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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Hermann Brehmer   17 April 1876

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Discusses geographic distribution of tuberculosis and possible explanations for disease-free areas and populations.

Does not think a local population with some distinct physiological character can properly be designated as a race. Thinks local conditions, not natural selection, responsible for such characters. Ernst Haeckel agrees. Asks CD’s opinion.

Summary

Discusses geographic distribution of tuberculosis and possible explanations for disease-free areas and populations.

Does not think a local population with some distinct physiological character can properly be designated as a race. Thinks local conditions, not natural selection, responsible for such characters. Ernst Haeckel agrees. Asks CD’s opinion.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10454
From
Hermann Brehmer
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Görbersdorf (Wabrzych)
Source of text
DAR 160: 285–6
Physical description
11pp (German), trans 12pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10454,” accessed on 24 May 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10454

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

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