From William Jenner 14 August 1864
8 Harley St. W
Augst. 14th. | 1864
My dear Sir
I had the sediment examined: it was phosphate of Lime— I suppose the urine was alkaline when passed.1 I think it would be well to try some other antacid than chalk. ie to omit that for a time—2 I enclose a prescription for a combination of antacids—3 I would also advise an increase in the Lime & the omission of the Colchicum—4 Continue the Podophylin—5
I do not think any advantage would be derived from a visit— I have now seen you often enough to judge well of your state as described by letter—6
Yours very sincerely | Wm. Jenner.
Charles Darwin Esqre.
CD’s urine sample was probably alkaline when passed. The deposit was phosphate of lime. Prescribes a new antacid and continuation of podophyllin. He can judge CD’s state as described by his letter.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4589,” accessed on 28 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4589