DarwinCharles Darwin – The 200thAnniversary

Florian Popa*, Sorin Craciunas**, Alexandru Vlad Ciurea* **, Victor Lorin Purcarea*

* „Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

** First Neurosurgical Clinic „Bagdasar Arseni” Clinical Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania

Correspondence to:  Alexandru Vlad Ciurea, M.D Ph.D,

10-12 Berceni Street, District 4, Bucharest, Romania

Tel/fax: 021-3343025/ 021-3347350, e-mail:rsn@bagdasar-arseni.ro



Every age in the history of civilized men was dominated by a specific set of ideas or ideologies. However, Darwin's On the Origin of Species (1859) must be certainly mentioned as the top of the list.

The year 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the sesquicentennial of the Origin’s publication. Scientists, universities, natural history museums, and other sorts of people, various institutions all over the world are celebrating this anniversary by organizing scientific lectures, symposia, exhibitions.

Charles Robert Darwin, the scientist, had produced a fertile collection of work during his lifetime. Of his 19 books, his most prominent and remarkable work, On the Origin of Species, was published in 1859 when he was exactly 50 years old. There have been many theories concerning the reason why he waited so long to publish his thoughts on the origin of species, after he arrived from his voyage in 1836.

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