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From Lawson Tait   13 June [1877]1

June 13

My Dear Sir,

I take the liberty of forwarding to you a copy of my book on Diseases of Women. If you will look in the index under your name you will see why I send it. I look upon your discovery as the key to an immense deal in medicine2

Yours truly, | Lawson Tait


The year is established by the reference to L. Tait 1877 (see n. 2, below).
Tait remarked on the importance of CD’s views on the evolution of sexual instincts in L. Tait 1877, p. 48; the index also includes references to CD on hermaphroditism (p. 200) and pangenesis (p. 232). See also letter from Lawson Tait, 15 January 1877 and nn. 1 and 2.


Tait, Lawson. 1877. Diseases of women. London: Williams and Norgate.


Forwards a copy of his book Diseases of women [1877].

Letter details

Letter no.
Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 178: 39
Physical description
2pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10999,” accessed on 15 May 2021,