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Edison's Research on Sneezing

A look at historic research

by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, AIR staff

Thomas Edison's research on sneezing

Thomas Alva Edison may be best remembered for his engineering and development work on the light bulb, sound recording, and a perhaps, gravity. History books seldom devote space to Edison's research on the process of sneezing. This brief film from 1897 documents some of the sneezing research performed in Edison's laboratory.

If you have a fairly fast Internet connection, take your choice of these formats for viewing the research:

MPEG (approx 1 meg) Sneezing

Quicktime Sneezing

(Thanks to the Library of Congress for making this film available.)

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