- Dr. Morris Fishbein (1889-1976) originally
studied to be a clown. Realizing he could make more money as a doctor,
he entered medical school (where he failed anatomy), then barely graduated.
He never treated a patient in his life.
- Why is he so important? Because he became
head of the AMA, a position that he used to enrich himself and crush legitimate
therapies out of existence. He appeared to be motivated solely by money
- As head of the AMA (and editor of the
Journal of the American Medical Association from 1924-1949), he decided
which drugs could be sold to the public based only how much advertising
money he could extort from drug manufacturers, whom he required to place
expensive ads in the JAMA. There were no drug-testing agencies, only Fishbein.
It was irrelevant if the drugs worked.
- Fishbein was a shakedown artist. Yet,
today, there is a Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and
Medicine at the University of Chicago.
- The AMA, a State-backed guild which today
has a near-stranglehold on the medical profession, was founded in 1847
merely as a social and scientific organization. Its original purpose was
totally appropriate. It was in their private (and the public's) interest
for practitioners to get together to trade knowledge, and, for all the
outward seriousness of the organization, to have some fun. The original
purpose always seems to get lost, though. Some members always want to use
the State to reduce the supply of practitioners (which increases income)
and eliminate competition (which also increases income, and, much more
seriously, reduces innovation). This happened with he AMA, which is why
it is now a danger to the health of the American people.
- In 1900, while attending the annual AMA
convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, three doctors came up with the always-destructive
but all-too-human idea of using the AMA as a front, in order to form a
closed corporation for their financial benefit. A constitution, bylaws
and a charter were created which appeared to give the members of the AMA
a say in the activities of the corporation, whereas in reality the three
directors had complete control. These three formed smaller political machines
in every state, which they controlled through the main corporation.
- In 1924, not surprisingly (perhaps inevitably)
one of the directors became involved in a scandal and had to resign. He
appointed Fishbein to take his place. Fishbein ultimately took control
of the AMA, and by 1934 owned all of the stock. In his new position he
was able to assume dictatorial control of the state licensing boards and
made it as difficult as he could for any doctor who did not join. He, and
the three doctors who formed the corporation, were little more than extortionists,
ones who made millions by using the power of the State.
- The AMA, which started out as a legitimate
organization, rapidly became crooked. And Fishbein was the main cause.
- The worst of Fishbein's sins was his
destruction of Royal Rife. Royal Raymond Rife
- I don't know if Royal Raymond Rife was
legitimate or not. I believe the evidence leans towards his being a once-in-a-century
- He was born in 1888 in Elkhorn, Nebraska,
and died in 1971, at age 83. He grew up with a passion for microscopes,
microbiology, and electronics.
- He was brilliant. There can be no doubt
about that. He invented technology still used today in optics, electronics,
radiochemistry, biochemistry, ballistics, and aviation. Some of his many
inventions included a heterodyning ultraviolet microscope, a microdissector,
and a micromanipulator. He studied at John Hopkins, received 14 major awards,
and was honored with an honorary doctorate from the University of Heidelberg.
He worked for Zeiss Optics, the US government, and several private employers,
the most notable of them being Henry Timkin, who made millions manufacturing
- Most people have never heard of Rife.
- By 1920, Rife had built the world's first
microscope that was strong enough for the him to see a virus (he sometimes
had to painfully adjust his microscope for up to 24 hours to get the specimen
into focus). By 1932, after 12 years and five microscopes, he perfected
his technology and had constructed the largest and most powerful of them,
which he called his "Universal Microscope." It had almost 6,000
different parts and could magnify objects 61,000 times their normal size.
With this two-foot-tall, 200-pound microscope, Rife became the first to
see a live virus, and until recently, his microscope was the only one which
could do this.
- Modern electron microscopes, although
more powerful than Rife's invention, instantly kill the viruses they are
focused upon. Rife's microscope left the viruses alive, so they could be
- Rife's genius was first introduced to
the public in the San Diego Union newspaper in 1929, and was followed by
an article in Popular Science in 1931. Articles describing his great scientific
breakthroughs appeared in the established scientific press in for the first
time in late 1931 in Science magazine, as well as California and Western
- In 1944, the Smithsonian Institute in
Washington, DC, published a detailed article about Rife in their national
journal, with his microscope the focus of it. But what was revealed to
their readers was not only Rife's microscope, but how he was able to destroy
- As far back as 1920, Rife had identified
a virus that he believed caused cancer. He called it the "BX virus."
He made over 20,000 unsuccessful attempts to transform normal cells into
tumor cells. He failed until he irradiated the virus, caught it in a porcelain
filter, and injected in into lab animals. Using this technique, he created
400 tumors in a row.
- He began subjecting this virus to different
radio frequencies to see if it was affected by them. He discovered what
he called the "Mortal Oscillatory Rate" (MOR) of the virus. He
successfully cured cancer in his 400 experimental animals before he decided
to run tests on humans.
- What Rife was doing was using resonance
to kill the virus. Everything vibrates at different frequencies. If the
resonance is correct, it can be used to shatter, just as a singer can use
it to break a wineglass. By finding the proper resonance, Rife was able
to shatter the virus. This is why he called it the Mortal Oscillatory Rate.
- Rife claims he also discovered the frequencies
which destroyed herpes, polio, spinal meningitis, tetanus, influenza, and
many other dangerous, disease-causing organisms. All told, there were over
50 infectious diseases that he apparently discovered cures for.
- How did Rife do this? He painstakingly
obtained the MORS by tuning the dial of the frequency generator while observing
the sample pathogen under his microscope. When a frequency was discovered
that destroyed a particular microorganism, its dial position was marked.
The actual frequencies were determined later after his experiments. What
he did, he apparently did intuitively and unwittingly, and it is doubtful
he completely understood the theoretical method he utilized. For one thing,
there was at that time no theory to explain what he was doing. (In doing
research for this article, I have come to the conclusion that Rife was
so far advanced over currently available theories that he could not explain
what he was doing.)
- In the summer of 1934, one of Rife's
close friends, Dr. Milbank Johnson, along with the University of Southern
California, appointed a Special Medical Research Committee to bring 16
terminally cancer patients from Pasadena County Hospital to Rife's San
Diego Laboratory and clinic for treatment. The team included doctors and
pathologists assigned to examine the patients - if they were still alive
- after 90 days.
- Some of the other scientists and doctors
Rife worked with were: E.C. Rosenow, Sr. (longtime Chief of Bacteriology,
Mayo Clinic); Arthur Kendall (Director, Northwestern Medical School); Dr.
George Dock; Alvin Foord (pathologist); Rufus Klein-Schmidt (President
of USC); R.T. Hamer (Superintendent, Paradise Valley Sanitarium); Whalen
Morrison (Chief Surgeon, Santa Fe Railway); George Fischer (Childrens Hospital,
N.Y.); Edward Kopps (Metabolic Clinic, La Jolla); Karl Meyer (Hooper Foundation,
S.F.); and M. Zite (Chicago University).
- At first, the patients were given three
minutes of the appropriate frequency every day. The treatment consisted
of the patients standing next to one of Rife's generators, which irradiated
them. It was much the same as standing in front of a large fluorescent
light. The researchers soon learned this was too much of the treatment.
Suspecting the human body needed more time to dispose of the dead toxins,
they reduced the time to three minutes every third day.
- After the 90 days of treatment, the committee
concluded that 14 of the patients had been completely cured. After the
treatment was adjusted, the remaining two of the patients responded within
the next four weeks. The total recovery rate using Rife's technology was
100%. The treatment was painless, and the side effects, minimal, if any.
Except for building the generators, the total cost was a little electricity
(today, the cost of treating a cancer patient averages $300,000 were person.
That's a lot of money, and the cancer industry is big business.)
- Rife wrote in 1953, "Sixteen cases
were treated at the clinic for many types of malignancy. After three months,
14 of these so-called hopeless cases were signed off as clinically cured
by the staff of five medical doctors and Dr. Alvin G. Foord, M.D., pathologist
for the group."
- In 1937 Rife and some colleagues established
a company called Beam Ray. They manufactured fourteen of Rife's "frequency
instruments." Dr. James Couche, who was present at the clinic, used
one of Rife's machines with great success for 22 years, long after the
AMA had banned it.
- Then, to Rife's, and the nation's great
misfortune, Fishbein heard about Rife's frequency machine.
- Fishbein sent an attorney to make a token
attempt to buy out Rife. Rife refused. Although no one knows the exact
terms of the offer, it was probably similar to the one Fishbein made to
Harry Hoxsey for his herbal cancer remedy (which Fishbein, in court, had
to admit worked on skin cancer):
- Fishbein and his associates would receive
all profits for nine years and Hoxey would receive nothing. Then, if they
were satisfied that it worked, Hoxsey would begin to receive 10% of the
profits. When Hoxsey refused, Fishbein used his political connections to
have Hoxsey arrested 125 times in a period of 16 months. The charges (based
on practicing without a license) were always thrown out of court, but Fishbein
harassed Hoxsey for 25 years. The only good thing that came out of it is
that the scandal forced Fishbein to resign.
- Fishbein then offered Phil Hoyland, an
investor in Beam Ray and an electrical engineer who had helped build the
frequency instruments, legal assistance in an attempt to steal the company
from Rife and the other investors. A lawsuit ensued.
- The trial of 1939 put an end to the proper
scientific investigation of Rife's frequency machine. Rife, who was not
as resilient as Hoxsey, became unglued. Unable to cope with the savage
and unfair attacks in court, he crumbled, turned to alcohol, and became
an alcoholic. This, even though he won the case. Unfortunately, the legal
bills bankrupted Beam Ray, and it closed down. Fishbein used his power
within the AMA to halt any further investigation of Rife's work.
- In 1950 Rife joined up with John Crane,
who was an electrical engineer. They worked together for ten years, building
more advanced frequency machines. But in 1960 the AMA closed them down.
Crane was imprisoned for three years and one month, even though fourteen
patients testified as to the effectiveness of the machine (the forewoman
of the jury was an AMA doctor). Rife died in 1971, from a combination of
alcohol and Valium. He had spend the last one-third of his life as an alcoholic.
- What happened to all of those who had
supported Rife? By 1939 most of them were denying they ever knew him, even
though 44 of them had honored Rife on November 20, 1931 with a banquet
billed as "The End to All Diseases" at Dr. Milbank's Pasadena
- Arthur Kendall, who worked with Rife
on the cancer virus, accepted almost a quarter of a million dollars to
suddenly "retire" in Mexico. This was a huge amount of money
during the Depression. Dr. George Dock was silenced with an enormous grant,
along with the highest honors the AMA could bestow. Everyone except Dr.
Couche and Dr. Milbank Johnson gave up Rife's work and went back to prescribing
drugs. Johnson died in 1944.
- The medical journals, supported almost
entirely by drug company advertising revenues and controlled by the AMA,
refused to publish any paper by anyone on Rife's therapy. Generations of
medical students graduated without hearing of Rife's breakthroughs in medicine.
- And what happened to Rife's decades of
meticulous evidence of his work, including film and stop-motion photographs?
Parts of his instruments, photographs, film, and written records were stolen
from his lab. No one knows who was behind it. No one was never caught.
- Rife's documentation for the cancer clinic
was lost when he lent them to Dr. Arthur Yale a few years later. Barry
Lynes, who reintroduced Rife's work to the public in 1986, in his book
The Cancer Cure that Worked, wrote, "Documents show the clinic existed
and succeeded in curing cancer. And doctors who continued treating seriously
ill people with success because of what the frequency instrument accomplished
in 1934 tell the real story, as do signed reports from cured cancer patients
in later years."
- While Rife attempted to reproduce his
missing data, his virus microscopes were vandalized. Pieces of his Universal
Microscope were stolen. Earlier, arson had destroyed the multi-million
dollar Burnett Lab in New Jersey, just as the scientists there were preparing
to announce confirmation of Rife's work. But the last blow came later,
when police illegally confiscated the remainder of Rife's 50 years of research.
- Fortunately, his death was not the end
of his electronic therapy. A few humanitarian doctors and engineers attempted
to reconstruct his frequency machines and keep his work alive.
- But do these modern machines work? I
don't know. Modern reseachers are trying to replicate the life's work of
what may been one of the greatest geniuses in history.
- If you'll look at the reviews of Lynes'
book at Amazon.com., there are people who swear by Rife's machines. A doctor
I know (who lives outside the US and wishes to remain anonymous) told me,
"I have a feeling the Rife machines that are now available to us do
not have the correct frequencies...the machines I've experienced have limited
settings and transmit a general range of frequencies." But she uses
something similar, specifically the LISTEN and the much more advanced BEST
machines, invented by James Clark.
- She told me several of her case histories,
one of which I will reproduce here: "[I was treating] a nine-weeks-old
baby that was blue and dying...doctors couldn't find anything wrong with
her. I found Ross River fever (mosquito transmitted) and the baby began
to respond within two hours of giving her the frequencies, and went on
to make a full recovery, just after one treatment. The parents did demand
a blood test for the baby to confirm the Ross River virus - which it was!
There was nothing the doctors could have done about it. I used to think
that somehow the electromagnetic frequency gave the body the right information
to deal with the virus. We now know how this works - due to Sharry Edwards,
(another practitioner in the States I've studied with, who uses low-frequency
sound for healing). She has access to great lab equipment, and last year
applied the frequencies representing various parasite, bacteria and viruses
to blood containing these pathogens. Under a special high-powered microscope,
she observed that the frequency shattered the "mask" - the protein
DNA that the pathogen would cloak itself with - and expose the invader
to the immune system, would would immediately attack and destroy."
- This is essentially what Rife discovered
over 80 years ago. We are 80 years behind where we should be, because of
one despicable man, Morris Fishbein, who used the State to halt the advance
of medicine, and to line his own pockets.
- The LISTEN and BEST machines are legal
in the US...but not totally. Said this doctor:
- "Practitioners in the States do
not use the 'imprinting' facility of the machines - that is, broadcasting
the frequency. Since this broadcasting is not permitted by your laws, the
device is added to the machine when we buy them."
- In other words, it is illegal in the
US to use the machines to attempt to cure disease. The proper parts aren't
even on the machine. It's illegal for a doctor to even suggest such a cure
- There are other instruments (and other
inventors) who, past and present, have discovered the same thing Rife did.
Gaston Naessons, Hulda Clark and Antoine Priore have invented similar instruments.
All suffered persecution at the hands of the State. Are they legitimate?
All I can say is that they had an enormous amount of support from their
- What would have happened if Rife had
suceeded, and Fishbein had failed? If what Rife was doing actually worked,
there would be a lot of people who would have not died of cancer. A lot
of the medical profession would have ceased to exist. It certainly didn't
take a doctor to operate Rife's machines.
- Scientists and researches could have
devoted more time and money to things we are far behind on, like growing
organs and limbs. The hundreds of billions of dollars that has flowed to
the unholy alliance of the AMA, FDA, drug industry and the State, would
have never been.
- The cure for these problems? Remove the
State backing from the AMA and FDA, and unleash the power and creatively
of the free market. Many people have been brainwashed into thinking the
State protects them. The truth is the exact opposite.
- Copyright © 2002 LewRockwell.com