Rife Universal Microscope Newspaper Article
Los Angeles Times,
June 26, 1940

Giant Microscope May Yield Secrets of Bacteria World

Giant Microscope May Yield
Secrets of Bacteria World

San Diego Scientist Devises Complex Instrument
Capable of Magnifying Objects 31,000 Times

Los Angeles Times
June 26, 1940

With a giant, complex [Universal] microscope invented and constructed in his laboratory workshop, Royal Raymond Rife, San Diego scientist, hopes to unlock mysteries of the bacteria world that may lead to the conquest of diseases whose scourge is still beyond control.

Capable of magnifying an object 31,000 times compared with the 1600 to 1700 times of the standard microscope, Rife's instrument had disclosed to his eye minute deadly enemies of the human body which never before, he says, have been seen.


Viruses capable of passing through the finest filters scientist can produce, hence extremely difficult to study have been observed in perfect clarity through his microscope, Rife asserts.

One such virus, which the inventor declares he isolated with the aid of his microscope, has been found in cases of cancer, leading Rife to the belief that intensive future research may show its possible relationship to the cause of this disease.


In his laboratory on Point Loma, Rife has delved into the mysteries of a wide range of subjects, from ballistics, internal combustion engines and optics to microphotography.

But of all of his scientific marvels, the intricately built microscope, culmination of two decades development, seems the greatest. Standing two feet high and weighing 200 pounds, it contains 5682 individual parts.


Unlike the standard microscope, the image does not pass through free air in a hollow tube, with the resultant distortion. It is conveyed, instead, zigzag fashion through quartz blocks and prisms along the optical path.

For organisms too small to be stained and ingenious illuminating system is used. This system utilizes Rife's theory that organisms respond to certain wavelengths, a theory he carries to finality by bombarding disease germs with radio waves which are "tuned" to those of the minute man-killers. And the virus he says occurs in cancer has, Rife insists, disintegrated under such radio waves.


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