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Presidential Address. The Evolution of Engineering Institutions Continued

PART V. Military implications of the term “Engineer” prior to the 19th Century. Doubtless the cave dweller had his arts of fortification, and those savagts who erected defences of wicker screens were in very truth the prototypes of the engineer. Specialisation had already set in wherever groups of men were set apart to maintain and repair the wicker defences. E. Fiander Etchells