Facebook Twitter


Charles Darwin was a sick-ly man, and a crotchety one, who suffered from one ail-ment or another throughout his adult life. He required con-stant attention, which his wife provided without complaint. Her tendder solicitude was not always appreciated, however.

A visitor once remarked to the naturalist:"You were certainly fortunate in your choice of wives. Mrs. Darwin has no equal as a nurse."

"She was fortunate, too," grumpily retorted Darwin. "I have no equal as a patient."