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To Agricultural Gazette   22 March 1877

Summary

Evidence for inheritance of constitutional diseases like scrofula so good that it seems rash to breed tainted animal.

Experiments given in Cross and self-fertilisation show that evil of inbreeding follows from near relations possessing closely similar constitution.

Size and vigour increased by breeding plants and animals from ancestors that lived some generations under different conditions of life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Agricultural Gazette
Date:  22 Mar 1877
Classmark:  Agricultural Gazette, 2 April 1877, pp. 324–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10910
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