Commercially Produced, and Sold Into Interstate Commerce, Rife Instruments
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About 1937 1938 Similar to next Rife and Hoyland 1938
Front 1938 Back 1938 193? 193?
1949 1949 1934 1939 Beam Rays Inc. "Rife Ray "
1931 Rife Original Device - Development Unit 1950's Crane/Stafford Commercial Unit ( AZ-58 ?)
1934 # 4 Device 1938-39
Some Rife Tubes From the 1930's and 1940's
1938 Rife-Hoyland 1934 Original Tubes 193? Tube "Rife-Ray" 1939
1938 From The Welcome Museum 1949
These early tubes were custom made for Dr. Rife. Rife Tubes Do Not Create X-Rays ! The voltages and currents applied are too low. Tubes of all types have been checked and NO X-radiation or other high energy radiation (Alpha, Beta, Gamma ) has ever been found.
Besides their historic aspect, the importance of these device pictures is paramount to the establishment of what is known as a "predicate device" exemption from the FDA. This allows medical devices that are substantially equivalent in construction , operation, safety, and effectiveness to a medical device sold into interstate commerce and in use prior to 1976 to be eligible for what is known as a 510K approval . 510K approval is a simple formality and avoids having to undergo the pre-market approval ( PMA) process. The PMA process is burdened with extreme expense and full scale clinical trials.
Two pictures are missing from this collage of photographs. These are of two original Rife devices made in the 1940's and seized in 2003 by the FDA from Jim Folsom. Taken from Jim's garage, the government has no further use for them, and as of July 2009, intends to destroy them ! Jim has made a motion to stop this destruction of what are irreplaceable historic artifacts. Destruction of these devices is the moral equivalent of destroying a couple of Van Gogh's because some foolish contemporary critic of Van Gogh decided the paintings were worthless. 120 years later, the critics are dead and a Van Gogh is worth tens of millions ( some are over 100 million ! ) of dollars. In this case, government bureaucrats that are known and avowed critics of Rife and his work are the modern day equivalent of Van Gogh's detractors. These government agents have stated their opposition and personal feelings clearly both publicly and before a judge in a courtroom . These highly prejudiced individuals are making critical decisions about pieces of American History that belong in a museum. Artifacts that in another 50 years ( 120 years old ) as electromagnetic therapies become the norm, probably in the Smithsonian. Even if it may be argued that this authors beliefs of the devices value is overly optimistic, there is no doubt of their value in helping to establish a predicate device claim. For that single reason ( predicate device proof ) alone, and the consequent avoidance of the exorbitant expense of taking a device through the FDA's PMA approval gauntlet, these instruments are worth hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars .