From James Paget 9 July 1867
1 Harewood Place | Hanover Square | W.
July 9. 1867
My dear Darwin
I will gladly seek for answers to your questions—1 I have begun to make as many people as possible blush in conditions favourable for inspection—2 But, pray tell me whether it will be useful for your purpose to examine the condition of the platysma during screaming in the partial or complete insensibility produced by chloroform—.3 This may be often observed: but the occasions of watching screaming during diseases of the brain is so rare—except in children—that it might take me years to collect facts enough for an answer to your question.4
Always sincerely your’s | James Paget.
Charles Darwin Esq.
Will seek answers to CD’s questions on expression. Observing patients’ blushing. Is CD interested in the platysma during screaming under chloroform?
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5582,” accessed on 26 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5582