Rife and the Cancer Cure That Worked!
by Barry Lynes
In the summer of 1934 in California, under the auspices of the
University of Southern California, a group of leading American
bacteriologists and doctors conducted one of the first successful
The results showed that:
cancer was caused by a
the micro-organism could be
painlessly destroyed in terminally ill cancer patients
the effects of the disease
could be reversed.
The technical discovery leading to the
cancer cure had been described in Science magazine in 1931. In the
decade following the 1934 clinical success, the technology and the
subsequent, successful treatment of cancer patients was discussed at
medical conferences, published in a medical journal, cautiously but
professionally reported in a major newspaper, and technically
explained in an annual report of the Smithsonian Institution.
However, the cancer cure threatened a number of scientists,
physicians, and financial interests. A cover-up was initiated.
Physicians using the new technology were coerced into abandoning it.
The author of the Smithsonian article was followed and then was shot
at while driving his car. He never wrote about the subject again.
All reports describing the cure were censored by the head of the AMA
(American Medical Association) from the major medical journals.
Objective scientific evaluation by
government laboratories was prevented. And renowned researchers who
sup-ported the technology and its new scientific principles in
bacteriology were scorned, ridiculed, and called liars to their
faces. Eventually, a long, dark silence lasting decades fell over
the cancer cure. In time, the cure was labeled a "myth"—it had never
However, documents now available prove
that the cure did exist, was tested successfully in clinical trials,
and in fact was used secretly for years afterwards—continuing to
cure cancer as well as other diseases.
BACTERIA AND VIRUSES
In nineteenth-century France, two giants of science collided. One of
them is now world-renowned—Louis Pasteur. The other, from whom
Pasteur stole many of his best ideas, is now essentially
One of the many areas in which Pasteur and Bechamp argued concerned
what is today known as pleomorphism—the occurrence of more than one
distinct form of an organism in a single life cycle. Bechamp
contended that bacteria could change forms. A rod-shaped bacterium
could become a spheroid, etc. Pasteur disagreed. In 1914, Madame
Victor Henri of the Pasteur Institute confirmed that Bechamp was
correct and Pasteur was wrong.
But Bechamp went much further in his argument for pleomorphism. He
contended that bacteria could "devolve" into smaller, unseen forms—
what he called microzyma. In other words, Bechamp developed—on the
basis of a lifetime of research—a theory that micro-organisms could
change their essential size as well as their shape, depending on the
state of health of the organism in which the micro-organism lived.
This directly contradicted what orthodox medical authorities have
believed for most of the twentieth century. Laboratory research in
recent years has provided confirmation for Bechamp's idea.
This seemingly esoteric scientific squabble had ramifications far
beyond academic institutions. The denial of pleomorphism was one of
the cornerstones of twentieth century medical research and cancer
treatment. An early twentieth century acceptance of pleomorphism
might have pre-vented millions of Americans from suffering and dying
In a paper presented to the New York Academy of Sciences in 1969,
Dr. Virginia Livingston and Dr. Eleanor Alexander-Jackson declared
that a single cancer micro-organism exists. They said that the
reason the army of cancer researchers couldn't find it was because
it changed form.
Livingston and Alexander-Jackson
The organism has remained an
unclassified mystery, due in part to its remarkable pleomorphism
and its simulation of other micro-organisms. Its various phases
may resemble viruses, micrococci, diptheroids, bacilli, and
THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
The American Medical Association was formed in 1846 but it wasn't
until 1901 that a reorganization enabled it to gain power over how
medicine was practiced throughout America. By becoming a
confederation of state medical associations and forcing doctors who
wanted to belong to their county medical society to join the state
association, the AMA soon in-creased its membership to include a
majority of physicians. Then, by accrediting medical schools, it
began determining the standards and practices of doctors. Those who
refused to conform lost their license to practice medicine.
Morris Fishbein was the virtual dictator of the AMA from the
mid-1920s until he was ousted on June 6,1949 at the AMA convention
in Atlantic City. But even after he was forced from his position of
power because of a revolt from several state delegations of doctors,
the policies he had set in motion continued on for many years. He
died in the early 1970s.
A few years after the funding of his successful cancer clinic of
1934, Dr. R. T. Hamer, who did not participate in the clinic,
began to use the procedure in Southern California. According to
Benjamin Cullen, who observed the entire development of the cancer
cure from idea to implementation, Fishbein found out and tried to
"buy in." When he was turned down, Fishbein unleashed the AMA to
destroy the cancer cure.
Dr. Hamer ran an average of forty cases a day through his place. He
had to hire two operators. He trained them and watched them very
closely. The case histories were mounting very fast. Among them was
this old man from Chicago. He had a malignancy all around his face
and neck. It was a gory mass. Just terrible. Just a red gory mass.
It had taken over all around his face. It had taken off one eyelid
at the bottom of the eye. It had taken off the bottom of the lower
lobe of the ear and had also gone into the cheek area, nose and
chin. He was a sight to behold.
But in six months all that was left was a little black spot on the
side of his face and the condition of that was such that it was
about to fall off. Now that man was 82 years of age. I never saw
anything like it. The delight of having a lovely clean skin again,
just like a baby's skin.
Well, he went back to Chicago. Naturally he couldn't keep still and
Fishbein heard about it. Fishbein called him in and the old man was
kind of reticent about telling him. So Fishbein wined and dined him
and finally learned about his cancer treatment by Dr. Hamer in the
San Diego clinic.
Soon a man from Los Angeles came down. He had several meetings with
us. Finally he took us out to dinner and broached the subject about
buying it. Well, we wouldn't do it. The renown was spreading and we
weren't even advertising. But of course what did it was the case
histories of Dr. Hamer. He said that this was the most marvelous
development of the age. His case histories were absolutely
Fishbein bribed a partner in the company. With the result we were
kicked into court for operating without a license. I was broke after
In 1939, under pressure from the local medical society, Dr.
R. T. Hamer abandoned the cure. He is not one of the heroes of this story.
Thus, within the few, short years from 1934 to 1939, the cure for
cancer was clinically demonstrated and expanded into curing other
diseases on a daily basis by other doctors, and then terminated when
Morris Fishbein of the AMA was not allowed to "buy in." It was a
practice he had developed into a cold art, but never again would
such a single mercenary deed doom millions of Americans to
premature, ugly deaths. It was the AMA's most shameful hour.
Another major institution which "staked its claim" in the virgin
territory of cancer research in the 1930-1950 period was Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Established in 1884 as
the first cancer hospital in America, Memorial Sloan-Kettering from
1940 to the mid-1950s was the centre of drug testing for the largest
Cornelius P. Rhoads, who had spent the 1930s at the Rockefeller
Institute, became the director at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in 1939.
He remained in that position until his death in 1959. Rhoads was the
head of the chemical warfare service from 1943-1945, and afterwards
became the nation's premier advocate of chemotherapy.
It was Dr. Rhoads who prevented Dr. Irene Diller from announcing the
discovery of the cancer micro-organism to the New York Academy of
Sciences in 1950. It also was Dr. Rhoads who arranged for the funds
for Dr. Caspe's New Jersey laboratory to be cancelled after she
announced the same discovery in Rome in 1953. An IRS investigation,
instigated by an unidentified, powerful New York cancer authority,
added to her misery, and the laboratory was closed.
Thus the major players on the cancer field are the doctors, the
private research institutions, the pharmaceutical companies, the
American Cancer Society, and also the U.S. government through the
National Cancer Institute (organizing research) and the Food and
Drug Administration (the dreaded FDA which keeps the outsiders on
the defensive through raids, legal harassment, and expensive testing
THE MAN WHO FOUND THE CURE FOR CANCER
In 1913, a man with a love for machines and a scientific curiosity,
arrived in San Diego after driving across the country from New York.
He had been born in Elkhorn, Nebraska, was 25 years old, and very
happily married. He was about to start a new life and open the way
to a science of health which will be honored far into the future.
His name was Royal Raymond Rife. Close friends, who loved his
gentleness and humility while being awed by his genius, called him
Royal R. Rife was fascinated by bacteriology, microscopes and
electronics. For the next seven years (including a mysterious period
in the Navy during World War I in which he traveled to Europe to
investigate foreign laboratories for the U.S. government), he
thought about and experimented in a variety of fields as well as
mastered the mechanical skills necessary to build instruments such
as the world had never imagined.
By the late 1920s, the first phase of his work was completed. He had
built his first microscope, one that broke the existing principles,
and he had constructed instruments which enabled him to
electronically destroy specific pathological micro-organisms.
Rife believed that the minuteness of the viruses made it impossible
to stain them with the existing acid or aniline dye stains. He'd
have to find another way. Somewhere along the way, he made an
intuitive leap often associated with the greatest scientific
discoveries. He conceived first the idea and then the method of
staining the virus with light. He began building a microscope which
would enable a frequency of light to coordinate with the chemical
constituents of the particle or micro-organism under observation.
Rife's second microscope was finished in 1929. In an article which
appeared in The Los Angeles Times Magazine on December 27,
1931, the existence of the light-staining method was reported to the
Bacilli may thus be studied by their
light, exactly as astronomers study moons, suns, and stars by
the light which comes from them through telescopes. The bacilli
studied are living ones, not corpses killed by stains.
Throughout most of this period, Rife
also had been seeking a way to identify and then destroy the
micro-organism which caused cancer. His cancer research began in
It would take him until 1932 to isolate
the responsible micro-organism which he later named simply the "BX
THE EARLY 1930s
In 1931, the two men who provided the greatest professional support
to Royal R. Rife came into his life. Dr. Arthur I. Kendall, Director
of Medical Research at Northwestern University Medical School in
Illinois, and Dr. Milbank Johnson, a member of the board of
directors at Pasadena Hospital in California and an influential
power in Los Angeles medical circles.
Dr. Kendall had invented a protein culture medium (called "K Medium"
after its inventor) which enabled the "filterable virus' portions of
a bacteria to be isolated and to continue reproducing. This claim
directly contradicted the Rockefeller Institute's Dr. Thomas Riven
who in 1926 had authoritatively stated that a virus Deeded a living
tissue for reproduction.
Rife, Kendall and others were to prove within a year that it was
possible to cultivate viruses artificially. Rivers, in his ignorance
and obstinacy, was responsible for suppressing one of the greatest
advances ever made in medical knowledge.
Kendall arrived in California in mid-November 1931 and Johnson
introduced him to Rife. Kendall brought his "K Medium" to Rife and
Rife brought his microscope to Kendall.
A typhoid germ was put in the "K Medium," triple-filtered through
the finest filter available, and the results examined under Rife's
microscope. Tiny, distinct bodies stained in a turquoise-blue light
were visible. The virus cultures grew in the "K Medium" and were
visible. The viruses could be "light"-stained and then classified
according to their own colors under Rife's unique microscope.
A later report which appeared in the Smithsonian's annual
publication gives a hint of the totally original microscopic
technology which enabled man to see a deadly virus-size
micro-organism in its live state for the first time (the electron
microscope of later years kills its specimens):
Then they were examined under the
Rife microscope where the filter-able virus form of typhoid
bacillus, emitting a blue spectrum color, caused the plane of
polarization to be deviated 4.8 degrees plus. When the opposite
angle of refraction was obtained by means of adjusting the
polarizing prisms to minus 4.8 degrees and the cultures of
viruses were illuminated by the monochromatic beams coordinated
with the chemical constituents of the typhoid bacillus, small,
oval, actively motile, bright turquoise-blue bodies were
observed at 5,000 times magnification, in high contrast to the
colorless and motionless debris of the medium. These tests were
repeated 18 times to verify the results.
Following the success, Dr. Milbank
Johnson quickly arranged a dinner in honor of the two men in order
that the discovery could be announced and discussed. More than 30 of
the most prominent medical doctors, pathologists, and
bacteriologists in Los Angeles attended this historic event on
November 20, 1931.
Among those in attendance were Dr. Alvin
G. Foord, who 20 years later would indicate he knew little about
Rife's discoveries, and Dr. George Dock who would serve on the
University of Southern California's Special Research Committee
overseeing the clinical work until he, too, would "go over" to the
On November 22, 1931, The Los Angeles Times reported this important
medical gathering and its scientific significance:
Scientific discoveries of the
greatest magnitude, including a discussion of the world's most
powerful microscope recently perfected after 14 years' effort by
Dr. Royal R. Rife of San Diego, were described Friday evening to
members of the medical profession, bacteriologists and
pathologists at a dinner given by Dr. Milbank Johnson in honor
of Dr. Rife and Dr. A. I. Kendall.
Before the gathering of distinguished
men, Dr. Kendall told of his researches in cultivating the typhoid
bacillus on his new "K Medium." The typhoid bacillus is
non-filterable and is large enough to be seen easily with
microscopes in general use. Through the use of "Medium K," Dr.
Kendall said, the organism is so altered that it cannot be seen with
ordinary microscopes and it becomes small enough to be
ultra-microscopic or filterable. It then can be changed back to the
microscopic or non-filterable form.
Through the use of Dr. Rife's powerful microscope, said to have a
visual power of magnification to 17,000 times, compared with 2,000
times of which the ordinary microscope is capable, Dr. Kendall said
he could see the typhoid bacilli in the filterable or formerly
invisible stage. It is probably the first time the minute filterable
(virus) organisms ever have been seen.
The strongest microscope now in use can magnify between 2,000 and
2,500 times. Dr. Rife, by an ingenious arrangement of lenses
applying an entirely new optical principle and by introducing double
quartz prisms and powerful illuminating lights, has devised a
microscope with a lowest magnification of 5,000 times and a maximum
working magnification of 17,000 times.
The new microscope, scientists predict, also will prove a
development of the first magnitude. Frankly dubious about the
perfection of a microscope which appears to transcend the limits set
by optic science, Dr. Johnson's guests expressed themselves as
delighted with the visual demonstration and heartily accorded both
Dr. Rife and Dr. Kendall a foremost place in the world's rank of
Five days later, The Los Angeles Times published a photo of Rife and
Kendall with the microscope. It was the first time a picture of the
super microscope had appeared in public. The headline read, "The
World's Most Powerful Microscope."
Meanwhile, Rife and Kendall had prepared an article for the December
1931 issue of California and Western Medicine. "Observations on
Bacillus Typhosus in its Filtrable State" described what Rife and
Kendall had done and seen. The journal was the official publication
of the state medical associations of California, Nevada and Utah.
The prestigious Science magazine then
carried an article which alerted the scientific community of the
entire nation. The December 11, 1931 Science News supplement
included a section titled, "Filterable Bodies Seen With The Rife
Microscope." The article described Kendall's filter-able medium
culture, the turquoise-blue bodies which were the filtered out of
the typhoid bacillus, and Rife's microscope.
It included the following description:
The light used with Dr. Rite's
microscope is polarized, that is, it is passing through crystals
that stop all rays except those vibrating in one particular
plane. By means of a double reflecting prism built into the
instrument, it is possible to turn this plane of vibration in
any desired direction, controlling the illumination of the
minute objects in the field very exactly.
On December 27, 1931, The Los Angeles
Times reported that Rife had demonstrated the microscope at a
meeting of 250 scientists.
The article explained:
This is a new kind of magnifier, and
the laws governing microscopes may not apply to it... Dr. Rife
has developed an instrument that may revolutionize laboratory
methods and enable bacteriologists like Dr. Kendall, to identify
the germs that produce about 50 diseases whose causes are
Soon Kendall was invited to speak before
the Association of American Physicians. The presentation occurred
May 3 and 4, 1932 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. And
there Dr. Thomas Rivers and Hans Zinsser, two highly influential
medical men, stopped the scientific process. Their opposition meant
that the development of Rife's discoveries would be slowed.
Professional microbiologists would be cautious in even conceding the
possibility that Rife and Kendall might have broken new ground. The
depression was at its worst. The Rockefeller Institute was not only
a source of funding but powerful in the corridors of professional
recognition. A great crime resulted because of the uninformed, cruel
and unscientific actions of Rivers and Zinsser.
The momentum was slowed at the moment when Rife's discoveries could
have "broken out" and triggered a chain reaction of research,
clinical treatment and the beginnings of an entirely new health
system. By the end of 1932, Rife could destroy the typhus bacteria,
the polio virus, the herpes virus, the cancer virus and other
viruses in a culture and in experimental animals. Human treatment
was only a step away.
The opposition of Rivers and Zinsser in 1932 had a devastating
impact on the history of twentieth century medicine. (Zinsser's
Bacteriology, in an updated version, is still a standard textbook.)
Unfortunately, there were few esteemed bacteriologists who were not
frightened or awed by Rivers.
But there were two exceptions to this generally unheroic crowd.
Christopher Bird's article, "What Has Become Of The Rife
Microscope?" which appeared in the March 1976 New Age Journal,
In the midst of the venom and
acerbity the only colleague to come to Kendall's aid was the
grand old man of bacteriology, and first teacher of the subject
in the United States, Dr. William H. "Popsy" Welch, who
evidently looked upon Kendall's work with some regard.
Welch was the foremost pathologist in
America at one time. The medical library at Johns Hopkins University
is named after him. He rose and said, "Kendall's observation marks a
distinct advance in medicine." It did little good. By then Rivers
and Zinsser were the powers in the field.
Kendall's other supporter was Dr. Edward C. Rosenow of the
Mayo Clinic's Division of Experimental Bacteriology. (The Mayo
Clinic was considered then and is today one of the outstanding
research and treatment clinics in the world. The Washington Post of
January 6, 1987 wrote, "To many in the medical community, the Mayo
Clinic is 'the standard' against which other medical centers are
On July 5-7, 1932, just two months after
Kendall's public humiliation, the Mayo Clinic's Rosenow met with
Kendall and Rife at Kendall's Laboratory at Northwestern University
Medical School in Chicago.
"The oval, motile, turquoise-blue
virus were demonstrated and shown unmistakably," Rosenow
declared in the "Proceedings of the Staff Meetings of the Mayo
Clinic, July 13, 1932, Rochester, Minnesota."
The virus for herpes was also seen. On
August 26, 1932, Science magazine published Rosenow's report,
"Observations with the Rife Microscope of Filter Passing Forms of
In the article, Rosenow stated:
There can be no question of the
filterable turquoise-blue bodies described by Kendall. They are
not visible by the ordinary methods of illumination and
magnification... Examination under the Rife micro-scope of
specimens, containing objects visible with the ordinary
micro-scope, leaves no doubt of the accurate visualization of
objects or particulate matter by direct observation at the
extremely high magnification (calculated to be 8,000 diameters)
obtained with this instrument.
Three days after departing from Rife in
Chicago, Rosenow wrote to Rife from the Mayo Clinic:
After seeing what your wonderful
microscope will do, and after pondering over the significance of
what you revealed with its use during those three strenuous and
memorable days spent in Dr. Kendall's laboratory, I hope you
will take the necessary time to describe how you obtain what
physicists consider the impossible. . . . As I visualize the
matter, your ingenious method of illumination with the intense
monochromatic beam of light is of even greater importance than
the enormously high magnification . . .
Rosenow was right. The unique "color
frequency" staining method was the great breakthrough. Years later,
after the arrival of television, an associate of the then deceased
Rife would explain,
"The viruses were stained with the
frequency of light just like colors are tuned in on television
It was the best non-technical description
"BX" —THE VIRUS OF CANCER
Rife began using Kendall's "K Medium" in 1931 in his search for the
cancer virus. In 1932, he obtained an unulcerated breast mass that
was checked for malignancy from the Paradise Valley Sanitarium of
National City, California. But the initial cancer cultures failed to
produce the virus he was seeking.
Then a fortuitous accident occurred. The May 11, 1938 Evening
Tribune of San Diego later described what happened:
But neither the medium nor the
microscope were sufficient alone to reveal the filter-passing
organism Rife found in cancers, he recounted. It was an added
treatment which he found virtually by chance that finally made
this possible, he related. He happened to test a tube of cancer
culture within the circle of a tubular ring filled with argon
gas activated by an electrical current, which he had been using
in experimenting with electronic bombardment of organisms of
His cancer culture happened to rest there about 24
hours (with the current on the argon gas-filled tube), and then
he noticed (under the microscope) that its appearance seemed to
have changed. He studied and tested this phenomenon repeatedly,
and thus discovered (cancer virus) filter-passing, red-purple
granules in the cultures.
The BX cancer virus was a distinct
purplish-red color. Rife had succeeded in isolating the filterable
virus of carcinoma.
Rife's laboratory notes for November 20, 1932, contain the first
writ-ten description of the cancer virus characteristics. Among them
are two, unique to his method of classification using the Rife
microscope: angle of refraction—12 3/10 degrees; color by chemical
The size of the cancer virus was indeed small. The length was 1/15
of a micron. The breadth was 1/20 of a micron. No ordinary light
micro-scope, even in the 1980s, would be able to make the cancer
Rife and his laboratory assistant E. S. Free proceeded to confirm
his discovery. They repeated the method 104 consecutive times with
In time, Rife was able to prove that the cancer micro-organism had
BY (sarcoma—larger than BX)
Monococcoid form in the
monocytes of the blood of over 90 per-cent of cancer
patients. When properly stained, this form can be readily
seen with a standard research microscope
fungi—identical morphologically to that of the orchid and of
Rife wrote in his 1953 book:
these forms can be changed back to 'BX' within a period of 36 hours
and will produce in the experimental animal a typical tumor with all
the pathology of true neoplastic tissue, from which we can again
recover the 'BX' micro-organism. This complete process has been
duplicated over 300 times with identical and positive results."
Rife had proved pleomorphism. He had shown how the cancer virus
changes form, depending on its environment. He had confirmed the
work of Bechamp, of Kendall, of Rosenow, of Welch, and an army of
pleomorphist bacteriologists who would come after him and have to
battle the erroneous orthodox laws of Rivers and his legions of
"In reality, it is not the bacteria
themselves that produce the disease, but the chemical
constituents of these micro-organisms enacting upon the
unbalanced cell metabolism of the human body that in actuality
produce the disease. We also believe if the metabolism of the
human body is perfectly balanced or poised, it is susceptible to
But Rife did not have time to argue
theory. He would leave that for others. After isolating the cancer
virus, his next step was to destroy it. He did this with his
frequency instruments—over and over again. And then he did it with
experimental animals, inoculating them, watching the tumors grow,
and then killing the virus in their bodies with the same frequency
instruments tuned to the same "BX" frequency.
Rife declared in 1953:
These successful tests were
conducted over 400 times with experimental animals before any
attempt was made to use this frequency on human cases of
carcinoma and sarcoma.
In the summer of 1934, sixteen
terminally ill people with cancer and other diseases were brought to
the Scripps "ranch." There, as Rife and the doctors worked on human
beings for the first time, they learned much. In 1953 when Rife
copyrighted his book, he made the real report of what
happened in 1934. He wrote: With the frequency instrument treatment,
no tissue is destroyed, no pain is felt, no noise is audible, and no
sensation is noticed. A tube lights up and 3 minutes later the
treatment is completed. The virus or bacteria is destroyed and the
body then recovers itself naturally from the toxic effect of the
virus or bacteria. Several diseases may be treated simultaneously.
The first clinical work on cancer was
completed under the supervision of Milbank Johnson, M.D., which was
set up under a Special Medical Research Committee of the University
of Southern California. 16 cases were treated at the clinic for many
types of malignancy. After 3 months, 14 of these so called hopeless
cases were signed off as clinically cured by the staff of five
medical doctors and Dr. Alvin G. Foord, M.D., pathologist for
The treatments consisted of 3 minutes'
duration using the frequency instrument which was set on the mortal
oscillatory rate for "BX" or cancer (at 3 day intervals). It was
found that the elapsed time between treatments attains better
results than the cases treated daily. This gives the lymphatic
system an opportunity to absorb and cast off the toxic condition
which is produced by the devitalized dead particles of the "BX"
No rise of body temperature was
perceptible in any of these cases above normal during or after the
frequency instrument treatment. No special diets were used in any of
this clinical work, but we sincerely believe that a proper diet
compiled for the individual would be of benefit. Date: December 1,
Other members of the clinic were:
Whalen Morrison, Chief Surgeon
of the Santa Fe Railway
George C. Dock, M.D.,
George C. Fischer, M.D.,
Children's Hospital in New York
Arthur I. Kendall, Dr. Zite,
M.D., Professor of Pathology at Chicago University
Rufus B. Von Klein Schmidt,
President of the University of Southern California
Dr. Couche and Dr. Carl Meyer,
Ph.D., head of the Department of Bacteriological Research at
the Hooper Foundation in San Francisco, were also present
Dr. Kopps of the Metabolic
Clinic in La Jolla signed all fourteen reports and knew of
all the tests from his personal observation
In 1956, Dr. James Couche made
the following declaration:
I would like to make this historical
record of the amazing scientific wonders regarding the efficacy
of the frequencies of the Royal R. Rife Frequency Instrument...
When I was told about Dr. Rife and
his frequency instrument at the Ellen Scripps home near the
Scripps Institute Annex some twenty-two years ago, I went out to
see about it and became very interested in the cases which he
had there. And the thing that brought me into it more quickly
than anything was a man who had a cancer of the stomach.
Rife was associated at that time
with Dr. Milbank Johnson, M.D., who was then president of the
Medical Association of Los Angeles, a very wealthy man and a
very big man in the medical world—the biggest in Los Angeles and
he had hired this annex for this demonstration over a summer of
A Brief Exposure
Bacilli Revealed By
DR. RIFE'S APPARATUS, MAGNIFYING 17,000 TIMES, SHOWS
GERMS NEVER BEFORE SEEN.
Special to The New
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21—A description of the world's
most powerful microscope recently perfected after
four-teen years' effort by Dr. Royal Raymond Rife of
San Diego, was one of the features of a dinner given
last night to members of the medical profession by
Dr. Milbank Johnson in honor of Dr. Rife and Dr.
Arthur I. Kendall, head of the department of
research bacteriology of the Medical School of
The Strongest microscopes in use magnify 2,000 to
2,500 times. Dr. Rife, by a rearrangement of lenses
and by introducing double quartz prisms and
illuminating lights, has devised apparatus with a
maximum magnification of 17,000 diameters.
Dr. Kendall told of cultivating the typhoid bacillus
on his new "medium K." This bacillus is ordinarily
non-filterable. By the use of Dr. Rife's microscope,
Dr. Kendall said, the typhoid bacilli can be seen in
the filterable or formerly invisible stage.
In that period of time I saw many
things and the one that impressed me the most was a man who
staggered onto a table, just on the last end of cancer; he was a
bag of bones. As he lay on the table, Dr. Rife and Dr. Johnson
said, "Just feel that man's stomach." So I put my hand on the
cavity where his stomach was underneath and it was just a cavity
almost, because he was so thin; his backbone and his belly were
just about touching each other.
I put my hand on his stomach which was just one solid mass, just
about what I could cover with my hand, somewhat like the shape
of a heart. It was absolutely solid! And I thought to myself,
well, nothing can
be done for that. However, they gave him a treatment with the
Rife frequencies and in the course of time over a period of six
weeks to two months, to my astonishment, he completely
recovered. He got so well that he asked permission to go to El
Centro as he had a farm there and he wanted to see about his
Dr. Rife said,
"Now you haven't the strength to
drive to El Centro."
"Oh, yes," said he. "I have, but I'll have a man to drive me
As a matter of fact, the patient
drove his own car there and when he got down to El Centro he had
a sick cow and he stayed up all night with it. The next day he
drove back without any rest whatsoever—so you can imagine how he
I saw other cases that were very interesting. Then I wanted a
copy of the frequency instrument. I finally bought one of these
frequency instruments and established it in my office.
I saw some very remarkable things resulting from it in the
course of over twenty years.
Biophysicists have now
shown that there exists a crucial natural interaction between living
matter and photons. This process is measurable at the cellular
(bacterium) level. Other research has demonstrated that living
systems are extraordinarily sensitive to extremely low-energy
electro-magnetic waves. This is to say, each kind of cell or
micro-organism has a specific frequency of interaction with the
By various means, Rife's system allowed
adjusting the frequency of light impinging on the specimen. By some
insight he learned that the light frequency could be "tuned" into
the natural frequency of the micro-organism being examined to cause
a resonance or feedback loop. In effect, under this condition, it
can be said the micro-organism illuminated itself.
Rife extrapolated from his lighting technique, which we may be
certain he understood, that specific electromagnetic frequencies
would have a negative effect on specific bacterial forms. There can
remain no doubt that Rife demonstrated the correctness of his
hypothesis to himself and those few who had the courage to look and
the perceptual acuity to see!
The same new discoveries in biophysics
not only explain Rife's principle of illumination; they also explain
his process for selective destruction of bacteria. The latter
phenomenon is similar to ultrasonic cleaning, differing in delicate
selectivity of wave form and frequency. Recently, researchers whose
findings have been suppressed, have caused and cured cancer in the
same group of mice by subjecting them to certain electromagnetic
fields. Rife's work was far more sophisticated. He selected specific
microscopic targets, and actually saw the targets explode.
A body of recognized scientific evidence now overwhelmingly
sup-ports the original cancer theories articulated and demonstrated
by Rife fifty years ago. This includes modern AIDS research.
In December of 1931, Dr. Royal Raymond Rife and his
colleague, Dr. Isaac Kendal, published their findings in California
and Western Medicine. The following article describes the outcome of
their re-search, as presented to the scientific community.
Observations on Bacillus Typhosus in
Its Filterable State
Arthur Isaac Kendall, Ph.D. and Royal Raymond Rife,
Presented at a meeting of the Bacteriological Section of the Los
Angeles Clinical and Pathological Society, November 20, 1931.
It seems improbable that viable bacteria in the filterable state
have ever been unequivocally seen. Nevertheless, the theoretical and
practical importance of filterable forms of bacteria in theoretical
and applied biology cannot be denied.
Recently, through the simultaneous availability of the Rife
microscope, an instrument combining very high magnification with
coordinated re-solving power, and a simple procedure for inducing
the filterable state in bacteria at will,1 the possibility of
actually demonstrating organisms in this hitherto illusive condition
very obviously presented itself.
Two features of the Rife microscope, full details of which will be
presented elsewhere, must be specifically mentioned here. First, the
entire optical system, including not only the lenses but also the
illuminating unit, is made of quartz. In addition, a double wedge
quartz prism is mounted between the illuminating unit and the quartz
Abbe condenser. The latter can be rotated, with vernier control,
through 360 degrees, thereby affording readily controllable
polarized light at any required angle. The import of this
polarization unit will be discussed later. Inasmuch as this
micro-scope magnifies from 5,000 to 17,000 diameters, it is
obviously very necessary to have it mounted upon an immovable
The organism selected for these experiments was the well known
Rawlings strain of B. typhosus. The immediate history of the culture
used is as follows:
October 29, 1931. An agar slant was made
of a thrice-plated culture of B. typhosus, Rawlings strain.
(Editor's Note: This agar slant was made in the Laboratory of
Research Bacteriology, Northwestern University Medical School,
November 2, 4 P.M. Inoculated six
cubic centimeters of K (protein) Medium2 from the agar slant
November 3, 10 A.M. Filtered this
culture in K Medium of November 2, through a Berkefeld "N"
filter. (The culture was diluted with four volumes of sterile
physiological saline solution; the vacuum used was less than
four inches of water; the total time of filtration was less than
November 3. One drop of filtrate,
representing one-fifth drop of the original culture, was
introduced into six cubic centimeters of K Medium. Incubated at
37°C. The filtrate was also tested for purity as follows: (1)
cultural reactions; (2) sugar fermentation reactions; (3)
agglutination with specific typhoid serum. All were typical.
November 5. The forty-eight-hour
culture of November 3 in K Medium was filtered, as above,
through a Berkfeld "N" filter. One drop of the filtrate was
added to six cubic centimeters of K Medium and incubated at
37°C. Growth was abundant November 7.
November 9. The culture was again
transferred to K Medium. November 12. Still another culture was
made, in every instance using three loops of culture for the
It is worthy of note that this thrice
filtered culture of B. typhosus grew quite readily in K Medium as
above outlined: after the second filtration it failed to grow in
peptone broth. In other words, the organism, having become
filterable and accustomed to the protein media (proteophilic), lost
its ability to grow in ordinary peptone . . .
The cultures of November 9 and November 12 were examined under the
microscope and there were no discernible bacilli, although the
cultures were markedly turbid. Dark-field illumination revealed very
small, actively motile granules, and direct observation of these
with the oil emersion lens confirmed the presence of these motile
granules, without, however, affording any indication of their
structure. Therefore, these granules for obvious reasons could not
be unequivocally diagnosed as the filterable form of the bacillus.
In this viable, filtered state the culture was taken to Pasadena,
California, and, through the instrumentality of Dr. Milbank Johnson,
the cooperation of Dr. Alvin G. Foord, and the courtesy of
the Pasadena Hospital, the necessary space and equipment for
mounting the microscope and continuing the cultures were made
The subsequent developments, which are
the immediate subject of this discussion, are as follows:
November 16. The cultures of
November 12, made in Chicago, were transferred to fresh K Medium
and incubated at 37°C overnight.
November 17. The Rife microscope was
installed and the first cultures, those inoculated November 16,
were examined. The preliminary observations of these cultures
were made with a polarizing microscope with a spectroscopic
attachment. It should be borne in mind that the entire optical
system of this micropolarimeter was of quartz. A
one-eighteenth-inch apochromatic oil immersion lens was used,
with a 20x quartz ocular.
When a culture of B. typhosus in the
filterable state, grown as above indicated in K Medium was examined
with this micropolarimeter, it was observed that the plane of
polarization of the light passing through the culture was deviated
plus 4.8 degrees, with the simultaneous appearance of a definite
blue spectrum. With this observation in mind, the culture was next
studied with the Rife microscope at 5000 diameters.
The double wedge quartz prism referred to above was set by means of
the vernier to minus 4.8 degrees. Examined in this polarized light
this thrice filtered culture of B. typhosus cultivated in K
(protein) Medium showed small, oval granules, many of them quite
actively motile. These motile granules when in true focus appeared
as bright turquoise-blue bodies, which contrast strikingly, both in
color and in their active motion, with the non-colored, non-motile
debris of the medium.
These observations were repeated eight times, using in each instance
growth of the filterable organisms in K Medium. The cultures
examined were both twenty-four and forty-eight hours old. The
qualitative results were always... the occurrence of small, oval,
actively motile, turquoise-blue bodies in the cultures and the
absence of these small, oval, actively motile, turquoise-blue bodies
in the uninoculated control K Media.
From the two facts thus far arrived at, namely, that the small,
oval, turquoise-blue bodies were actively motile and also that they
were cultivable from K Medium to K Medium, it is surmised that these
small, oval, motile, turquoise-blue bodies are indeed the filterable
forms of the B. typhosus.
There is another even more direct procedure for establishing the
identity of these small, oval, motile, turquoise blue bodies. It has
been shown in previous communications3 that agar cultures, or
better, broth cultures of B. typhosus inoculated into K Medium,
become filterable within eighteen hours' growth at 37°C.
It should follow, inasmuch as not all of
the bacilli appear to become filterable under these conditions, that
at least some of the bacilli should have similar turquoise-blue
granules within their sub-stance if they are indeed passing to the
filterable state. Also the free swimming filterable forms, the
small, oval, motile, turquoise-blue bodies described above, should
be simultaneously present.
Dark-field examination of such a culture eighteen hours old revealed
unchanged, actively motile bacilli, bacilli with granules within
their sub-stance, and free swimming, actively motile granules.
This culture examined in the Rife
microscope with the quartz prism set at minus 4.8 degrees and with
5,000 diameters magnification, showed very clearly the three types
of organisms just described, namely:
First, unchanged bacilli: These were
relatively long, actively motile, and almost devoid of color.
Second, long, actively motile
bacilli, each with a rather prominent granule at one end. The
granule in such an organism was turquoise blue, reminiscent in
size, shape, and color of the small, oval, actively motile,
turquoise-blue granules found in the protein medium (K Medium)
where, it will be recalled, no formed (rod shaped) bacteria
could be demonstrated. These bacilli having the turquoise-blue
granules were colored only at the granule end, the remainder of
the rod being nearly colorless, in this respect corresponding to
the unchanged (non-filterable) bacilli just mentioned.
Third, free swimming, small, oval,
actively motile, turquoise-blue granules, precisely similar,
apparently, in size, shape, and color to those seen in the
granulated bacilli just described.
From the fact that these small, oval,
turquoise-blue bodies could be seen both in the parent rod and free
swimming in the medium, it is assumed that these small, oval,
actively motile, turquoise-blue bodies are indeed the filterable
form of B. typhosus.
James A. Patten Lecture,
Northwestern University Bulletin, Vol. 32, No. 5 (September
Northwestern University Medical
School Bulletin, Vol. 32, No. 8 (October 19), 1931, for full
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