My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla - My First Efforts in Invention Summary & Analysis

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My First Efforts in Invention Summary and Analysis

The second chapter of Tesla's series covers his early development as an inventor. He focuses first on his own physiology and relates it to his success as an inventor. Although he is in his middle age, Tesla explains, he has the physical condition of a man much younger. This is despite having had several extended illnesses as a child, he adds. He explains this is due partly to his observation of moderation in consuming stimulants such as caffeine or excessive alcohol. Tesla derides the contemporary prohibition movement that seeks to outlaw alcohol, however. He observes that other substances like caffeine and tobacco cause just as many ill effects and are just as dangerous. He also hints that it is preferable for people to have free access to these addictive substances, because it will...

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