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    http://www.hbci.com/~wenonah/new/naessens.htm The Persecution and Trial of Gaston Naessens By Christopher Bird Coauthor of the International Best–selling
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 14, 2007

      The Persecution and Trial of Gaston Naessens
      By Christopher Bird
      Coauthor of the International Best–selling
      "The Secret Life of Plants" and "Secrets of the Soil"

      The True Story of the Efforts to Suppress an Alternative Treatment for
      Cancer, AIDS, and Other Immunologically Based Diseases.

      © 1991 Published by H. J. Kramer Inc.
      P.O. Box 1082
      Tiburon, CA 94920
      ISBN 0–915811–30–8

      [ "To our readers: The books we publish are our contribution to an
      emerging world based on cooperation rather than on competition, on
      affirmation of the human spirit rather than on self-doubt, and on the
      certainty that all humanity is connected. Our goal is to touch as
      many lives as possible with a message of hope for a better world." ]

      ( This book was not in print when I checked March, 2004 ­ Tommy C )

      [ Gaston Naessens won several court cases defending the validity of
      his work. ]
      [ The Real Issue is being able to see what you desire to control.
      Then, you can study it. ]

      The Earthshaking Discoveries of Gaston Naessens:

      * A MICROSCOPE that permits practitioners to view living matter at
      degrees of resolution far greater than state–of–the–art microscopes
      currently available.

      * THE SOMATID, an ultramicrosopic subcellular living and
      reproducing entity, which many scientists believe is the precursor of
      DNA and which may be the building block of all terrestrial life.

      * THE SOMATID CYCLE ­ visible in the blood of every human ­ which,
      when properly interpreted, can prediagnose degenerative diseases by up
      to eighteen months.

      * 714–X, a compound that has restored the perfect health of 750
      out of 1,000 cancer victims and that has had equally dramatic effects
      with AIDS patients.

      ( This book's Appendixes comprise important reading material that will
      help you understand "The Life Processes Here on Planet Earth". ­ Tommy )

      Appendix A
      What Has Become of the Rife Microscope?
      by Christoper Bird

      Originally published in New Age Journal (March 1976)

      This article, like an embryo or any living thing, is still growing. A
      continuum of this growth may depend upon the assistance of N.A.J.
      readers, their colleagues, and their friends.

      Originally I intended to write a short note on what was known about
      the Rife microscope. Precious little is in print on the subject.

      One day, while waiting for some material to come up from the cellar
      stacks of the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda Maryland,
      considerably frustrated by the lack of leads and data concerning the
      demise of the Rife microscope, I wandered by the Subject card
      catalogue and casually flipped at random to a card in the middle of a
      drawer labeled "Microscopes."

      The card was filed under "Allied Industries," as if that firm was the
      author. The company's address was stated to be 4246 Pepper Drive, San
      Diego, California. The title referenced was "History of the
      Development of a Successful Treatment for Cancer and Other Virus,
      Bacteria, and Fungi."

      At the bottom of the card was a single line: "Written by Dr. R. R. Rife."

      Entirely by accident, I had stumbled upon what looked to be only one
      of a series of reports written by Royal Raymond Rife. Fourteen pages
      long, it was numbered Dev–1042. It was approved and signed by I.F.
      Crane, manager; Don Tully, development associate; and Verne Thompson,
      chief electrical engineer.

      Are any of these gentlemen alive today?

      Was Allied Industries a research corporation established by Rife?

      How many other reports did it publish and where are they?

      The report so riveted my attention that I was compelled to explore
      some of the history of microbiology and its connection to cancer and
      other disease. The present article, much longer than originally
      planned, is thus the result of a fortuitous finding – perhaps an
      example of what Jung has called synchronicity – and the consequent
      preliminary exploration.

      Much more needs to be done to tell the story of Rife and his
      microscope, a fascinating episode in the history of science.

      The Microscope of Microscopes

      In February 1944, the Franklin institute of Philadelphia published an
      article, "The New Microscopes," in its prestigious journal devoted to
      applied science.

      Founded in 1824 by "philosopher–mechanics," the institute, which
      recently made studies in its physics laboratory on the best way to
      move the Liberty Bell to its new Bicentennial Year location, is a
      smaller analogue of the huge world–famous Smithsonian Institution in
      Washington, D.C., which reprinted the same article in its own journal
      shortly after its first appearance.

      Authored by R. E. Seidel, M.D., a Philadelphia physician and his
      research assistant, M. Elizabeth Winter, the essay opened with a
      six–page discussion of the electron microscope, which had only
      recently been put on the market by the Radio Corporation of America.
      This microscope is today standard equipment in modem laboratories.

      The article closed with a ten–page treatment of a "Universal
      Microscope," the brainchild of a San Diego autodidact, Royal Raymond
      Rife, who developed it with the financial assistance of the
      rollerbearing and axle magnate Henry H. Timken, for whose family Rife
      at one time served as handyman and chauffeur.

      Rife's scope, the largest model of which consisted of 5,682 parts and
      required a large bench to accommodate it, overcame the greatest
      disadvantage of the electron microscope, its inability – because tiny
      living organisms put in it are in vacuum and subject to protoplasmic
      changes induced by a virtual hailstorm of electrons – to reveal
      specimens in their natural living state.

      With his invention, Rife was able to look at living organisms. What he
      saw convinced him that germs could not be the cause, but the result,
      of disease; that, depending on its state, the body could convert a
      harmless bacterium into a lethal pathogen, that such pathogens could
      be instantly killed, each by a specific frequency of light; and that
      cells, regarded as the irreducible building blocks of living matter,
      are actually composed of smaller cells, themselves made up of even
      smaller cells, this process continuing with higher and higher
      magnification in a sixteen–step, stage–by–stage journey into the

      Though, with the aid of Rife's device, thousands of still pictures and
      hundreds of feet of movie films were made to reveal these facts, all
      of this material and the Rife microscopes seem to have disappeared
      without a trace.

      Or have they?

      Calls to the U.S. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Medical Museum,
      which has hundreds of different microscopes in its historical
      collection, to the National Library of Medicine's Historical Division,
      to the Smithsonian Institution and the Franklin Institute (both
      repositories for outstanding scientific inventions) and to a dozen
      establishments dealing daily in microscopy elicited from curators,
      medical pathologists, physicians, and other scientific specialists
      only the complaint that none of them had ever heard of Royal Raymond
      Rife and his microscope.

      What has become of the Rife microscope?

      The question is not rhetorical. For if even half of the possibilities
      described for this astounding discovery are true, a massive effort to
      hunt it down and reactivate its potential might not only save billions
      of dollars in biological and medical research but open a fascinating
      new vista onto the nature of life.

      From the start, Rife's main goal was to find cures for disease,
      especially the most intractable of all diseases, cancer. Because he
      had a hunch that some as yet undiscovered microorganism would prove to
      play a crucial role in the onset of this malignancy, he tried
      unsuccessfully to find one by observing all types of malignant tissue
      with a variety of standard research microscopes.

      In the 1920s it became obvious to Rife that a better means of
      scrutinizing the microworld than had been developed was indispensable.
      During that decade, he designed and built five microscopes with a
      range from 5,000 to 50,000 diameters at a time when the best
      laboratory microscopes in use could achieve not more than 2,000
      diameters of magnification.

      At the Rife Research Laboratory on Point Loma, California, he worked
      at magnifications of 17,000 and higher, to reveal a host of cells and
      microorganisms never before seen and to photograph them. The work
      required a saint's patience. It could take the best part of a day to
      bring a single target specimen into focus.

      The Rife microscope had several arresting features. Its entire optical
      system of fourteen lenses and prisms, as well as an illuminating unit,
      were made of crystal quartz, which is transparent to ultraviolet
      radiation. In the scope, light was bent and polarized in such a way
      that a specimen could be illuminated by extremely narrow parts of the
      whole spectrum, one part at a time, and even by a single frequency of

      Rife maintained that he could thus select a specific frequency, or
      frequencies, of light that coordinated and resonated with a specimen's
      chemical constituents so that a given specimen would emit its own
      light of a characteristic and unique color. Specimens could be easily
      identified, thus solving one of microscopy's greatest bugaboos. It was
      control of illumination that turned the trick.

      Another feature was the Microscopes extraordinary resolution, its
      ability to reveal the most minute of component parts of any specimen
      so that each may be seen distinctly and separately from the others.
      Imagine two extremely thin parallel lines. When they can be clearly
      distinguished, you are still within the microscope's range of
      resolution. If the parallel lines blur together, high magnification
      will only enlarge the distortion and limit of resolution has been
      attained. With a resolving power of 31,000 diameters – as against
      2,000 to 2,500 for the laboratory microscopes in common use in that
      day–Rife's device could focus clearly on five lines of standardized
      grid, whereas an ordinary microscope could do no better than examine
      fifty lines, and that with considerable aberration. This is somewhat
      equivalent to one aerial camera's being able to spot individual houses
      in city blocks from a very great height, while another is able only
      fuzzily to distinguish the single city blocks themselves,
      Controversial Discoveries Beginning in the 1920s and continuing over
      seven years, Rife and his colleagues worked on more than 20,000
      laboratory cultures of cancer obtained from the Paradise Valley
      Sanitarium in National City, California, in what appeared at first to
      be a fruitless effort to isolate microorganisms that he felt should
      somehow be associated with the disease.

      Up until then, bacteria had clearly been proven to be linked with a
      wide variety of ills including tuberculosis, leprosy, cholera,
      gonorrhea, syphilis, typhoid, bubonic plague, pneumonia, and others.
      But no one had found them in association with cancer.

      In contrast to the much smaller viruses, bacteria were widely
      considered to be unicellular, monomorphic (meaning one shape and one
      shape only) forms. A quarter of a million of them can occupy a space
      no larger than the period at the end of this sentence. They come in
      various shapes. Cocei are round, bacilli rod–like, to offer two examples.

      There are various forms for each shape. Of the round–shaped ones,
      monococci appear singly, diplococci come in pairs, staphylococci in
      clusters resembling a bunch of grapes, streptococci, which under
      certain conditions can produce a painful sore throat, in chains.

      While outside a host, or body, bacteria are hard to raise, or culture.
      Each type has been studied as a pure culture type by isolating it upon
      a specific nutrient called media.

      Bacteria also have specific maximum, minimum, and optimum temperatures
      in which they will live and multiply. Some, like polar bears, are
      addicted to arctic temperatures and even live in ice. Others prefer
      water so hot it would kill most animals. A great many enjoy the
      temperature of the human body. Millions of them are living,
      harmlessly, inside you right now...

      But they are not always harmless. They can acquire virulence, or the
      power to cause disease, under some conditions but not others, although
      even today no one knows exactly why.

      This mystery, in the 1920s, was closely connected to a debate in
      microbiology so hot as to seem almost a war. On one side were those
      who affirmed – as do many textbooks today – that bacteria were
      eternally monomorphic. They could not assume other or smaller forms,
      as small, say, as a virus.

      Originally, virus – the word means "poison" in Latin – was the name
      generally applied to any microscopic agent injurious to living cells.
      Now it is much more narrowly defined as "one of a unique group of very
      small infectious agents that – grow only in cells of animals
      (including humans), plants, and also bacteria."

      Because they were so small, viruses would pass through filters that
      did not allow the passage of bacteria, said to be monomorphic, just as
      a net of small enough mesh will allow minnows to pass through it but
      bring the fish that are preying upon them up short. It is this
      filter–passing ability of viruses that is widely held today – along
      with their inability to grow on artificial media – to be one of the
      main criteria separating them from bacteria.

      For several decades, however, another school of microbiologists
      maintained that, far from holding everlastingly to one shape, bacteria
      were pleomorphic, or form changing. They could be caused, under the
      right conditions of culture, to metamorphose into forms small enough
      to pass through filters just like viruses.

      Because of their sharp disagreement on the filterability of bacteria,
      the two camps came to be called "filtrationist and "nonfiltrationist."

      One of the earliest of the filtrationists was a Swedish physician and
      explorer, Ernst Bernhard Almquist, for whom islands off the north
      Siberian coast are named. Almquist made hundreds of observations of
      pleomorphic bacteria in his laboratory as did researchers in Italy,
      Russia, France, Germany, and the United States. In 1922, after two
      decades of work, Almquist came to the conclusion that "nobody can
      pretend to know the complete life cycle and all the varieties of even
      a single bacterial species. It would be an assumption to think so."

      Way back in 1914, the American bacteriologist Dr. Edward C. Rosenow
      had the gall to assert that bacteria were not unalterable and that
      various strains, or what one might call sub–subspecies of them, could,
      when suitably treated, become any of the other strains. It was
      Rosenow's contention, too, that he found a form of the streptococcus
      bacterium which caused poliomyelitis, commonly known as infantile

      What Rife's opinions were about this heated controversy are not known.
      He followed the standard bacteriological practice of the day, first
      implanting small patches of cancer tissues on various nutritive media
      including a special "K" medium developed by another filtrationist, Dr.
      Arthur Isaac Kendall, at the Northwestern University School of
      Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. The medium, which bore the first letter
      of Kendall's name, seemed to have the faculty of transforming bacteria
      into the transitional forms alleged for them by the filtrationist
      school, No matter how often he changed menus for his sought–after
      cancer microbe, no matter how he altered the temperature of
      incubation, Rife seemed unable to coax it to appear in his cultures.

      It was apparently only when, as a result of his continuing physical
      experimentation with the effects of light frequencies, he discovered
      that many microbes respond to the effects of light from noble gases,
      such as neon, xenon, and argon, by changing their growth patterns that
      Rife hit upon a solution to the problem that was nagging him.

      He placed a sealed test tube containing cancer tissue into a closed
      loop filled with argon gas. After creating a vacuum within the loop,
      he charged the gas with electricity, just as one does when one throws
      the switch to light up the neon lamps in modem offices, though in
      Rife's case the charge was 5,000 volts. While he still could not
      reveal any microbes, he noted a certain cloudiness in the nutritive
      medium, which, through chemical analysis, he ascribed to ionization
      caused by the electronic bombardment.

      Readers may well wonder why he adopted so strange and novel a process.
      The question is just as unaswerable as if put about Rife's next step:
      In order, he said, to counter the ionization, he placed the tube into
      a two–inch water vacuum and heated it for twenty–four hours at near
      body temperature.

      Under his microscope, at 20,000 X, the tube now teemed with animated
      forms measuring only 1/20 by 1/15 of a micron–much smaller than any
      known bacteria. They refracted a purplish red color in the specific
      light beam.

      He called this form Bacillus X and, later, because it was so much
      smaller than other bacilli, and perhaps because of the filterability
      controversy, BX virus. This problem of nomenclature can be resolved
      herein by referring to Rife's organism as a BX form, or simply BX.

      Rife writes that "this method of ionization and oxidation brought the
      chemical refraction of BX out of the ultraviolet and into the visible
      band of the spectrum. Owing to the fact that the test–tube specimens
      had gone through so many trials, we again started from scratch and
      repeated this method 104 consecutive times with identical results."

      Because he could culture his BX form, so small it would pass through
      any filter, he seemed to have discovered a filterable form of a
      bacterium. But just finding bacteria, even in filterable form, mi a
      human tumor does not necessarily imply that they are its cause. To
      make sure, it is held they must be reinjected into animals and seen to
      cause the same or nearly similar disease, after which they must then
      be reisolated and shown to resemble the original organism. These were
      the postulates propounded by the German pioneer bacteriologist Robert
      Koch, who proved that tuberculosis was apparently caused by the
      tubercule bacillus.

      Following this accepted procedure, Rife inoculated the new BX forms
      into over 400 rats in all of which there subsequently appeared "tumors
      with all the true pathology of neoplastic tissue."

      Some of the tumors became so large they exceeded the total weight of
      the individual rats in which they were developing. When the tumors
      were surgically removed, the BX form was recovered from them in all
      cases. Koch's postulates were fulfilled.

      More Startling Discoveries

      By continued microscopical study and repeated photography to stop
      their motion, Rife and his co–workers next came to the baffling
      conclusion that the BX, far from remaining always what he had seen as
      the purplish red bodies a fraction of a micron in dimension, could
      change into not just fairly similar forms as Rosenow had previously
      discovered, but into completely different forms simply by altering the
      medium on which they were living only very slightly.

      "Slightly" in Rife's case meant an alteration in the nutrient
      environment of only two parts per million by volume. Those who would
      consider this unlikely may recall that in homeopathic medicine doses
      of remedies are given in dilutions of this weakness and beyond. Even
      though they have nothing chemically analyzable in them, they are

      One such alteration caused the BX to become what Rife called a
      Bacillus Y, or BY. It was still the same purplish red color as the BX
      but so enlarged that it would not pass through a filter.

      With the second change of the medium, the BY enlarged still further
      into a monococcoid or single disk form which, when properly stained,
      could be viewed under a standard research microscope. Rife claimed
      that these forms could be found in the blood of over ninety percent of
      cancer victims.

      By removing this form from the fluid medium it inhabited and
      depositing it onto a hard base of asparagus or tomato agar, Rife then
      saw it miraculously develop into a fungus, making it kin to a yeast,
      mold, or mushroom.

      Any of these succeeding forms, Rife stated, could be changed back
      within thirty–six hours into a BX form capable of producing cancer
      tumors in experimental animals from which, in turn, the same BX form
      could again be recovered.

      The transformation did not stop with the fungus, which, if allowed to
      stand dormantly as a stock culture for a year and then replanted onto
      the asparagus medium, would then change into bacillus coli, millions
      of which live in the human intestine. This common bacillus could pass,
      in Rife's words, "any known laboratory method of analysis."

      Because he had found that microorganisms had the ability to luminate
      when stimulated by given frequencies of light, it occurred to Rife
      that they might also be devitalized by beaming radiations of specific
      frequencies upon them. One source has it that the harmonics of these
      frequencies ranged from 10 meters to 20,000 meters.

      To this end, he had been developing concurrently with his microscopic
      equipment a special frequency emitter, which he continued to improve,
      up to at least 1953, as steady advances in electronics continued. The
      killing waves were projected through a tube filled with helium gas and
      said to be efficient in destroying microorganisms at a distance of as
      much as one thousand feet.

      With this device, he noted that when the proper mortal oscillatory
      rate was reached, many lethal organisms such as those of tuberculosis,
      typhoid, leprosy, hoof–and–mouth disease, and others appeared to
      disintegrate or "blow up" in the field of his microscope. This "death
      ray" principle was also effective when applied to cultured BX.

      The obvious next step was to determine whether similar radiation would
      affect the BX, not in culture, but in the bodies of cancer–afflicted
      animals. It apparently did so, for Rife states he got rid of BX in
      over 400 experimental rats and other animals in his lab. If it worked
      on animal cancers, wondered Rife, why not on human cancers?

      The answer was so resoundingly "Yes" that, in our day when billions
      are being spent each year to find a cure for cancer, it is prudent to
      quote Rife's report word–for–word:

      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.
      Sixteen cases were treated at the clinic for many types of malignancy.
      After three months, fourteen of these so–called hopeless cases were
      signed off as clinically cured by a staff of five medical doctors and
      Alvin G. Foord, M.D., pathologist for the group. The treatments
      consisted of three minutes duration, using the frequency instrument
      which was set on the mortal oscillatory rate for BX, or cancer, at
      three–day intervals. It was found that the elapsed time between
      treatments attains better results than cases treated daily.

      The News Leaks Out

      News of Rife's work began to leak out to the world of medicine at the
      end of the 1920s. One of the first to learn of it was Arthur W. Yale,
      M.D., who lived in San Diego, not far from Rife's laboratory. He
      acquired a frequency emitter and began to treat cancerous patients.

      In 1940, reporting to his fellow physicians on some of his decade–long
      results, Yale wrote that because the whole of Rife's extraordinary
      findings constituted an "entirely new theory of the origin and cause
      of cancer, and the treatment and results have been so unique and
      unbelievable," he was making his findings available in the hope that
      "after further research we may eliminate the second largest cause of
      deaths in the United States."

      Yale had had limited success in treating cancerous tumors with X rays
      and with the use of what he called "static wave current for some three
      decades. When he began to use Rife's device, he sometimes employed it
      alone, sometimes together, with the two methods with which he was
      familiar. Both methods brought startlingly successful results. Yale
      was careful to note that, when he added the use of the Rife ray to his
      other radiation, cancerous masses "have disappeared in about one–tenth
      the time and so far with no reoccurrences."

      Dr. Arthur Isaac Kendall, whose "K" medium Rife had used in his
      experimentation, was also determined to check whether viable bacteria
      in the filterable state could be unequivocally seen by Rife's
      microscope. Kendall had been working with cultures of typhoid bacillus
      and, under a standard microscope, had been able to detect a swarm of
      active granules that could be seen only as tiny motile points. Because
      nothing of their individual structure could be ascertained, Kendall
      could not diagnose them with certainty to be filterable forms of the

      In order to make certain, he went to California in late November of
      1931 and examined his cultures under a Rife microscope at 5,000
      diameters in the Pathological Laboratory of the Pasadena Hospital. The
      facilities were afforded through the offices of the same Drs. Johnson
      and Foord who had worked with Rife on the BX.

      When Rife finally got them in focus, the tiny granules were seen to be
      bright, highly motile, turquoise–blue bodies, which, to quote the
      report he coauthored with Kendall, "contrasted strikingly both in
      color and in their active motion with the noncolored debris of the
      medium." The same observations were repeated eight separate times, the
      complete absence of similar bodies in uninoculated control media being

      To further confirm their findings, Rife and Kendall next examined
      eighteen–hour–old specially cultured and inoculated colonies of the
      same bacillus because they had determined that it was precisely at
      this stage of growth that they became filterable. Now they could see
      three transitional forms of the same organism: one, the normal
      bacillus itself, almost devoid of color; two, the same bacillus but
      with a prominent turquoise blue granule at one end of it; and three,
      the same turquoise blue granules moving about independently.

      This was somewhat equivalent to being able to observe a caterpillar,
      its cocoon, and the butterfly that emerges from the cocoon, all

      When they transplanted the filter–passing granules into a broth
      medium, they were seen under the, Rife microscope to revert back to
      their original bacillus, or rod–like, form.

      At this juncture, the American bellwether journal Science got wind of
      Kendall's work and, in a news story devoted to it, referred to the new
      "supermicroscope" invented by Royal Raymond Rife. The same month,
      December 1931, the Rife–Kendall account was published in California
      and Western Medicine, the official mouthpiece of the state medical
      associations of California, Nevada, and Utah. This magazine also
      commented editorially that the Kendall–Rife article was to be
      particularly recommended to its readers because of its "calling the
      attention of the world to a new type of microscope which, if it
      fulfills its apparent advantages over any microscope thus far
      developed, bids fair to lay the basis for revolutionary discoveries in
      bacteriology and the allied sciences."

      The editorial was significantly entitled "Is a New Field About to Be
      Opened in the Science of Bacteriology?" Apparently it was about to die

      The Opposition Mounts

      The following month, Kendall was invited to give the De Lamar lecture
      at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in
      Baltimore, Maryland, before the Association of American Physicians. As
      a leader of the filtrationist school, he attracted the attention of
      his adversaries, two of whom were invited as discussants.

      The first was an irascible, pugnacious curmudgeon, Dr. Thomas Rivers,
      of the well–heeled Rockefeller Institute of New York City, who was
      described by one of his institute colleagues as a "difficult and
      formidable person to oppose and [he] could be stubbornly inflexible in
      maintaining a position."

      When he learned of his invitation to discuss Kendal's presentation of
      the work with the typhoid bacillus, Rivers hurriedly repeated
      experiments on which Kendall had worked for years and, by his own
      account, got no proof of Kendall's claim. Based on this thin evidence,
      he arose at the Johns Hopkins meeting and, to quote him "in a very
      temperate manner called the fellow a liar. Not in so many words.
      Actually, all I said was that I couldn't repeat this experiment and I
      therefore didn't believe his findings were true."

      Rivers was followed in the discussion by the Harvard microbiologist,
      Dr. Hans Zinsser, also a "nonfiltrationist," who, to quote Rivers
      anew, "just gave Kendall bloody hell. I'd never seen Hans so hot in my
      life. I had to agree with everything he said – but I really felt sorry
      for poor old Kendall he just sat there and took it."

      In the midst of the venom and acerbity, the only colleague to come to
      Kendal'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.

      What is of interest today is that at the Baltimore meeting there
      seemed to be no mention of the Rife microscope. Also, in the light of
      the apparent victory of the "nonfiltrationists" over those who claimed
      that bacteria were filterable, it was curious that Rivers could claim
      to have repeated Kendal's work without the use of the instrument
      Kendall had found so necessary to clearly reveal his filterable forms.

      Kendal's work, however, attracted the rapt attention of the same Dr.
      Edward C. Rosenow who, in 1914, had been able to prove that strains of
      streptococcus were able, under the right conditions, to transmute one
      into the other. In that day, he had written that these "conditions
      were more or less obscure. They seem to call forth new or latent
      energies which were previously not manifest and which now have gained
      the ascendancy."

      As a filtrationist, Rosenow was a maverick among bacteriologists up to
      his death at ninety–four in the 1960s. His work had convinced him,
      also prior to World War I, that organisms in sera – the fluids from
      tissues of immunized animals commonly used as antitoxins to neutralize
      microbes in the body – might in some patients have dangerous
      biological side effects.

      The main implication of Rosenow's work in his own eyes was that
      bacteria were not as important to disease as the terrain on which they
      found themselves. "It would seem," he wrote in his 1914 article, "that
      focal infections are no longer to be looked upon merely as a place of
      entrance of bacteria but as a place where conditions are favorable for
      them to acquire the properties which give them a wide range of
      affinities for various structures."

      Rosenow first became aware of the Rife technique through a patient at
      the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where Rosenow was employed.
      The patient was none other than the same Henry H. Timken, who had
      financially aided Rife to develop his microscope and begin his
      research in the 1920s.

      Rife came to Chicago with his microscope. Kendall invited Rosenow down
      to the Northwestern University Medical School to work with himself and
      Rife on 5 May 1932. For three days, they made a restudy of the Kendall
      forms, Rosenow working with a Zeiss microscope, Kendall with an oil
      immersion dark–field instrument, and Rife with his special device.
      "The oval, motile, turquoise blue bodies," wrote Rosenow of this work,
      "described previously by Kendall and Rife were unmistakably demonstrated."

      The three next decided to filter cultures of the streptococcus
      bacteria that Rosenow had found to be associated with poliomyelitis to
      see what the Rife scope might reveal. What they saw were not the blue
      bodies linked to the typhoid bacillus, but cocci and diplococci of a
      brownish gray color each surrounded by a strange halo. These could
      only be observed in the Rife microscope.

      Moreover, filtrates of a virus considered to be the cause of
      encephalitis showed a considerable number of round forms, singly and
      in pairs, which under the special Rife illumination were pale pink in
      color and somewhat smaller than those seen in the poliomyelitis

      Rosenow's work was panned by Rivers in public forum just as viciously
      as was Kendall's. This was before Rosenow had worked with the Rife
      microscope. "I had one run–in with him," said Rivers, "at a meeting
      held before the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental
      Diseases during Christmas week. in 1931. I was pretty savage with him.
      Do you think that helped? Hell, no, if you ask me for my candid
      opinion, I think that most of the audience believed Rosenow."

      This belief did not last for long. For a variety of reasons, including
      the very difficult methods of culturing the filterable forms of
      bacteria – and lack of the Rife microscope to observe them – the
      "church" of nonfiltrationist bacteriology, of which Rivers was later
      proclaimed "the apostolic father" (does one need better evidence of
      hierarchical priesthoods and priestcraft in science?), was putting the
      filtrationist camp on the defensive.

      Three filtrationists, writing of discoveries similar to those of
      Kendall, just prior to Kendal's Johns Hopkins lecture, thus considered
      it necessary to state in their introduction: "It has come about these
      days that to express convictions that differ from the consensus
      gentium becomes almost professional foolhardiness: It brings down the
      strictures of one's friends and enemies alike."

      They added: "But we are also conscious of the fact that, beneath the
      tumult of controversy between monomorphism and pleomorphism, there is
      being born a new epoch in bacteriology, the limits of the significance
      of which and the possible expansion of which no one can yet surmise."

      Like all scientific revolutions, the epoch would have to wait
      patiently for its time to come. Rosenow was held by his adversaries to
      be 100 percent wrong in many of his observations. His son, Dr. Edward
      C. Rosenow, Jr., chief administrative officer of the American College
      of Physicians, asserts that his father was all but accused by
      Rockefeller Institute research moguls of experimental dishonesty.

      How was it that none of Kendall's or Rosenow's attackers bothered to
      use the Rife microscope? Rife himself admitted that he was not
      confident that his experiments, revealing the BX form, could ever be
      repeated without the use of his scope. "We do not expect any
      laboratory," he wrote, "to be able to produce the BX on account of the
      technique involved and adequate optical equipment. This is why we have
      never publicly announced that BX is the cause of cancer but we have
      succeeded in producing from its inoculation tumors with all the true
      characteristics and pathology of neoplastic tissue from which we have
      repeatedly recovered the BX virus."

      At the end of his life, Rosenow was philosophic about lack of
      acceptance for his findings among his colleagues. "There is no way,"
      he told his son, "to convince one's peer group of something new until
      their attitude of receptivity changes. They simply won't listen." This
      echoes the German Nobel Laureate in physics Max Planck, who stated
      that for new ideas to be accepted, one had to wait for a generation of
      scientists to die off and a new one to replace it.

      The Search Continues

      With respect to Rife's cancer observations, it may be that this
      process of replacement is now taking place.

      Rife's work. has a possible connection with research performed over
      the last twenty years by several pioneers. One pair of them are Dr.
      Irene Diller, a former long–time associate of the Institute for Cancer
      Research in Philadelphia, and Dr. Florence B. Seibert, professor
      emeritus of biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania.

      One day in the late 1950s, Diller called Seibert, who won many awards
      and five honorary doctorates for her more than thirty–year–long work
      on tuberculosis, and asked her to come and look at some microbes on
      slides. On the slides, Seibert observed tiny round organisms. When
      Seibert learned that Diller had isolated them regularly from many
      other tumors, as well as from the blood of leukemia patients, she
      hastened to ask whether Diller could find them in a sarcoma tumor she,
      Seibert, was studying.

      After several weeks, Diller showed Seibert a tube filled with a
      slightly grayish and moist–looking culture fined with small round
      cocci. Injected into mice, they produced cancerous tumors.

      Seibert became convinced that Diller might have found a link to
      cancer. Because so many scientists, believing Diller's new forms to be
      merely "ubiquitous contaminants" in her cultures, were writing off her
      work as spurious, Seibert decided to continue working on the problem
      during her Florida retirement, first at the Mound Park – today the Bay
      Front – Hospital in Saint Petersburg, later at a Veterans
      Administration Hospital.

      Blood samples from cancer patients with varying types of leukemia were
      obtained and from every one of them Seibert was able to isolate
      pleomorphic microbes. These bacterial forms were also isolated from
      tumors, and with a homologous vaccine they decreased tumors in mice.
      Just like those of the Rife–Kendall–Rosenow research, they could
      change from round to rod shaped and even could become long threadlike
      filaments, depending on what medium they were grown in and for how
      long. They would pass a filter and at this stage in their life cycle
      they were about the same size as Rife's BX forms.

      Today there is great stir about, and much money devoted to, viruses in
      relation to the cancer problem. The most recent edition of the
      Encyclopedia Britannica states that "sufficient evidence has been
      acquired to indicate that one or more viruses probably cause cancer in
      man," and that carcinogens, or cancer–producing agents, "are suspected
      of producing cancers by activating viruses latent in the body."

      But, so far, little support is given to those who ascribe bacteria and
      the forms into which they transmute the ability for close association
      with cancer. This legacy of the nonfiltrationist school persists in
      the face of mounting evidence that the filtrationists may have been
      right all along.

      These days, because various bacterial forms have been noted to have
      anomalies in their cellular walls – how could they develop into
      smaller forms if they could not leap beyond or through the walls that
      imprison them? They are known as Cell Wall Deficient Forms. A
      revolutionary new book about them has been written by the Wayne State
      University microbiologist Dr. Lida H. Mattman, Her text opens with the
      statement: "Clandestine, almost unrecognizable, polymorphous bacterial
      growth seems to occur as often as the stereotyped classical boxcars of
      bacilli and pearls of cocci ..." The book's contents would seem to
      indicate that the new era predicted in 1931 for filtrationist
      microbiology is dawning, though presently its adherents are having
      great difficulty both in publishing their work and getting grants for
      further research.

      Sufficient data, writes Mattman, have been amassed to warrant
      reinvestigation, and adds: "There is no subject generally viewed with
      greater skepticism than an association between bacteria and human
      cancer. However, the medical profession may look back with irony at
      the stony reception given by his home colleagues to Koch's paper
      elucidating the etiology of tuberculosis. Similarly, medical students
      were once taught that whooping cough vaccination was an unrealistic
      dream reported only by two women at the Michigan Public Health
      Laboratories and by a pediatrician namer Sauer."

      Most importantly, she concludes: "One must always consider that most
      malignancies are accompanied by an immunodeficiency ... Therefore, we
      could be dealing with a microbe that finds such a host merely a
      suitable environment for habitation."

      This is very close to Rife's own statement that he had unequivocally
      demonstrated that "it was the chemical constituents and chemical
      radicals of an organism which enacted upon the unbalanced cell
      metabolism of the human body to produce disease." Before he died, Rife
      stated: "We have in many instances produced all the symptoms of a
      disease chemically in experimental animals without the inoculation of
      any virus or bacteria into their tissues."

      What, then, of Royal Raymond Rife and his microscope?

      Lingering Questions

      How is it that biologists and physicians, other than Kendall and
      Rosenow, did not rush to investigate it? Why haven't physicists looked
      into the effects Rife achieved with electromagnetic waves of specific
      frequencies upon disease, including cancer?

      Similar effects were observed by Dr. Georges Lakhovsky in Paris, who
      developed a wave emitter called a multiwave oscillator with which he
      cured cancer as well as other diseases in plants and humans. The
      multiwave oscillator is today banned by the FDA as quackery. They have
      also been noted in Bordeaux by another inventor, self–taught as was
      Rife, Antoine Priore, whose apparatus combines the use of
      electromagnetic radiation with a plasma of helium or noble gases
      reminiscent of Rife's method used in detecting and devitalizing BX.

      Are the strange blue, motile forms that Dr, Wilhelm Reich discovered
      in the late 1930s and for which he coined the word bions related to
      the foregoing? Reich observed the bions to spontaneously proliferate
      from specially treated organic matter and even from coal and sand!
      Spontaneous generation of life was supposed to have been laid to rest
      in Reich's time, as it is in ours, and he was accused by fellow
      scientists of confusing Brownian movement of subcellular particles or
      debris in his cultures with the new subcellular forms he claimed to
      have discovered.

      In cancerous patients, Reich observed the bions to degenerate into
      what he called T–bacilli (the T coming from the German word Tod,
      meaning death). When injected into mice, they caused cancer just like
      Rife's BX forms.

      In Copenhagen, a biophysicist named Scott Hill reports that a new book
      written in Russian by two researchers at the Kazakh State University
      in the U.S.S.R. deals with a whole new branch of medical science in
      which "healing" of various disorders is being accomplished by the use
      of ultraweak, monochromatic laser light. Shades of Rife!

      The Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
      maintains that Rife, his microscope, and his life work were tabooed by
      leaders in the U.S. medical profession and that any medical doctor who
      made use of his practical discoveries was stripped of his privileges
      as a member of the local medical society.

      Rife himself died three or four years ago. Considerable digging has
      not established what happened to his estate. The remarkable instrument
      he conceived and developed and its photographic evidence may still be
      in existence. They are worth looking for.

      The assistance of NAJ readers is solicited.*
      [ *After the above article was published, further investigation
      located Rife's "Universal Microscope" in a sorry state of disrepair in
      the San Diego home of John Crane. Efforts to rebuild it have so far
      been unsuccessful. A fascinating book on Rife's saga, The Cancer Cure
      That Worked, by Barry Lynes, was published in 1987 by Marcus Books,
      Toronto, Canada. ]


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      Ultra Microscopes and Cure Rays: Dr. R. Raymond Rife
      Gerry Vassilatos ­ "Lost Science"

      Appendix B
      714–X: A Highly Promising Nontoxic Treatment for
      Cancer and Other Immune Deficiencies
      by Gaston Naessens, Biologist
      ( Reprinted by permission of the author. )

      When one views cancer as a cellular disease, isolated from general
      biological disorders and developing along proper norms that are local
      and independent of any possible carcinogenic agent whose persistence
      is no longer indispensable to the autonomous progression of the
      tumoral process, the therapy is centered on "the tumoral mass," whose
      destruction and radical removal becomes the only imperative means of

      Until now, among the means at our disposal for combating this disease,
      the surgical solution has figured most prominently. This solution,
      which best addresses the notion of "tumor as a local disorder,"
      consists of the radical removal of the autonomous and parasitic mass
      from the cellular agglomeration, which appears as an immediately
      palliative solution.

      Next came the radiation solution. This therapy applied to tumors,
      which promises the destruction of the tumoral mass by deep
      disintegration of the cancerous cells and for which the question of
      dosage and irradiated surface is an important consideration, would not
      be efficient other than to the extent in which the radiation would
      reach the neoplastic, cells, not with the intent of immediate and
      blind disintegration but rather to force a reversal of the
      pathological synthesis that is the source of their malignancy.

      Finally came the chemotherapeutic solution. The therapeutic solution
      based on the use of chemicals toxic to such cells, which is to say by
      karyoclasic poisons that stop the mitoses by plasmatic division and
      chromatic alteration, leads to duplications of the number of
      chromosomes and abnormal mitoses, The karyoclasic action of this
      therapy appears, with regard to neoplastic mitoses, as an essentially
      negative mode of stopping, blockage, and chromial distintegration and
      furthermore presents a danger – without speaking of general toxicity –
      to the mitoses of normal cells and, among others, to that of the
      germinal series.

      Natural Immunity

      For some time already, a new orientation had been taken in the work of
      researchers studying cancer. As a matter of fact, the possibilities of
      natural immunity, as much zoological as physiological or individual in
      the cancer grafts, whose essentially antitissular nature remains
      obscure, have shown that cancer should no longer be considered a
      cellular disease isolated from general biological disorders. To the
      contrary, the evolution of this disease is linked to conditions of the
      organism, and the aptitude to cancerization points back to the
      organism "alone."

      To grow, the tumor needs the organism, and without the latter
      cancerization cannot take place. Given the interaction that exists
      between the organ and the tumor, in particular its vascularization and
      the composition of the blood that irrigates it, as well as the state
      of nervous influx pertaining to it, all modification of these
      different factors can thus have an action on the very life of the
      cancer. The process that at certain times permits the host carrier of
      tumor to stabilize it should be analogous to that which permits an
      individual to harbor in his throat diphtheria bacillis without being
      stricken by this disease. it is possible that similar phenomena occur
      with regard to malignant cells. This is reasoning by analogy. If one
      considers the numerous possible causes of cancer that surround us, is
      it not possible that there exists in certain individuals a resistance
      to the development of cancer?

      Grafts Studies

      A number of studies have been undertaken with the purpose of
      clarifying this problem. The first attempts were undertaken with
      patients stricken with advanced cancer, who had volunteered to undergo
      these experiments. Some tumor fragments, removed from other persons
      and cultivated for a long time in an artificial medium, were implanted
      under the skin of their forearms. The grafts were accepted and
      progressively grew in volume. This result was in contradiction with
      the usual biological rule that requires that a tissue removed from an
      animal does not develop itself if it is grafted on another animal,
      unless the latter is a true twin of the first. The explanation of this
      statement, which appears to be paradoxical, requires that, with
      patients stricken with advanced cancer, the natural defense that
      opposes the acceptance of grafts had disappeared. one could inquire
      further if all the usual defenses of these fatigued patients had thus
      given up. The experiment showed that the normal defense mechanism that
      yielded to the cancer remained intact in all other respects. It is
      thus that a graft of normal tissue was rapidly eliminated. The two
      possible explanations were that either the cancerous tissue had a
      particular ability of growth contrary to the usual laws that rule
      grafts, or the patient had lost, especially with regard to cancerous
      cells, the possibilities of normal defense. The question then was:
      Would cancer cells transplanted to a normal individual be capable of

      A systematic study of this question had been undertaken by the cancer
      research center in New York, which called on volunteers from an
      American prison. From more than one hundred volunteers, fifty men were
      chosen. These men received an implant of a human cancer culture, the
      same type as that which had been utilized within the patients stricken
      with cancer. With the fifty volunteers, there had been one important
      defensive local inflammatory reaction, and the graft disappeared
      completely in four weeks. This experiment demonstrated that the human
      body possesses some type of resistance to the growth of cancers
      transplanted from another man. This resistance does not exist with
      patients stricken by advanced cancer. These experiments lead one to
      attempt to stimulate the natural defense of an organism against
      cancer. This is why several research projects were undertaken in the
      area of immunology.

      It is a question of knowing if the elements that constitute the
      malignant tumor, essentially the chemical elements that form the cell
      or the nucleus, are capable of playing the role of antigen. That is to
      say, to provoke in the organism that contains them the formation of
      antagonistic substances called antibodies, whose role it is to oppose
      the development of the former, or antigen. If such a property can be
      disclosed in malignant tumors, it would indicate the possibility of
      promoting the formation of such antibodies for fighting against the
      development of cancer.

      The problem is not so simple, though, because the normal tissues from
      which cancer results are grafted on another subject. It is necessary
      to suppress the antibodies thereby formed in order to verify if other
      antibodies exist whose formation would be due to the presence of
      malignant tissue. It would be necessary to admit that not the tumor
      but perhaps one or several elements of the cell play the role of
      foreign body in its development of the organism. It is possible to
      consider that, in certain circumstances, there exists a certain degree
      of antigenic properties, and that it may then be possible to promote
      the development and encourage the formation of corresponding
      antibodies. This phenomenon would then be able to explain why certain
      carrier subjects of cancer, although having diffused the cells from
      the primary tumor in the organism, do not lead to the development of
      other metastases. The cells stopped at other points could have
      provoked there the formation of antibodies that were opposed to their
      development or that could have destroyed them. One can equally
      envision a lowering of immunity that had stabilized the swarming
      cells, thus allowing for the development of metastases years after the
      destruction of the initial tumor.

      Tumor Cells

      The problem of cancer viewed from this angle makes it necessary to
      study the life of the malignant cell in order to discover which
      antigenic agents would be capable of producing such antibodies as are
      capable of destroying cancerous cells. Despite very particular aspects
      of the malignant cell, it is surprising to note that one may again ask
      how it can differ from a normal cell. Research seeking to put into
      evidence a new element not found in normal cells found no conclusive
      result. On the contrary, it would seem that there are qualitative
      differences in the choice made by the cell between the primary
      materials that supply it in particular in the chemical phenomena and
      the fermentations leading to the formation of nucleic acids – the role
      of which is essential in the Life of the cell.

      Tumor cells utilize more glucose than normal cells, but no
      quantitative differences have been found between normal tissue and
      tumoral tissue. This strongly indicates an increase in the formation
      of lactic acid. Tumor cells utilize the energy produced by the
      destruction of carbohydrates for the synthesis of cellular proteins at
      greater levels than normal cells. The cells return to a simpler form.
      The phenomena associated with fermentation (linked to ferments called
      enzymes), basic to proper life, simplify the cell, which then loses
      more or less those functions that individualize it and make it pertain
      to a specialized organ. Before the cell has utilized all its capacity
      for synthesis, it divides, thus prematurely interrupting the cycle of
      its activities and aggravating the disorder at each division. In
      response, it recovers former properties remembered from its origin –
      most important of which is the aptitude to multiply more rapidly, with
      consequences that are one of the manifestations of its malignancy,
      This abnormal growth in number is due to a liberation of the control
      system that normally maintains tissue harmony. The cells then become
      dangerous parasites or anarchists in the midst of the cellular
      community. The malignant cells appear "privileged and antisocial."
      They first monopolize materials, and, in particular, amino acids,
      indispensable to the life of all cells, whether normal or malignant,
      What is especially striking is the intensity of these physical or
      chemical phenomena in comparison to ordinary chemical phenomena in
      normal conditions. The surrounding conditions (temperature, pH, and
      molecular pressure) have a capital importance in the phenomena of
      cellular, life.

      Physical State of Humors

      Of all the problems, the most important is, without doubt, the
      disorders of the humoral system engendered by these phenomena and the
      consequences that come from the behavior of individuals in a normal or
      pathological state. Hippocrates, and, well before his time, the
      Hebrews and the Egyptians, already attributed the major part of morbid
      incidents to troubled humors. By "humors," we mean the extra–cellular
      liquids of the organism. They form the fluid part of the circulating
      blood – the plasma – in which the sanguine elements appear, such as
      the suspended white and red blood cells, and also all the interstitial
      liquids, either lacunal or other, which bathe, impregnate, or encircle
      the tissue and organs. Not having a precise means of investigation,
      the ancients completely ignored how and why humors can be innovative.
      Later, when the constitution of these humors became known, medicine
      sought to discover which of the substances that compose these humors
      was responsible for the incidence of pathology. Having identified that
      all experimentally provoked variations, in terms of diverse humorous
      constitutional elements, had been powerless to reproduce the symptoms
      of acute or chronic disease, they came to this conclusion –
      diametrically opposed to that of Hippocrates. that the humoral state
      plays no role in the genesis of illness. Medicine then became
      "solids": Only lesions were considered important; the state of humors
      was left aside.

      On a modern basis, we will endeavor to recognize the triumph of
      humoral medicine in discovering the real reason for the innovative
      behavior of humors, which resides not in their chemical constitution,
      but in the physical state of certain elements, when the latter ones
      change to the state of a solid. We are drawn to examine the behavior
      of observable elements in all biological liquids; in particular, our
      attention has been retained by extremely tenuous particles, whose
      presence has already been signaled by numerous authors at the end of
      the previous century.

      For quite some time already, the microscope has been an indispensable
      instrument for precise measurement in research laboratories and the
      industry. The classical microscope normally permits enlargement on the
      order of 1800 X with a resolution of 0.1 microns. The electron
      microscope permits enlargement on the order of 400,000 X with a
      resolution of 30 to 50 angstroms. But use of the latter necessitates
      manipulations that alter the physical aspect of objects being observed.

      We have thus perfected an instrument for microscopic observation,
      which we have called the Somatoscope. The primary quality of this
      apparatus is that it permits the observation of live elements and can
      follow the polymorphism to enlargements attaining 30,000 X with a
      resolution on the order of 150 angstroms. Using this instrument, we
      have observed, in all biological liquids and particularly in the
      blood, an elementary particle endowed with a movement of
      electronegative repulsion, possessing a polymorphic nature. We have
      called it the somatid. This extremely tenuous particle, whose
      dimension varies from a few angstroms to 0.1 microns, can be isolated
      and put in a culture. We could then observe the polymorphic cycle. We
      were surprised to discover in this cycle such elements that we had
      regularly seen in the blood of healthy persons but equally in the
      blood of carriers of diverse diseases. We made certain correlations.

      In the blood of healthy persons, we observe somatids, spores, and
      double spores. In the course of this microcycle, we can detect the
      production of a trephone. This is a proliferative hormone
      indispensable to cellular division. Without it, life does not exist.
      In healthy individuals, the evolution of this cycle is stopped at the
      level of the double spore because of the presence of trephone
      inhibitors in the blood. These are either mineral substances, such as
      copper, mercury, aluminum, and lead, or organic substances, such as
      cyanhydric acid, etc. In the course of this microcycle, the quantity
      of trephones necessary for cellular multiplication is thus elaborated.
      If, because of stress or some biological disturbances, the inhibitors
      in the blood diminish in concentration, the somatid cycle continues
      its natural evolution and one sees the appearance of diverse forms of
      bacteria. These have also been termed by German scientists during the
      1930s syphonospora polymorpha.

      Next come the mycobacterial forms, and then the yeast–like forms.
      These forms with a dimension of 4 to 5 microns evolve rapidly into
      ascospores, then by maturation become asci. At this stage of
      evolution, the ascus, after staining on a blood smear, appears as a
      small lymphocyte and cannot be differentiated by conventional means.
      Next come the filamentous forms. One can observe from an ascus the
      formation of a thallus in which evolves a cytoplasm of increasing
      importance. The cytoplasm is formed from the ascus and a conjuncture
      is observable between them. It is by this conjuncture and by
      peristalsis that the cytoplasm forms in the thallus. This apparent
      mycelial form responds to none of the criteria of fungal elements. In
      fact, it is in no way affected by massive doses of Amphotericin B,
      Fungizone, or other antifungal agents. When this pseudomycelial
      element has attained its full maturity with an extremely active
      cytoplasm, we then witness the bursting of this thallus and the
      liberation into the surroundings of an enormous quantity of new
      particles capable of reinitiating a complete cycle. The empty thallus
      has a fibrous aspect. Furthermore, it is often seen on blood smears
      but it is considered as an artifact of the staining procedure.

      From the preceding observations, we have been able to draw the
      following conclusions:

      1. Cellular division requires the presence of the somatid (which
      is either in the animal or plant domain).

      2. Trephones are elaborated by the somatid.

      3. The somatid is capable of polymorphism. This polymorphism is
      controlled by inhibitors found in the blood.

      4. A deficiency of sanguine inhibitors permits the elaboration
      of a large quantity of trephones, which in turn lead to disorders in
      cellular metabolism.

      5. All degenerative diseases are a consequence of these disorders.

      In light of the above observations, the notion of "cancer, a general
      disease which is localized," takes on its meaning when one examines
      the evolutionary process of this affliction. This process can be
      divided in two parts:

      First Part: Cancerization, or initiation

      When, for whatever reason, the sanguine inhibitors diminish and the
      polymorphism of the somatid is no longer stopped at the double spore
      state, an exaggerated formation of trephones in the organism leads the
      cell to return to a simpler form. The phenomena of fermentation
      (linked to ferments called enzymes), basic to proper life, simplifies
      the cell. It then loses more or less those functions that give it its
      individuality and make it pertain to a specialized organ. The cell is
      divided even before it has utilized all its capacity for synthesis,
      thus prematurely interrupting the cycle of its activities and
      aggravating its disorder at each division. In response, it recovers
      old properties remembered from its origin the most important of which
      is the aptitude to multiply rapidly, with consequences that are one of
      the manifestations of its malignancy. This abnormal growth in number
      is due to a liberation of the control system which normally maintains
      cellular harmony.

      At this stage, the cancerization is effective. It can be called
      initiation, or precancerous. We now have an accelerated and anarchic
      multiplication of one or several cells which provokes, by an
      agglomeration of their descendants, the occurrence of a new "entity"
      opposing the organism that had given birth to it, The immune system
      then enters into action and fights actively to eliminate this entity.
      In this fashion, we develop a small cancer daily, but our immune
      system rids us of it.

      Second Part: Cocancerization, or promotional

      If the immune system is somewhat deficient and the new entity has been
      able to reach a certain proportion, it then attains a "critical mass"
      of cells in anarchic proliferation. This entity that has been able to
      escape from the immune system needs an enormous quantity of nitrogen
      for subsistence (the cells of this entity are moreover named nitrogen
      traps) – It then emits a substance that allows it to withdraw nitrogen
      derivatives from the organism and that, at the same time, paralyzes
      the immune system. We have called this substance Cocancerogenic K
      Factor (CKF).

      The paralyzing action of CKF against the immune system appears only
      when the critical mass of cells in anarchic proliferation is reached.
      From this moment, the organism finds itself without defense against
      this new entity that can develop at will and progressively invade its

      We can conclude from this analysis that:

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