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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1401

To Emma Darwin   [18 April 1851]

[Malvern]

Friday | 7 oclock

Dr Gully not come.

She appears dreadfully exhausted, & I thought for some time she was sinking, but she has now rallied a little. The two symptoms Dr G, dreads most have not come on restlessness & coldness.— If her three awful fits of vomiting were not of the nature of a crisis, I look at the case as hopeless.— I cannot realise our position, God Help us.—

7o 30’. Dr Gully has been & thank God he says though the appearances are so bad, positively no one important symptom is worse, & that he yet has hopes—positively he has Hopes.— Oh my dear be thankful..—

Four deluges of vomiting she has had today—poor thing—

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1401
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Darwin, Emma
Sent from
Malvern
Source of text
DAR 210.13: 10
Physical description
AL 3pp

Summary

Reports on Anne’s condition.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1401,” accessed on 1 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1401

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