From J. D. Hooker 11 April 1873
G. Henslow has become so rapidly worse, that we have given up all intentions of going abroad—1 He has become very suddenly blind of one eye, & they seem to think that the disease is a fatty degeneration of the nervous tissues, causing paralysis. His mind is perfectly clear. Paget2 has seen him & considers the case hopeless & that under the present symptoms it may rapidly terminate.
I enclose Pagets answers which destroy. I have not heard from Bowman.3
Ever yours affec | J D Hooker
George Henslow is worse. All plans to go abroad have been given up. James Paget’s diagnoses enclosed.
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8857,” accessed on 28 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8857