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Darwin Correspondence Project

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

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

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.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8952,” accessed on 26 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8952

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21

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