CALIFORNIA: The Cosmic Clinic

When he was just a kid, Roy Beebe decided that illness was unnecessary. He resolved to spend his life hunting for a cureall. In 1910 he saw Halley's comet through a homemade telescope and decided that human ailments are caused by static. He had quit school after the fourth grade and thus had no scientific prejudices. It was obvious to him that cosmic rays would clean static out of the human system and thus end all ills.

It took him only two years to work out his method of extracting cosmic rays from outer...

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