IN a letter on this subject by J. S., in this week's number of NATURE, the hypothesis is mentioned that left-handed persons may owe their peculiarity to a transposition of the viscera or at least of the great arteries of the Upper limbs. This supposition which has been more than once advanced, is certainly not true. Several cases of transposition of viscera are on record in which the persons affected were right-handed. One was recorded by M. Géry (quoted in Cruveillier's Anatomie, tome I, p. 65, note), another by M. Gachet (Gazette des Hopitaux, Aug. 31, 1861), and a third in the Pathological Transactions, vol xix., p. 447.
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S., P. Lefthandedness. Nature 1, 654 (1870). https://doi.org/10.1038/001654d0
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