Medicine: Edison: De Rebus Sanitatis

Thomas Alva Edison last week again knuckled to the U. S. insistency that a celebrity be a pundit on all manner of things. His medium was Review of Reviews (monthly). Thus from his seat at West Orange, N. J. did Thomas Edison pontificate de rebus sanitatis: Are there certain definite fields in which the research of the future will lie?

"Yes, health through biology and chemistry. . . .

Sickness is pretty hard on the workman now. It's hard for them to get a good doctor, and the proper care is expensive. There is too...

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