Before commencing this, to me, extremely interesting subject, I wish to say that I do not appear before you either as a full-fledged Darwinist or an expert pathologist, but as a mere dabbler in both, who has succeeded in raking up, together with much mud, a few oysters which he thinks contain pearls. Only a moiety of the collection displayed is original, but the method of arrangement is entirely so. The subject, of course, is an enormous one and one of which only the merest outlines can be given within the limits of the time allotted. I fear it will seem to some of you that setting two such "dark continents" to illuminate one another is much like calling upon one sphinx to explain another, a sort of "blind leading the blind," but as a matter of fact, even the mere inkling of the relations between the two which we
HUTCHINSON W. DARWINISM AND DISEASE. JAMA. 1892;XIX(6):147–151. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420060001001
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