Sherlockian.Net: The Engineer's Thumb

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): ENGR
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 8,342
First published: Strand Magazine, March 1892

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[Paget drawing of cleaver in action]
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    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • What Engineers Are and Do
  • Replantation of Amputated Digits
  • Department of Orthopaedics, University of Edinburgh
  • Fuller's Earth

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    Engineers were fewer in the 1890's than they are today, although they were more romantic figures, associated with daring bridges and gigantic ships. (There is one other engineer in the Canon: who is he?) Is the picture of Victor Hatherley at work in this story realistic to any degree?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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