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History of Medicine

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Darwin banner to enter the website. On the upper left side is Charles Darwin, circa 1880. In the upper center are the words: Rewriting the Book of Nature: Charles Darwin and the Rise of Evolutionary Theory. On the upper right side is a drawing of the evolutionary tree of life from Darwin's Notebook B. On the bottom left is bryum moss with reproductive organs from Henry C. Chapman's, Evolution of Life. In the bottom center Charles Darwin's vision - 'from so simple a beginning, endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved' - now forms the foundation of the biological sciences. On the bottom right is an image of two intertwined, nearly identical snakes from Romanes' Darwinism illustrated.

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Last Reviewed: May 7, 2014