To James Crichton-Browne 9 April 1
My dear Sir
I have been led into a small speculation on the confusion of mind often or generally accompanying intense blushing.2 I should not think of publishing this, without some able medical man looking it over. It is only 3 folio pages long, and is well copied out.3 It is founded chiefly on what you have told me, so that I should prefer much to get your opinion on it; but I have long hesitated to send it on account of your avocations and state of health; and please observe that I could easily get Paget, Sir H. Holland, or others to read it over.4 So I earnestly beg you to return the enclosed card with “I have not leisure” or with “yes”5
Yours most sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Asks JC-B to read CD’s MS on confusion of mind, which often or generally accompanies blushing.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7672,” accessed on 29 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7672