illustration of a galvonometer
A galvonometer at Cornell University. A century ago, the design of new laboratory buildings revolved around provisions for delicate electrical experiments, and training students in electrical instrumentation for industry was a major new source of employment for physics professors. From Edward L. Nichols, The Galvonometer: a Series of Lectures (1894). This is one of the many old books in the Niels Bohr Library that have been checked this year for brittle paper. We are seeking funds to safeguard the most endangered books through microfilming.

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