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Edison’s Smoking Research

A look at historic research

by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, AIR staff

Thomas Edison's research on smoking

Thomas Alva Edison may be best remembered for his engineering and development work on the light bulb, sound recording, and a host of other stimulating technology. History books seldom devote space to Edison's research on the effects of smoking. This brief film from 1897 documents some of the smoking 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 Smoking

MPEG (approx 4 meg) Smoking

Quicktime Smoking

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

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