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From F. S. B. F. de Chaumont to W. E. Darwin   7 May 1871

Oakland

May 7th. 1871

My dear Darwin,

I have not forgotten the question about the pupil in the cold stage of ague—1 As I told you we had several cases brought into hospital sometime ago,—but my own duties prevented me seeing them much, so that I only saw one case in which it seemed to me that the pupils were dilated:— but the observation was not worth much as the man was obviously emerging from the cold stage— I however called Dr Fyffe’s att〈e〉ntion to the matter & as he 〈is〉 in charge of the medical 〈r〉ounds he has had better opportunity— He tells me he has been fortunate enough to see two cases in the cold stage well-marked,—and in each case the pupils were distinctly dilated2

Yours v〈er〉y truly | F. de Chaumont

W. E. Darwin Esqr.

Footnotes

William J. Fyffe’s observations were reported in Expression, p. 304, in a discussion of the expression of horror.

Summary

The pupils of eyes of ague patients in the cold stage are dilated.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7743
From
Francis Stephen Bennet François de Chaumont
To
William Erasmus Darwin
Sent from
Woolston
Source of text
DAR 162: 137
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7743,” accessed on 17 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7743.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19

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