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October 12, 1935

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1935;105(15):1200-1206. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760410044023

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Sept. 14, 1935.

The British Association for the Advancement of Science  At its annual meetings the British Association for the Advancement of Science epitomizes for the benefit of the public recent advances. At the Norwich meeting this year many of the papers were, as usual, of special interest to physicians.

CONFIRMATION OF THE DOCTRINE OF EVOLUTION  In his presidental address on "Form, Drift and Rhythm of the Continents," Prof. W. W. Watts recalled that when the association met at Norwich sixty-seven years ago the president, Sir Joseph D. Hooker, was one of the three scientific men representing botany, zoology and geology whom Darwin had selected as judges with whose opinion he would be content on the soundness of his theory of natural selection. The others were Thomas Huxley and Charles Lyell, and of the three the geologist Lyell was the hardest to convince, chiefly because

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