Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My Year of Darwin: 7/29/2014 Writing Origin of Species

 Charles Darwin

"In September 1858 I set to work by the strong advice of Lyell and Hooker to prepare a volume on the transmutation of species, but was often interrupted by ill-health, and short visits to Dr. Lane's delightful hydropathic establishment at Moor Park." Charles Darwin, Autobiography

Darwin set to work on Origin of Species but was set back by stomach and heart ailments. He undertook hydropathic treatments, which for the most part, consisted of cold showers followed by being slapped around. I would liken it to spinal alignments of today. 

No comments:

Post a Comment