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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-8752

To James Paget   29 January [1873?]1

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Summary

Has heard from Ashwin Conway Newman of Guy’s Hospital of a case of a child without any prepuce whose father was a renegade, uncircumcised Jew, but whose ancestors had all been Jews. Newman thinks this a good case of inheritance with reversion. JP’s letter [missing] now shows how rash such a conclusion would be.

Summary

Has heard from Ashwin Conway Newman of Guy’s Hospital of a case of a child without any prepuce whose father was a renegade, uncircumcised Jew, but whose ancestors had all been Jews. Newman thinks this a good case of inheritance with reversion. JP’s letter [missing] now shows how rash such a conclusion would be.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8752
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Paget, James
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Wellcome Library (MS 5703/37)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8752,” accessed on 26 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8752

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