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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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Below are links to a variety of pages that will provide information about Thomas Edison National Historical Park. For all press-related inquiries, please e-mail our Media Contact.

News Releases
Park Overview
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Preserve Historic Buildings and Collections Partnership Project 2009

New Laboratory Complex Opens
Project Facts & Figures
Project Summary

Did You Know?

Fluoroscope

Clarence Madison Dally an employee of Thomas Edison at his West Orange research labs volunteered to work on the newly discovered x-rays. Using a fluoroscope, made of a fluoride gas filled light and two pieces of cardboard to focus the x-rays, Dally would expose himself to high concentrations of radiation eventually leading to radiation poisoning. After Dally’s death when Edison was asked about x-rays he would respond with “Don’t ask me about x-rays. I am afraid of them.”