Science: Edison Enters Heaven

So deaf that his intimates must shout close to his ear, so old that diet and digestion are matters of hourly concern to him, so famed that his stalest bromides on national questions can command national attention and respect (see p. 16), Inventor Thomas Alva Edison, 83, continued last week a living though not a lively man, plodding on with life's-end work in his Fort Myers, Fla., winter laboratory. Whether or not he lives to accomplish his latest work—finding a new source of rubber—he had lived to...

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