Science: Edison Flayed

In Manhattan, next week, Thomas Alva Edison will receive the Gold Medal for Science from the Society of Arts and Sciences.

In Washington, the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency is considering a bill to pin another medal on the insomniac inventor. To this committee, one Mrs. Clara Louise Leslie, research collaborator, of Washington, D. C., protested: "It [the bill] would be a slap in the face and at the reputation of every honest inventor whose invention Mr. Edison has claimed for himself. In my studies I found that the microphone, the...

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