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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7993

To Lawson Tait   8 October 1871

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Oct 8 1871

Dear Sir

I do not know any thing about a supra-condyloid process in the humerus; yet I have a vague remembrance of having heard of it.1 But my knowledge of anatomy is quite insufficient to be trusted.

If you publish on this subject I shd be grateful for a copy of your paper—2

Dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
No letter from Tait on this subject has been found. CD mentioned the supra-condyloid foramen of the humerus in Descent 1: 28 and had some correspondence on the subject after publication; see letter from George Rolleston, 22 February 1871 and n. 3, and letter from George Busk, 10 March 1871.
2
Tait apparently did not publish on the subject.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7993
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Tait, R. L.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Shrewsbury School
Physical description
1p

Summary

Does not know anything about a supra-condyloid process on the humerus, but would like to see RLT’s paper should he publish on the subject.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7993,” accessed on 1 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7993

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