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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 17 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-11719A.xml

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