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This first edition, prepared by J. D. Quackenbos of Columbia College, Alfred M. Mayer of Stephens Institute of Technology, Francis E. Nipher of Washington University, Silas W. Holman of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Francis B. Crocker of Columbia College, needs no further assurances than is given by their names and their official positions that the work is authoritative, and that it will be found to be useful.
Presenting, as it does, a view of Natural Philosophy, as interpreted and accepted with the light of modern science and investigation and thus brought fully abreast of the present day, it will be of especial service to students of medicine who have beeu denied the advantages of a collegiate training.
Appleton's School Physics embracing the results of the most recent researches in the several departments of Natural Philosophy.. JAMA. 1891;XVII(17):651. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410950039013