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To Joseph Lister   7 October 1878

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.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Lister
Date:  7 Oct 1878
Classmark:  Godlee 1917, p. 387
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11719A
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