Historical Recall of the
Bernard Sudan, France and Switzerland
The Human Basophil Degranulation Test (HBDT) of
Benveniste was used to demonstrate a biological
activity at high dilutions in « Nature, June 30, 1988 »
The Human Basophil Degranulation
Test (HBDT) of Benveniste was
widely used for diagnostic purposes
over the world in allergology since
(in Encyclopedia Britannica)
“Benveniste’s work was his hypothesis (first
published in the journal Nature in 1988) that when
dissolved in water, a substance acts like a template,
altering the electromagnetic properties of the water.
In subsequent dilutions these properties would be
transferred to newly added water; the water would
thus retain a “memory” of the substance dissolved in
the initial solution”
Editorial reservation in Nature 1988: an unfair method to
discreditate the research of Jacques Benveniste !
« There is no physical basis for such an activity » …John Maddox
Unique in the history of research publications !
« I assume that you used the standard version of Benveniste’s
test in your work, the value of which is not disputed » !
« I assume that you used the standard version of
Benveniste’s test in your work, the value of which is
not disputed » ! = a non sense and fatal mistake !
Jacques Benveniste et l'erreur fatale de
John Maddox, éditeur de Nature...
•20 DÉC. 2013 PAR BERNARD SUDAN BLOG : LE BLOG DE BERNARD SUDAN
The causes of editorial reservation and
discreditation…for research on high dilutions of
Jacques Benveniste 192 years after first observations
of Samuel Hahnemann…:
• Digital biology as a new treatment at a low cost and without
side-effects = THE FUTURE
• The lobby of pharmaceutical industry has developed drugs
for business but with a lot of side-effects and deaths (i.e.
Vioxx, Mediator, Depakine) = THE REALITY
• Biotechnology research has no effective results and
applications ! (i.e. Telethon) = THE REALITY
• Human genome decrypted did no bring any advance for
human therapies ! = THE REALITY
Editorial reservation in Allergie et Immunologie 1978: an unfair
method to discreditate the research of Bernard Sudan for
« Nicotine as a hapten in passive smoking » !
“We can avoid building a house of cards that will collapse in
the wind of common sense”
The causes of editorial reservation and
discreditation…for research of Bernard Sudan on
Nicotine as a hapten in passive smoking and the so-
called seborrheic dermatitis since 1887:
• Before my publication in 1978, nicotine couldn’t
be a hapten ! But after my publication nicotine was
a hapten for vaccine, patch-tests, chewing-gums
and sprays : a good business for pharmaceutical
industry but without results, no double-blind
studies and no editorial reservation !
• Research confirmed by A.L. de Weck and S.Lehrer
• Widely use of topical corticoids after consultations
of dermatologists… (3 – 5 % of population)
• A simple and inexpensive solution: dead sea salts !
Samuel Hahnemann : Homeopathy 1796
And after 192 years…!
Jacques Benveniste : Digital biology 1988
(Human basophil degranulation test, isolated guinea pig
heart, transatlantic transfert)
Paul G. Unna : « Seborrheic dermatitis » 1887
And after 91 years…!
Bernard Sudan: Hapten nicotine dermatitis 1978
(Human basophil degranulation test, intra-cutaneous test,
specific IgE antibodies, Passive cutaneous anaphylaxis)
Nature and the corrrespondence
of Jacques Benveniste
• The opponents of Jacques Benveniste are under the influence
of the pharmaceutical industry: Jean-Marie Lehn was later in
board of Ciba, Basel, Switzerland
• Not a single experiment in biology is reproducible at 100%
• So-called experiments has been organized to discredit reality
(i.e. Hirst, Metzger with their own tests…not as sensitive as
• The electromagnetic environment was not taked into account
(see precautions of Luc Montagnier, France 5 télévision, 2014)
• Opponents did not apply double-blind placebo-controlled
experiments to themselves : i.e. Abelin Th.et al. the Lancet 1989
and Letter to the Editor (Sudan BJL) : « Transdermal nicotine
and placebo ». Their « placebo » contained 1 mg nicotine !
• We are faced to a censorship of the reality and to a new
• 1978: Basophil degranulation test as « Baso-Kit »
(Jacques Benveniste) , Stallergènes, Paris
Clin Allergy. 1984 Nov;14(6):571-9.
Evaluation of the human basophil degranulation test using
the commercially available Baso-kit as a test of immediate-
type hypersensitivity in hay-fever sufferers.
Yeung Laiwah AC, Patel KR, Seenan AK, Galloway
E, McCulloch W.
• 2018: Basophil degranulation test as « Baso Test Kit »
San Diego, Ca, USA
Baso Test Kit - Allele Biotechnology
Reagent kit for the quantitative determination of the degranulation of
basophilic granulocytes in heparinized human whole blood.