This folder contains unsolicited inquiries from the general public relating to Edison's well-known idiosyncrasies in nutrition and sleep habits. Included is correspondence with John W. Brethour about Edison's belief that people eat more than necessary. There is also a letter from longtime friend and associate Henry C. Demming about Edison's recent cold.
Approximately 15 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material includes unsolicited correspondence from the general public, such as recipes for home remedies, requests for advice on aging, circulars about programs for good health, and cover letters for publications sent to Edison. Some of the letters received a routine reply stating that Edison was too busy to consider them. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.