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Edison’s Nutrition/ Animal Research

A look at historic research

by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, AIR staff

Thomas Edison's research on nutrition and animals

Thomas Alva Edison may be best remembered for his engineering and development work on the light bulb, sound recording, and a perhaps, foot itch. History books seldom devote space to Edison's research on the phenomenon of nutrition and animals. This brief film from 1900 documents some of the nutrition/animal research performed in Edison's laboratory.

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

Real Media nutrition/animal

MPEG (approx 9 meg) nutrition/animal

Quicktime nutrition/animal

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

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