By 1920, Rife had built the first virus microscope and by 1933, he had made a universal microscope, becoming the first person able to view live viruses. Rife enthusiasts credit him with discovering the human cancer virus in 1920, but he seldom gets credit for this or his other discoveries. Many believe subsequent events, due in part to his distaste for medical politics, contributed to his becoming an alcoholic in his later years.
Rife wanted no part of the medical establishment of his era, but in 1934, the University of Southern California conducted an experiment with terminal cancer patients, all of whom were cured by Rife’s use of resonance to view and kill cancer cells.
By 1939, however, all of those involved in his research and the experiment denied that they had ever even heard of Royal Raymond Rife. His data was stolen, destroyed or burned allegedly by those in the government and pharmaceutical industry who aimed to make big profits from the sale of synthetic drugs.
We may never know the true story of this American genius, but hopefully, if Pandora’s Box is made into a full-length feature, more people will become aware of his contributions to science and medicine. The short film is now being shown at four or more other film festivals.
Thanks, Michael, for your contribution.
Turiya S.A. Raheem was born and raised in Atlantic City. Currently an English teacher at Atlantic Cape Community College, she loves to describe her neighborhood as “the other Atlantic City,” because it was not the casino-resort mecca most people know today. It was a place with a “cozy, down-home feeling” as she describes in her 2010 book, Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash’s and the Northside.
The Palm restaurant in the Quarter at Tropicana is hosting an event in conjunction with the Atlantic City Cinefest film festival that is designed to raise funds for both the festival and the Metropolitan Business and Civic Association Scholarship Fund.
Eventually, both young men fell in love with skateboarding and wanted to pass it on as a way of giving back to their community.
Jacob Lawrence Day in Atlantic City
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