying of the apparatus we undertaked the construction of an equipment regrouping the main functions of Priore s'machines according to previous studies synthesis. The general purpose was the improvement of understanding the role of such or such component.

Needing to conceive pieces (in particular the plasma tube), special installations, and managing in harmony some unaccustomed energy sources leads in the steps of Priore. This was an incitation to go further with the construction.

Progressively we builded a consequent device associating radio-waves, radar, magnetic field, plasma-tube, etc. As it go along in the advancement some principles of working appeared more clear and it was obvious that the conception of the device doesn't permit to produce a good Priore effect. Remember in 1985 it was only conceived and realised as a material for survey.

Thus, the first period came to an end. The investigation being done thoroughly, the documents being compiled, the technical part being clarified, no candidate accepted to resume the undertaking. The association, toounwieldy to keep going, was left dormant. For ten years, the study of documents, the deepening of our knowledge, further research and the follow-up of recent works did not slaken.


In 1997, there came the revival.

The decision to resume the experiments based on the previously acquired results, was made during a conference in Grenoble in 1997. A budget of 200,000 dollars over a 4- years period, was allocated from Dr Murzeau personal funds to finance the laboratory and incidental expenses.

The new device, built around an original tube, sticks much closer to Priore's principles without being, however a medically usable set-up. The aim as remained unchanged : building a simple set-up capable of showing the Priore effect, beyond dispute.

The main composant : the plasma tube

The terminal tube in the Faraday's cage

Lets emphasize again,as the project developed, we were able to increase our knowledge and gain from our past errors. At the moment, the device would be built in an even simpler and more efficient way.

However that may be, the aim we had in wiew had been achieved, that is to say the understanding of the reason and mechanism for A. Priore's devices, and thence, and for the first time, the possibility of designing devices and elaborating experimental procedures based on strong reasoning. These are the conclusions we put forward in the chapter "building the devices".

We have, nonetheless, experimented on two types of induced tumors, wich were particularly aggressive since they killed the mice within three weeks. In the first case, we dealt with colon cancers grafted under the skin : it was a failure. In the second case, we studied spontaneous lymphosarcomas, in their final stage, developped by SJL mices ' type. The mices were irradiated for 90 minutes per day, for 20 days, starting from the second day after the graft. The duration of the daily exposure was obviously too short, but the experimental device was not meant to work for extended periods. Remember that A. Priore, who mastered this technique, used used to treat his subjects for up to ten hours a day !

Results : two months after stopping the treatment more than 80% of survivors, as opposed to less than 20% among the control subjects. The subcutaneous tumours, easily visible (being as big as a pigeon's egg) seemed quiescent but had not grown smaller. The animals' coat were glossy, and their appearance was much better than when we first got them.

We are convinced that, with a sturdier, even more suitable device, designed for a protracted treatment (at least six hours a day ), we could do very much better.

Why have we stopped experiments although the laboratory was still in working order ? First, such an experiment, outside an official laboratory, requires from everybody inordinate energy, wich incompatible with a long-term effort.

Then, we must remind you that the laboratoty has never received any public or other private funding than dr. Murzeau's gift. The financial burden is enormous. Lastly, as soon as the first results were released, definite dishonesty arose ; it came from numerous university members, who, to begin with, committed themselves but who, later, hesitated in proceeding with research wich they deemed likely to jeopardisze their scientific reputation.

Third, a battery of experimental cnstraints was suggested, ranging from the number of mices ( no fewer than a hundred for each experiment ! ) to the mesurements of temperature, noise level, etc. Obviously we did not know that cancer could be cure throught decibels !! In brief, we did not wish to devote our efforts, as A. Priore unfortunately had to, to complying with the demands of whose who had no desire to be convinced.

It doesn't matter. We have achieved our goal wich was first and foremost understanding A. Priore's principles, and thereby explaining all the different set-up that he had built.

It appears much more interesting to design new generation devices, intented for experiments and treatment. Therfore, we offer partner teams to collaborate with us on technical and experimental grounds, in order to find technical solutions that would be varied, simpler, more reliable and capable of being operational as soon as possible.

This is the "raison d'être" for this site !