Water as an information carrier Principles, medicinal and physical effects

Dipl. Ing. Dr. techn. Horst Felsch, Chemist, A 6391 Fieberbrunn, Austria
The title immediately raises a number of questions:

how can water store information?
what special molecular structure enables it do this?
does water occupy an exceptional position in nature?
why is water essential for all biological life?

If a patient wants to have his small intestine medically examined, then there are basically two methods: in the endoscopic method a flexible probe with a small camera on the end is introduced into the evacuated intestine. The doctor can find out about the state of the intestine directly by looking at a screen.
In the slightly older method, that of radiological examination, it was necessary for the patient to swallow a contrast medium, usually a barium sulphate suspension.
This suspension was made by stirring a certain quantity of solid barium sulphate into water and the patient drank 1 litre or more of this mixture. Radiological filming the...

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