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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-8952

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   26 June [1873]1

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Summary

Would welcome JSBS visit to discuss Drosera. Nitrogenous fluids can act as ferments only if they act merely by exciting molecular movement in adjoining molecules.

Glass and cotton excite movement and cause cell contents to change visibly. Huxley coming to see this phenomenon.

Studied effect of poisons 12 or 15 years ago to see whether the action was similar to that on nervous tissue.

Summary

Would welcome JSBS visit to discuss Drosera. Nitrogenous fluids can act as ferments only if they act merely by exciting molecular movement in adjoining molecules.

Glass and cotton excite movement and cause cell contents to change visibly. Huxley coming to see this phenomenon.

Studied effect of poisons 12 or 15 years ago to see whether the action was similar to that on nervous tissue.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8952
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Sanderson, J. S. B.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
University of British Columbia, Woodward Libary, Charles Woodward Memorial Room (I.viii)
Physical description
4pp

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8952,” accessed on 23 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8952

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