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The Simplon Tunnel

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7358.239/a (Published 03 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:239

That the science of engineering has during the past century progressed beyond all knowledge is a stock platitude. Man has written the story of his conquest over Nature in works more stupendous than his pen can depict. There is, however, one chief aspect of this advance which in our opinion overshadows all the others. It is impossible to look at the noble columns of Karnak …

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