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To F. S. B. François de Chaumont   23 December 1875

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Dec 23. 75

My dear Sir,

I am very much obliged to you for so kindly sending me your Lectures on State medicine, parts of which, I feel sure, will interest me much.1

With many thanks | Yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin


François de Chaumont’s Lectures on state medicine (François de Chaumont 1875) dealt with sanitation. François de Chaumont had previously provided CD with information on habitual gestures for Expression (Correspondence vols. 21 and 22).


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Expression: The expression of the emotions in man and animals. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.

François de Chaumont, Francis Stephen Bennet. 1875. Lectures on state medicine delivered before the Society of Apothecaries at their hall in Blackfriars: May & June 1875. London: Smith, Elder, & Co.


Thanks for FdeC’s work [Lectures on state medicine (1875)].

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Charles Robert Darwin
Francis Stephen Bennet François de Chaumont
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Wellcome Collection (RAMC/473/6) Trustees of the Army Medical Services Museum
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10321,” accessed on 1 March 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23