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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Chapman   1 February 1873

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Feb 1 1873

My dear Sir

I am very much obliged to you for your kindness in having sent me your work on Neuralgia; & I have no doubt that I shall find many points in it which will interest me—1

yours truly obliged | Ch. Darwin


There is a lightly annotated copy of Chapman’s Neuralgia and kindred diseases of the nervous system in the Darwin Library–Down (Chapman 1873; see Marginalia 1: 165). CD had tried Chapman’s ice treatment in 1865 (see Correspondence vol. 13, letters to John Chapman, 16 May 1865 and 7 June 1865). Chapman cited CD’s comments on wisdom teeth from Descent 1: 26–7 in Chapman 1873, pp. 184–5.


Thanks for Chapman 1873 (Chapman, John. 1873. Neuralgia and kindred diseases of the nervous system).

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8751F,” accessed on 19 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24 (Supplement)