Returning papers from Fulton on bear and gibbon. Enclosing draft of own article on flexor reflexes in dogs, cats and macaques - asks for comments. Avoidance of term 'spinal shock' ('the unclean word') - dislike of term. Examinations of strychnine and muscle. Correspondence with McCouch. Requests news on Fulton's 'Babinski' manuscript. Two papers from the Oxford lab to be read at the Royal Society this week (by Gilbert Phillips, and by Eccles and Hoff).