orgone box

/awr"gohn/
a cabinetlike device constructed of layers of wood and other materials, as tin, claimed by its inventor, Wilhelm Reich, to restore orgone energy to persons sitting in it, thereby aiding in the cure of impotence, cancer, the common cold, etc. Also called orgone-energy accumulator /awr"gohn en'euhr jee/.
[1940-45; prob. ORG(ANISM) + -ONE]

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