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From Lawson Tait   27 March [1875]

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Summary

Is preparing a paper on the umbilical cord ["On the anatomy of the umbilical cord", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 23 (1875): 498–501; 24 (1876): 417–40] of which he sends a preliminary note [missing]. Believes spiral growth of the umbilical cord is important evidence of the descent of man; speculates on spiral growth in general.

Summary

Is preparing a paper on the umbilical cord ["On the anatomy of the umbilical cord", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 23 (1875): 498–501; 24 (1876): 417–40] of which he sends a preliminary note [missing]. Believes spiral growth of the umbilical cord is important evidence of the descent of man; speculates on spiral growth in general.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9904
From
Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Birmingham
Source of text
DAR 178: 5
Physical description
4pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9904,” accessed on 16 January 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9904

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23

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