WCP6152

Letter (WCP6152.7122)

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ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND

LINCOLN’S INN FIELDS

LONDON. W.C.2.

8th Jan[uary]. 1932

Dear Mr Wallace2,

I am indebted to you for helpful criticism. It is quite true that the palato-cerebral ratio3 is not an exact index of mental — or even cerebral — development — but it is, I think — as good an indication of human status as is available now. No: both the measurements on pp [pages] 380-381 are right: the lower molars are always longer than the upper molars[.]

Yours very truly | Arthur Keith2 [signature]

The page is numbered WP16/1/94 in pencil in the top LH corner.
Keith, Arthur (1866-1955) Scottish anatomist and anthropologist. He was a fellow and later the Hunterian Professor and conservator of the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Please cite as “WCP6152,” in Beccaloni, G. W. (ed.), Ɛpsilon: The Alfred Russel Wallace Collection accessed on 5 May 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/wallace/letters/WCP6152