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Darwin Correspondence Project

From James Murphy   10 May 1876

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

A reader of Descent offers two items: 1. Masters observed a pericardial fold in humans and other mammals which is a vestigial left superior vena cava;

2. JM suggests the frenum of the human penis became necessary for vis-à-vis copulation when man became bipedal.

Summary

A reader of Descent offers two items: 1. Masters observed a pericardial fold in humans and other mammals which is a vestigial left superior vena cava;

2. JM suggests the frenum of the human penis became necessary for vis-à-vis copulation when man became bipedal.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10503
From
James Murphy
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
The Infirmary, Sunderland
Source of text
DAR 171: 323
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10503,” accessed on 21 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10503.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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