[LB018146], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Emilie (Mrs M.C.) Kellogg, July 23rd, 1884

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[LB018146], Letter from Thomas Alva Edison to Emilie (Mrs M.C.) Kellogg, July 23rd, 1884

Editor's Notes

Referring to your favor of the 18th. [---], [----] state that we have at our [lamp] factory boys who do nothing but clean mercury. Occasionally they get slightly [exhausted] [---] some and they take a teaspoonful of a weak solution of iodine or potassium every day, and in about three weeks they are all right again. I have had boys much younger than your son in my [laboratory] for years doing the same work that he was engaged in and they were never troubled in the way you speak of.##I think that your doctor must be [putting] the [---] altogether, but if he is right iodide of potassium is the [sovereign] remedy for mercury [invution] and in all [French] [-----] where mercury is used the [employer] is compelled by law to the above as any third [---] occurs in this country ought to.##I naturally sympathize with you in your terrible [---] assure you that I would not for the moment endanger the life of any youth [my] [----] him of work that would affect his health.##I may remark that both myself and my principal assistant have for years been engaged in work necessitating the use of all kinds of chemicals, and [withstanding] this [---] we [illegible] your son's sickness to mercury.

Date

1884-07-23

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

LB018146

Folder Set

LB018-F

Microfilm ID

82:728

Publisher

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

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