Robert T. Beyer
Phys. Dept., Brown Univ., Providence, RI 02912
Recently, the American Physical Society published a volume entitled ``The First One Hundred Years of the Physical Review,'' containing 1200 pages of reprints of ``seminal papers.'' Unfortunately, there are no acoustics papers in that volume. This paper attempts to redress the balance by discussing a number of significant acoustics papers that have appeared in The Physical Review, especially in the years before the appearance of The Journal of the Acoustic Society of America.