Lot #194
Albert Einstein Typed Letter Signed

"Natural selection is to a great extent prevented by the progress of medicine"
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Estimate: $10000+

Description

"Natural selection is to a great extent prevented by the progress of medicine"

TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 8 x 10.25, blindstamped personal Princeton letterhead, February 23, 1945. Letter to Dr. I. Franklin Miller at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Arts Building, in full: "I am glad to inform you that I received—through the kindness of Dr. Spayde—the interesting book by Dr. Price. I am convinced that there is considerable truth in the matter. I observed myself that the people in Czecho-Slovackia were much better developed than the people in Switzerland. And I was convinced that this was due to the more primitive living-conditions. I wonder whether the relevant factors are already recognized. I believe that a good deal of our deterioration may be due to the fact that natural selection is to a great extent prevented by the progress of medicine." In very good to fine condition, with light creasing and toning, and a paperclip impression to the top edge. A unique letter connecting Einstein and Darwin, with the great physicist weighing in on Darwin's evolutionary theory—positing that natural selection has been slowed down by the advent of modern medicine.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021





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