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Letter 8952

Darwin, C. R. to Sanderson, J. S. B.

26 June [1873]

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    Would welcome JSBS visit to discuss Drosera. Nitrogenous fluids can act as ferments only if they act merely by exciting molecular movement in adjoining molecules.

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    Glass and cotton excite movement and cause cell contents to change visibly. Huxley coming to see this phenomenon.

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    Studied effect of poisons 12 or 15 years ago to see whether the action was similar to that on nervous tissue.

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