Summaries of Addresses of Presidents of Sections: The Engineer and the Nation

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    IN his presidential address to Section G (Engineering), Prof. W. Cramp avoids technical matters, and confines himself to a review of the relationship between the engineer and the nation. The engineer shares with the devotee of pure science the detached pursuit of truth, but his work, like that of the doctor, is practical in its aspect, and entails not only daily contact with humanity, but also an understanding of human desires and of human psychology. This dual role gives him a greater opportunity both for the development and for the loss of character, but it also makes him more balanced and adaptable than his colleague in pure science.

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