[D0331AAA], Letter from L L Dean (Chicago) to Thomas Alva Edison, August 4th, 1903


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[D0331AAA], Letter from L L Dean (Chicago) to Thomas Alva Edison, August 4th, 1903




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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University


Chicago 8/4/1903
Thomas A. Edison
New York
Dear Wizard
I am right sorry to read to the afflictions you and your assistants are suffering from effects of the X-Ray.
You need not be in doubt very long about arresting the ill effects and correcting the physiologic aberrations alluded to.
Pure, dry, hot air, of 200° and above (220° clear air would be best) as a full bath head and all in, of course that is what insure the thorough oxidation will relieve you fellow. I am confident of this from observation of sores and [illegible] of cases under this incomparable wholesomely alternative remedy, many cases of the greatest gravity, cured myself of a general paralysis this way S. Harolin's Bath, Chicago, has not yet been opened to the public. I could have given you sweet purified air there at 240° to 250°.
The Lexington at 25th St Bath, N.Y. City, where we used to have the hottest room maintained at 275° gave place to other business years ago. Henry Clews, James Gordon Bennett, Geo. Francis Train and hundreds of other remember that Bath with gratitude.
You can get a good ordinary Turkish bath with some heat (perhaps 180°) at "Miller's Bath" 41 W 26th St
Dr. A.L. Wood's Thermae 34 Clinton St. Brooklyn is perhaps the only place in America affording a ventilated hot room and 200° or over. If you knew what I do about immersion in pure hot air and get into Mr. Wood's hotroom at once, and follow it up.
Very sincerely yours,
L.L. Dean
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