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To James Paget   18 January [1873]

Summary

JP’s note [8739] suggests reversion, but that is an easy trap. Will look to the ears of "our brethren at the Zool. Gardens".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Date:  18 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8740

To James Paget   29 January [1873?]

Summary

Has heard from Ashwin Conway Newman of Guy’s Hospital of a case of a child without any prepuce whose father was a renegade, uncircumcised Jew, but whose ancestors had all been Jews. Newman thinks this a good case of inheritance with reversion. JP’s letter [missing] now shows how rash such a conclusion would be.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Date:  29 Jan [1873?]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.5703/37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8752

From James Paget   [1873]

Summary

"Sir William Gull has just brought me the enclosed quotations from Chaucer, as illustrations of the closure of the eyes in effort. [In "The Nun’s priest’s tale" in Canterbury tales the fox tricks Chanticleer into crowing, whereupon Chanticleer closes his eyes to make the effort (and gets seized by the fox).] He begs me to send them to you.

I have lately seen a terrier who very distinctly frowns during mental excitement – not always with anger, but often, I think, with anxiety, as in expecting food."

Author:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1873]
Classmark:  S. Paget ed. 1901, p. 408
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8713

From James Paget   17 January 1873

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Describes a patient’s ears with peculiar tufts of hair in places where he has never seen them before. Encloses sketch.

Author:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 87: 56–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8739
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