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Darwin in letters, 1871: An emptying nest

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The year 1871 was an extremely busy and productive one for Darwin, with the publication in February of his long-awaited book on human evolution, Descent of man. The other main preoccupation of the year was the preparation of his manuscript on expression.…

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  • … the mind on the circulation of the blood. The physiologist Michael Foster offered a lengthy …
  • … that could then produce physiological changes ( letter from Michael Foster, 4 June [1871] ). …
  • … in natural history. He obtained a bottle of curare from Michael Foster in June. Curare was a …
  • … work on organisms without a nervous system ( letter from Michael Foster, [26 June 1871] ). …

Darwin in letters, 1874: A turbulent year

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The year 1874 was one of consolidation, reflection, and turmoil for Darwin. He spent the early months working on second editions of Coral reefs and Descent of man; the rest of the year was mostly devoted to further research on insectivorous plants. A…

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  • … Dohrn, 16 April and 9 August 1874 ). Darwin also helped Michael Foster to prepare a printed appeal …
  • … to work in the physiological laboratory established by Michael Foster. He then studied under John …

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Physiology of blushing

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  • Michael Foster sends some answers about the physiology of blushing. …

Darwin and vivisection

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Darwin played an important role in the controversy over vivisection that broke out in late 1874. Public debate was sparked when the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals brought an unsuccessful prosecution against a French physiologist who…

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  • … John Scott Burdon Sanderson, Thomas Lauder Brunton, Michael Foster, and Edward Emanuel Klein, all of …

Darwin in letters, 1876: In the midst of life

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1876 was the year in which the Darwins became grandparents for the first time.  And tragically lost their daughter-in-law, Amy, who died just days after her son's birth.  All the letters from 1876 are now published in volume 24 of The Correspondence…

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  • … Darwin declared to his father on 31 May . The physiologist Michael Foster, according to George, …
  • … the referee (whom he knew to be the Cambridge physiologist Michael Foster), he requested an abstract …

Darwin’s queries on expression

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When Darwin resumed systematic research on emotions around 1866, he began to collect observations more widely and composed a list of queries on human expression. A number of handwritten copies were sent out in 1867 (see, for example, letter to Fritz Muller…

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  • … to expressions queries Foster, Michael 4 …
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