It sounds like nonsense. Very likely he would never been enable to tell two rolls apart which were shot identical and processed differently. It is processing with mystification in mind. Not fogging
If it is panchromatic film how would he inspect the development process? Using IR?
BTW it sounds more like continous agitation which is not recommended for BW. Although is only dipped briefly and the developer flows along the film. Highly risky because of the stripes which may form.
Not the same but Andreas Feininger used to laugh his balls off reading about all this earlier Ansel Adams invented mystique in image forming.
And then later Ansel Adams thought it quite OK to distribute images digitally reproduced on screen or in print. So much for the need of special handlings.
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