The doctor who made it rain

Clark, T.
September 1989
Yankee;Sep89, Vol. 53 Issue 9, p72
Recounts the experiments and studies of Wilhelm Reich, an Austrian psychiatrist who had studied with Freud in the 1920s and moved to Maine in the 1950s. Discusses Reich's studies of orgone energy and cloud busting and how he tried to use a cloud buster to end a 1953 drought. Other theories; FBI and Food and Drug Administration investigations of his work; Troubles with the law.


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