[SB018031a], Clipping, New York World, September 26th, 1888


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[SB018031a], Clipping, New York World, September 26th, 1888

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"Sure Death to Microbes: Edison Thinks He Has Found a Conqueror for Yellow Jack", New York World, September 26th, 1888

Editor's Notes

TAE firmly believes yellow fever to be spread by fungus or some other organism. He rejects the idea that it is a gaseous disease. He feels that this time of crisis is an opportunity for discovery and that more effort should be put towards fighting yellow fever. Some of TAE's experiments are described. [see LM111143 881002 and LM111147 regarding book order related to this research; also other clippings and Kennelly's experimental notes]
Edison claims pouring gasoline over infected region should be sufficient for extermination and effectual check of yellow fever, based on theory that sufficient cold will kill all forms of organic life




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