This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the development of x-ray technology. Included are items about Edison's experiments with x-ray equipment, the Crooke's tube, and the fluoroscope; and documents regarding the use of x-rays in hardening aluminum. There are also letters about the medical applications of x-rays and inquiries concerning the commercial availability of x-ray equipment. Many of the letters are unsolicited inquiries that received a significant response from Edison.
Over 90 percent of the documents have been selected. The following categories of documents have not been selected: routine letters regarding x-ray experiments; duplicate copies of selected items; documents that duplicate the information in selected material.
Related items can be found in numerous folders throughout the 1896 Document File. See, particularly, D-96-04 (Edison, T.A. - Articles); D-96-05 (Edison, T.A. - Clubs and Societies); D-96-09 (Edison, T.A. - Unsolicited Correspondence - Business); and D-96-18 (Motion Pictures - Maguire & Baucus). Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.