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THE OUTLOOK FOR RESEARCH AND INVENTION

By NEVIL MONROE HOPKINS

“OVER THE THRESHOLD OF WAR" Personal Experiences of the Great European Conflict

J. B. Lippincott Company
Philadelphia and London

“EXPERIMENTAL ELECTROCHEMISTRYThe D. Van Nostrand Company

New York

RESEARCH AND INVENTION

WITH AN APPENDIX OF PROBLEMS

AWAITING SOLUTION

BY

NEVIL MONROE HOPKINS, M.Sc., PH.D

Experimental and Research Engineer
Fellow American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Member American
Society of Mechanical Engineers, Major, Ordnance Department,

Technical Research, U. S. A., Assistant Professor The

George Washington University, Washington, D. C.

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, PREFACE MERICA now undoubtedly stands upon

the golden threshold of her greatest and development.

Will she profit by her powerful strategic position, and develop her full possibilities as the horrors of the great war fade into gray ghosts of the past? Germany, undoubtedly the greatest organized research nation in the world, before her rulers criminally elected war, and attempted her abhorrent world domination, has enjoyed her ascendency, and now, with prompt and efficient action, it is possible for the United States to lead for all times in research arid discovery.

We must not lose sight of the fact for a moment, however, that great German committees are now preparing elaborate programmes, and with proverbial German foresight and thoroughness for organized research and industrial warfare.

The object in writing this little book at this time is to stimulate a more general interest, not so much perhaps in what has been known as Yankee invention, but in the broader and more

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