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MRS. SAM SMITH (AUNT MAI)

25 Aug. 1872

'Calling the Order of Nature: A Sufficient Account of its Cause'; refers to Dr. Carpenter's speech pointing out metaphysical error; 'that Sanitary reform prevents disease is a formula - a metaphysical idea, that is, an idea of my own mind - evolved out of my consciousness, as it were. It is only what I think'; the Positivists would make her laugh, but for civility.
7p In pencil B.M. Add.MSS.45793.f.2668
Dr. Carpenter was President of the British Association Meeting at Brighton.

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