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To Richard Frean   22 February 1863


Glad RF approves of book [Origin].

Impossible in many cases to conjecture how structures acquired.

Comments on degeneration of civilised man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Frean
Date:  22 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 144: 298
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4005

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  • Leonard Darwin , November 1882, in DAR 144: 298). CD’s interest in the development of mammary glands was stimulated by George Maw’s review of Origin , which, in criticising the theory of natural selection, raised the question: ‘How, for example, could mammiferous nutrition have been perfected by short stages? ’ ( [Maw] 1861 , p.  7596). In attempting to answer this point, CD referred Maw to Jeffries Wyman’s researches on gestation in Batrachians ( Wyman 1859 ), which showed the ‘ possibility of such a transition’ ( Correspondence vol.  9, letter
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