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STIRLING, James Hutchison.
Darwinianism: Workmen and Work.

Description:
pp. xvi, 358, (x) Advertisements. Original cloth, dust mark in the fore-margin of the title, else a very good copy ex libris RICHARD FREEMAN.

*JAMES STIRLING [1820-1909], graduated in medicine in Edinburgh in 1842, assistant surgeon at Pontypool in 1843 and then surgeon to the Hirwain iron-works in 1846. He was made FRCS in 1860. On inheriting his father's estate in 1851, he retired from medical practice, travelled on the Continent and devoted himself to the study of philosophy. In 1869 he published 'As Regards Protoplasm', a refutation of T. H. Huxley's statement that '...there is one kind of matter, Protoplasm, common to all living beings'. The above text is described in DNB as 'an acute criticism of the Darwinian Theory of Evolution.' A pencilled comment at the front of the book [not by Freeman], states - 'Detailed, hostile, ad hominem critique'. There are chapters on THOMAS BROWN, ERASMUS DARWIN, ROBERT WARING DARWIN AND CHARLES DARWIN (6).

T. & T.Clark. Edinburgh.

Date Published: 1894.

Stock No. 62695

Price: 85.00

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