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This series consists of articles and other published works by Edison during the period 1862â€“1898, along with a few manuscripts that were probably intended for publication. A comprehensive bibliography contains links to the works previously published in Parts I-III of the microfilm edition. Images of the original articles transcribed for the book edition will eventually be added. Included are nine articles describing Edison's X-ray experiments of 1896, as well as other works dealing with a variety of electrical technologies and general topics. Some of Edison's publications, particularly for the West Orange period, were based on research conducted under the direction of various associates. For example, his "Account of Some Experiments upon the Application of Electrical Endosmose to the Treatment of Gouty Concretion," published in 1890, was derived from a formal report by Arthur E. Kennelly (see Kennelly Notebook #2, Notebook Series).
Most of the items in this series appeared as articles in technical and scientific journals, popular magazines, and newspapers. Included also are letters to the editor, papers presented to learned societies, and chapters and introductions in books. Many of the items are photocopies, and some are difficult to read. In addition to the published works, there is also a lengthy manuscript in Edison's hand regarding American monetary policy and the federal regulation of business, which was probably composed in reaction to the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890.