Writing to the well-respected medical journal The Lancet in 1855, a “Dr. A. Allison” of London, England suggested his colleagues investigate the therapeutic effects of lightning. His letter was inspired after a patient’s lip cancer miraculously went into remission. The doctor believed the cure was related to the fact the farmer had been struck by lightning while plowing his land. The doctor believed “frictional electricity” might “disperse” cancer cells, thus impeding growth. Today, some alternative and complementary health providers promote electromagnetic therapy to treat cancer, but there is no scientific evidence behind the treatment according to the Canadian Cancer Society.