Dr Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) of Lichfield and placental respiration.

  • Peter M. Dunn
  • Published 2003 in
    Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and…


Erasmus Darwin was a great philosopher, scientist, inventor, poet, and physician. His creative intellect has been compared with that of Leonardo da Vinci. This brief article draws attention to two perinatal contributions made on placental respiration and management of the umbilical cord. 

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