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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Joseph Lister   7 October 1878

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Suggests that benzoic acid would be a deadly poison to bacteria and their allies.

Is puzzled about the use of borax as a disinfectant because in his experiments Drosera were not in the least injured by boracic acid.

Summary

Suggests that benzoic acid would be a deadly poison to bacteria and their allies.

Is puzzled about the use of borax as a disinfectant because in his experiments Drosera were not in the least injured by boracic acid.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11719A
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Joseph Lister
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Godlee 1917, p. 387

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11719A,” accessed on 9 August 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-11719A.xml

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