VII : WAS RIFE SUPPRESSED? WAS HE A QUACK?
Rife a Serious and Successful Scientist, or A Scam Artist?
The strongest anti-Rife opinion I found on the
net comes from someone named Harry
H Conover. Harry's claims are:
Rife's scam was based upon the very successful scam promoted by Abrams.
what I don't get. What kind of a scam artist spends 18 - 40 years
slogging away in a lab? Rife must be one of the strangest scam artists
ever to have scammed a scam. What is his supposed connection to
Abrams? Did the two ever meet?
Rife's education was limited to that of a machinist (as) an optical
instrument maker (optician).
about that research fellowship in Biochemistry from the
Andean Anthropological Expedition? Would
you not let a person educated in dentistry, for example, turn a
hose on your house and put out a fire? Are credentials more important
Rife's discoveries have all long since been refuted by contemporary
like to know more about this. Which discoveries? Cancer is caused
by virus? Germs can be killed with vibrations? That they can be
made to glow?
His universal microscope didn't offer performance significantly different
from any instrument of comparable aperature.
you didn't see the pictures? 23,000X is a lot more resolution than
5,000X. Are the photos taken with the Universal Microscope (comparing
it to the new electron microsope) in the 1944 Annual Report of the
Regents of the Smithsonian Institution some kind of hoax or a mistake?
The quack term 'vibration' surfaces in almost every pseudo-scientific
scam that has ever surfaced.
don't get it. Does this person not believe that anything vibrates?
Would a list of hard science instruments that rely upon "vibration"
be helpful? Are atomic absorption spectrophotometers now a tool
It was all done for show. Rife's box contained a high-frequency generator,
a cross between a Tesla coil and a 75-Watt ham transimitter with an
807 tube which he attached to a Geissler Tube type discharge device.
This produced an effect like the plasma discharge globes sold today
at Radio Shack and other chain retailers. He
also modulated his high-frequency (r.f.) generator with the output
of an off-the-shelf audio oscillator.
interesting proposal. Rife did work with a millionaire and he purchased
a lot of fancy equipment. Could it have all been some kind of a
stage show? The idea of someone spending years of careful research
just to pull off a hoax doesn't fit the profile. If there was any
scam at all, perhaps he was under pressure to produce something
after spending all that money. Perhaps he did run a scam in desparation
at the end after years of failure?
The audio, not the r.f. frequency, which has probably never (been)
measured, is the basis of the Rife treatment frequencies shown.
is the r.f. used for cancer and it was modified by the audio frequencies.
I agree that this is the most fuzzy part of the story. What does
"modified" really mean?
Curing entire rooms full of people by simply exposing them to the
effects of his "Rife Generator" flies in the face of Rife's claims
that specific frequencies of 'vibration' were associated with specific
types of cancer.
may not understand this criticism either. I thought Rife said that
there are only two different frequencies that killed all cancer.
Anyway, you can certainly expose rooms full of people to as many
specific frequencies as you like. What do you think musicians do
for a living?
9. Almost all of Rife's cures happened in patients
that who had never been diagnosed with cancer in the first place.
does he know that? Is there some list of Rife's cures somewhere
that I haven't seen?
for what it's worth, this entire discussion makes me ill. It is very
offensive to me that people at the close or the 20th Century would
fall for this silly nonsense (how has education failed them), and
even more so to believe that there are people that consider themselves
human that would sink to such a despicable exploitive act. If there
is a Hell, I trust and hope that the souls of both Abrams and Rife
have found there way there, because that's exactly where they belong.
Always check character by looking at someone's other writings. Looking
around a bit more on the net we find this exchange:
H Conover: I've
been posting actual engineering information addressing technical aspects
of selling power back to the grid.
Pine: Trouble is, a lot of
H Conover: Oh?
Which part bothers you...?
of the things that bothers me about your postings is that you don't
understand the difference between a stand-alone inverter and a simple
synchronous inverter. You made this quite evident in your previous
posting. Ignorance is excusable. So is stupidity. So is mispelling.
But when you combine all this with arrogance I find it amusing, and
a waste of time. Nick
So What Happened to Rife and His Cure?
unfortunately, we get into one of those areas of conspiracy that like
the murder of JFK, can never really be proved. Also, it is scary enough
that you want to avoid it, true OR false. There are claims that authors
have even been bumped off for digging too much in this area. I certainly
wouldn't want to believe such a thing, but here is the basic claim:
arsonists burned the Burnett
Lab in New Jersey, which was validating Rife's work. Then, someone
Dr. Millbank Johnson, president of the Southern California American
Medical Association. He died hours before a press conference where
he was to announce to the world that Rife's electronic therapy had
cured every patient (16 out of 16) in that medical study supervised
by the University of Southern California. (First thought to be accidental
death, the poison was discovered years later by federal investigators
when Dr. Johnson's body was exhumed). Dr.
Nemens, who had duplicated some of Rife's work just 40 miles from
Rife's lab, was killed in a mysterious fire which destroyed his lab.
Rife himself was finally killed at Grossmont Hospital by an accidental
lethal dose of Valium. Following Dr. Milbank Johnson's murder, threats,
and a string of other incidents, doctors who had actually been photographed
with Rife denied they ever met him. Dr. Isaac Kendall, Rife's chief
research associate and Dean of Northwestern Medical School, disappeared
for years after receiving $200,000 in grants."
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a Cure, Go to Jail?
Rife and others were destroyed by the owners of the electron microscope
and the pharmaceutical companies.
sleazy trial lawyer MAY have caused more needless deaths by cancer
than all the world wars combined. According to one alternative medicine
site, going to jail for being too successful in your field is not
"Thirty-five years ago a writing that contradicted ‘official science’
was a one-way ticket to prison. Victor
Irons went to prison for what he wrote in Green Life. Wilhelm
Reich died in prison for his findings on energy outside the electromagnetic
spectrum. The late Dr.
Carey Reams spent his life and fortune defending his biological
theory of ionization and spent time in prison just the same. ...
Gerson, M.D. (cut off by his peers, denied hospital and laboratory
privileges and the assistance of trained professional help — doctors
or nurses — killed in 1959 by a hit and run driver outside of his
home in Philadelphia — no one was ever prosecuted)
Raymond Rife (cut off by his peers, his microscope and laboratory
destroyed, spent time in prison, died a broken man) UPDATE:
According to Gerald Foye who wrote a book about the history of Royal
R. Rife entitled Royal R. Rife, Humanitarian
Betrayed and Persecuted ( ISBN 09659613-3-8 ), Rife did not spend
time in prison.
Donald Kelley, D.D.S. (hounded by the AMA, IRS, and FBI, lost
his dental license, poisoned, spent time in prison, a restraining
order prohibited him from distributing his book, One Answer To Cancer,
he appealed that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court and the lower
court decision was upheld, still helping people today)
Naessens (brought to trial in Canada for curing cancer, won, still
treating cancer in Canada)
R. Clark, Ph.D., N.D. (spied on, arrested, spent time in jail,
had one case dismissed, won another case, still fighting lawsuits,
still helping people at her clinic in Mexico as well as continuing
her cancer research)
McCabe (author of Oxygen Therapies, held in prison without charges
Burzynski, MD (14 years of raids, records confiscated, cases dismissed).
or all of the above legit? I haven't really checked. I have no idea.
to avoid them because I don't really want to think about conspiracy
theories. Did Rife's cancer cure work? One of the many Rife web sites
nearly 20,000 unsuccessful attempts, Rife finally isolated and identified
the human cancer Virus, and named it "Cryptocides
Primordiales". Rife inoculated 400 lab animals with this virus,
created 400 tumors, and then eliminated every cancer tumor by using
his instrument to modify its electronic signature. This is all chronicled
in "The Cancer Cure That Worked" [ 22
a miracle of science been suppressed? Some claim so. Here are the
two sides of the suppression claim:
was suppressed to keep billions of dollars per year flowing to
the pharmaceutical companies. Cancer is big business.
64 years since the cure of 1938, hundreds of millions people would
have beat cancer and lived for who knows how long.
cheap cure would be disastrous for drug companies. X-rays actually
promote the cancer virus, you must use the correct energies to
the world is full of scams and hoaxes that prey upon people in
their most desperate hours. This "miracle cancer cure" is just
one more disgusting case of quackery. There is no simple solution
no matter how much we wish it were so. If this were a true cure,
scientists would have (re)-discovered and reported it by now!
Drugs and accepted radiation therapies are the only way.
with the device is available at clinics in Mexico and Canada.
The bottom line, however, is that radionics devices have no value
for diagnosing or treating anything." 37
communicated with a Dr. from the Quackwatch web site a few times regarding
another issue. He did both claim and seem to be a serious scientist.
I found it unfortunate, however, that he did not have time to give
me the scientific reasons behind his position. I was deflected, and
never did get to the heart of the problem. He was quite nice, however.
fact, if I recall correctly, just as I was starting to understand
why some people say one thing and others disagree, I was banned from
discussing the topic further due to my "obsession." Perhaps
I asked too many pointed questions, or perhaps I just really did take
up too much of their time with my attempts to understand. I don't
( This was involving amalgam fillings with Mercury. The Dr. in question
declined to be quoted, but the gist was that I should spend a few
years studying biochemistry, then I'd get that he was right. )
back to the Rife stuff, suppression or not, we might have an even
more SERIOUS population problem on our hands overnight if this cancer
cure worked. As they say, "Be careful what you wish for!"
have only claims on both sides of this debate because no one has done
and reported research that proves or disproves Rife's theory as far
as I know. Was he suppressed? Were people killed to keep this secret?
Think what you will. I hope not.