Why do Worms Die?


MANY times during the last twenty years I have been tempted to make the following communication. My house backs on to, and is partly built into, the old cliff at St. Leonards-on-Sea, and my back door opens on to a road cut into the face of the cliff. The road is well tar-macadamed and watertight. The esplanade at St. Leonards is wide, tar-gritted, and watertight, and it contains a number of ornamental flower-beds surrounded by low brick and cement walls, surmounted by cornices which overhang 2–3 in. The surfaces of the beds are about 12 in. below the top of the walls.

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ABBOTT, W. Why do Worms Die?. Nature 107, 490–491 (1921). https://doi.org/10.1038/107490c0

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