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.

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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 micro–beyond.

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 light.

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 paralysis.

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 effective.

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 bacillus.

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 noted.

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 simultaneously.

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 aborning.

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 preparations.

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 recovery.

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 growing?

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 host.

We can conclude from this analysis that:

    1. The cancerization, or initiation, phase is linked to the reduction of sanguine inhibitors and a weakness of the immune system.

    2. The cocancerization, or promotion, phase is the direct consequence of a paralyzed immune system provoked by a substance called CKF. This substance is elaborated by anarchic cells in order to withdraw, from the organism, nitrogen derivatives necessary for proliferation.

An understating of this process makes it possible to propose a therapy leading to the suppression of CKF. As a matter of fact, if the latter is neutralized, the immune system can regain its initial activity and consider each anarchic cell composing the tumors as a foreign body to be rejected.

After having carried out numerous experiments on camphor and its derivative, we have discovered that this product is endowed with remarkable pharmaceutical properties since it impedes the formation of the CKF substance, which puts leucocytes and other phagocytic elements of the organism in a state of negative chemotaxis, that is to say, in a state of paralysis during diverse degenerative diseases.

Camphor is neither an antimitotic nor an antimetabolite. Its property of inhibiting the CKF resides in the fact that it carries to the tumor cells all the nitrogen that it needs, suppressing by the same action the secretion that would paralyze the immune system. We have therefore proposed for experimentation. a camphor derivative by the name of 714–X.

714–X — also called "trimethylbicyclonitramineoheptane chloride"

714–X can be obtained here.

Recent Studies of the Somatid

Appendix C

Addendum to the Second Edition

by Christopher Bird

In June 1991, Gaston Naessens, for the first time in his research life, hosted a scientific conference of his own. Held in the remote university town of Sherbrooke, Quèbec, it attracted some two hundred participants from thirty–one of the fifty states, as well as from Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Austria.

Among the audience were at least thirty doctors of medicine and osteopathy and a dozen dentists, plus professionals practicing homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, microbiology, laboratory technology, and engineering. Added to their number were representatives of research institutes and foundations along with men and women afflicted with cancer, multiple sclerosis, and other diseases.

What had caused this host of hadjis to make the long trek to a little–known North American "Mecca"? They wanted to learn whether seemingly "unbelievable" fundamental biological discoveries, perhaps as important as any in this century, were "for real."

My account of the proceedings at Naessens's "Symposium on Somatidian Orthobiology" can be found in the October 1991 issue of the Townsend Latter for Doctors (see Resources).

During the less than a year since Hal and Linda Kramer marshaled the considerable courage needed to publish this book, many others have contributed time and effort to a dissemination of the story it tells. Appearances on radio talk shows broadcast around the nation, some of them by shortwave around the world, produced in 1991 over five thousand phone calls, many of them from victims of degenerative disease.

One particularly memorable radio appearance began with the host's telling me that she had also invited a physician specializing at a large cancer hospital in a city in the southern United States. Before we went on the air, for a full hour, I braced myself for what I thought would be an acrimonious debate between a doctor of the orthodox cancer school and a writer myself – who was challenging that orthodoxy.

Imagine my surprise when my medical interlocutor began his remarks by saying that it was truly a shame that he and many of his colleagues were being prevented by the "system" from using, or even learning about, novel and potentially helpful approaches to cancer treatment such as the one developed by Gaston Naessens.

I was deeply moved by this physician's plight, and by his honesty, for over the months since this book has appeared, it has been my privilege and my pride to meet – either face to face or over the telephone – with dozens of doctors who would like nothing more than to become better informed on new medical discoveries. But they are prevented from doing so by the medical establishment, dictated to by a multibillion–dollar drug industry.

Thirteen of the doctors who called me were eager to know how they could get access to treatments such as those devised by Gaston Naessens for themselves, their wives, or their relatives to treat grave cases of cancer with which they had become afflicted.

In each case, I interjected my own question: "Doctor, how come you're not advising yourself (or those close to you) to go the same prescription route you've been recommending for so long to your patients? Chemotherapy, or radiation, or the like?" And each time, though phrased slightly differently, the answer came back: "Because we know it doesn't work!" When I heard this answer, sometimes voiced late at night, I wondered if I were living in a world gone medically mad.

As I continue, somewhat against my will, to research the "politics" behind this medical madness, I am prevented from drowning in the utter cynicism of it all by knowing that I am an ally of allies worthy of the name.

As the testimonials on the opening pages of this book make clear, eminent practitioners of what I have come to call "new options" medicine – I do not think the words "alternative" or "complementary" are as relevant – have begun to step forward to testify to the sheer brilliance of Gaston Naessens's discoveries.

Little by little, and at a much faster pace than I, or Naessens, or anyone, might have expected, the work of this French–born biologist of genius is coming to the attention and approbation of enlightened medical practitioners.

In January 1992, Naessens and his microscope were featured in a cover story by the prestigious International Journal of Alternate and Complementary Medicine in the United Kingdom. In May 1992, Gaston Naessens and I have been invited to speak at an international conference called "AIDS: A Different View," scheduled to take place in Amsterdam.

In the United States, new magazines devoted to "new options" medicine are championing Naessens's cause. One of them is edited and published by a woman who, afflicted simultaneously with cancer and multiple sclerosis, came back from the dead after researching what new medical treatments had to offer.

Many individuals and organizations are waking up to the fact that establishment medicine, in its attitude to the treatment and prevention of degenerative disease, is bankrupt. Communications among them are so far so tenuous that many do not know the existence of the others, and vice versa. It is up to us all to make efforts to become more mutually acquainted and interactive.

Perhaps the most exciting thing announced by Gaston Naessens at the Quèbec symposium was his recent invention of a new light–gathering condenser that, retrofitted to any standard make of dark–field microscope, can reveal the somatid and its cycle in the blood in nearly as much detail as can Naessens's original "somatoscope."

Armed with these new tools, medical practitioners are at last afforded a way to monitor the progression of the somatid cycle in the blood of ailing patients and its regression in the blood of patients under treatment ... by any modality.

So things are looking up in the medical field. What once seemed only a possibility, and a widely denied one at that, is slowly becoming a probability on its way to becoming a reality. Naessens's new biology is not moving toward a future. It is moving forward from the future.

Christopher Bird Sandy Springs, Georgia February 1992


714–X is licensed for export from Canada to any other country via a doctor's prescription mailed or faxed to C.O.S.E., 5260 Rue Fontaine, Rock Forest, Quèbec, Canada JIN 3B6; fax: (819) 564–4668; tel.: (819) 564–7883.

714–X can be obtained in the U.S.A . through Sovereign Consultants international (Dr. Dietmar Schildwaechter), P.O. Box 16602, Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C. 20041; fax and tel.: (703) 430–7789.

714–X exclusive distributor for Mexico: Megasan S.A. de C.V., Calle A, No. 6 Col. Chula Vista, Tijuana, B.C. 21299 Mexico; tel.: 84–42–27; tel. outside Mexico: 011 (526) 684–4227. Mailing address in U.S.A.: 416 W. San Ysidro Blvd., Suite 888, San Ysidro, CA 92143.

A new videocassette tape (fifty–five minutes), "Somatidian Orthobiology: Theory and Techniques," can be obtained from (1) C.O.S.E.; (2) The Gaia Institute, 5484 Trimble Road, Atlanta, GA 30342; fax: (404) 252–9160; tel.: (404) 256–9002; (3) Writers and Research, Rochester, N.Y.; tel.: (800) 448–4432. A second videocassette tape, presently in production, will incontrovertibly demonstrate the reality of the somatid and how it differs from lipoproteins in the blood.

Copies of The Persecution and Trial of Gaston Naessens (2nd printing) can be obtained from the Gaia Institute, Writers and Research, or from in–the–know bookstores.

My article "Gaston Naessens's Symposium on Somatidian Orthobiology: A Beachhead Established" was published in the October 1991 issue of the Townsend Letter for Doctors (Johnathan Collin, M.D., editor–publisher) 911 Tyler Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368–6541; tel.: (206) 385–6021.

A copy can be obtained from any of the above–listed addresses or from the magazine.

My article "To Be or Not to Be?: The Mystery of Pleomorphic Microbial Organisms," a reprint of my lecture at the June 1991 symposium, was published in vol. 2, no. 6 (199 1) of The American RAUM and ZEIT, The Now Dimension in Scientific Research (Chrystyn Jackson, editor–publisher), P.O. Box 1508, Mount Vernon, WA 98273; fax: (206) 424–6029; tel.: (206) 424–6034. Copies can be obtained from the magazine.

A fifteen–page cover story, including three articles, on Gaston Naessens and his research was published in the December 1990 issue of Health Consciousness (Roy Kupsinel, M.D., editor–publisher), P.O. Box 550, Oviedo, FL 32765; fax: (407) 365–1834; tel.: (800) 727–7521. Copies can be obtained from the magazine.

A cover story on Gaston Naessens and his microscope was published in the January 1992 issue of The international Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, United Kingdom. Copies can be obtained from C.O.S.E. and Writers and Research.

For physicians and biomedical professionals, the new light–gathering condenser for retrofitting to any standard dark–field microscope can be obtained from C.O.S.E.

The most experienced medical professional in the use of the condenser–retrofitted dark–field microscope is David Ganong, D.M.D., 51 Hill Street, Hanover, MA 02339; tel.: (617) 829–9066. Dr. Ganong has made extensive video footage of the somatid and its cycle.

From The Merck Index – 6

2–Camphanone; 1,7,7–trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]–2–lieptanone; 2–keto–1,7,7–trimethylnorcamphane;   gum camphor; Japan, Formosa, laurel camphor.   C10H16O;   mol. wt. 152.23.   C – 78.89%,   H – 10.60%.

Camphor Collodial Molecule

Occurs in all parts of the camphor tree, Laurus camphora (Cinnamonum camphora), habitat Java, Sumatra, China (central provinces), Japan, Formosa, Brazil.

Obtained by steam distillation from comminuted trees which should be at least 50 years old.

Description of various indigenous processes: Ullmann, Enzyklopädie, vol. 3 (1929); Gubelmann, Elley, Ind. Eng. Chem. 26, 589 (1934). Practical methods of total synthesis were made possible by the diene synthesis.

Modern processes start with vinyl chloride and cyclopentadiene to obtain the important intermediate dehydronorbornyl chloride. The partial synthesis from pinene (abundant in the U.S.) is also important. Review by K. Alder in New Methods of Preparative Organic Chemistry, New York (1948).

More than three–fourths of the camphor sold in the U.S. is produced synthetically, and most of it is sold in the racemic form, although the U.S.P. specifies the dextrorotatory form. Most camphor produced in the U.S. is made from pinene.

Translucent mass with crystalline fracture. Rhombohedral crystals from alcohol. Cubic crystals by melting and chilling. Familiar fragrant and penetrating odor. Slightly bitter and cooling taste. d254 0.992. m. 179.75° (corr., open capillary, 2 mm. diam.). b. 204°. Sublimes appreciably at room temp. and press. Keep in tight containers away from heat. At 80° and 12 mm. press. 14% sublimes within 60 minutes. Is very volatile in steam. ... The water content of the ethanol influences the rotation considerably. ...

Absorption Max. 292 mµ in chloroform. At 25° one gram dissolves in about 800 ml. water (giving a Colloidal Solution), in 1 ml. alcohol, 1 ml. ether, 0.5 ml. chloroform, 0.4 ml. benzene, 0.4 ml. acetone, 1.5 ml. oil of turpentine, 0.5 ml. glacial acetic acid.

Soluble in aniline, nitrobenzene, carbon disulfide, tetralin, decalin, methylhexalin, petr. ether, in the higher alcohols, in fixed and volatile oils. Also soluble in concd. mineral acids, in phenol, in liquid NH3 and in liquid SO2.

Camphor has a peculiar tenacity and cannot be powdered in a mortar unless it is moistened with an organic solvent. Liquefies when triturated with chloral hydrate, menthol resorcinol, salol, ß-naphthol, thymol, phenol, urethan.

Incompatible with potassium permanganate, and salts of any kind should not be added to camphor water.

Oxime CN10H17NO prisms from petr. ether, m. 118-119°. ...

Use: Excellent plasticizer for cellulose esters and ethers; used in manuf. of plastics, esp. celluloid; in lacquers and varnishes; in explosives; in pyrotechnics; as moth repellent; in embalming fluids; in manuf. cymene; as preservative in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Grades available: U.S.P., technical.

Med. Use: Local analgesic and antipruritic. Has been used as circulatory and respiratory stimulant.

Toxicity: 0.7 to 1.0 g. may be fatal to children and toxic to adults. Symptoms are headache, excitement, delirium, convulsions. Death results from respiratory failure.

Vet. Use: Extern. rubefacient, antipruritic, analgesic. Intern. circulatory and respiratory stimulant.

Camphorated Oil. Camphor liniment. 1 part camphor + 4 cottonseed oil (1 camphor, 4 olive oil, B.P.).

Med. Use: Locally counterirritant. Has been used s.c. or i.m. as an analeptic in respiratory and circulatory failure.

Vet. Use: Counterirritant in sprains, bruises, mastitis, rheumatism, etc. Grades available: U.S.P.

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