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Regarding the article on John Scott Russell (NCE 5 June).

Academia, steam engines, hydrodynamics, naval architecture, structure, machinery, armament, management and elected to ICE in 1847. "Civil" engineering in the full sense of the word I believe.

DR NEIL STARSMORE (M), The Barn, Blackwater Hollow, Rookley, IOW, PO38 3NL

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