Harriet Ritvo, 24 May 1990
Show More The Politics of Evolution: Morphology, Medicine and Reform in Radical London by Adrian Desmond.
Chicago, 503 pp., £27.95, March 1990, 0 226 14346 5Show More
“... Like 1066, 1688 and 1492, 1859 is an iconic date, indissolubly connected in the minds of schoolchildren and former schoolchildren to a single, conveniently packaged occurrence: the invention of Evolution in Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species. It is, however, a date that does not figure in Adrian Desmond’s masterful account of the initial rise and decline of evolutionary theory in Britain ...”