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September 24, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(13):1071-1072. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690130059025

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The Present Position of Darwin's Theory of the Descent of Man  The annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science was held at Leeds. The president, Sir Arthur Keith, delivered an address on the present position of Darwin's theory of the descent of man to an audience of about 2,000 in the Majestic Cinema Hall and to practically the whole country through the medium of broadcasting. He is known to every one as the leading anthropologist and a great exponent of the doctrine of evolution. The retiring president, the Prince of Wales, said in a message to the association: "When any one in this country digs up a bone his first instinct (subject to the intervention of the police) is to send it to Sir Arthur Keith." The address was therefore looked forward to with intense interest by the whole nation. It is curious that sixty-nine years

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