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To the Editor:—
For seven years I have been interested in the ultrastructure of the kidney and my work has been rewarded with a finding that I would like to share with the readers of The Journal. I have discovered why the cytoplasmic extensions of the epithelial cells in the glomeruli are called foot processes. One can see this clearly from the electron micrograph (Figure).In future work I shall endeavor to find the rest of the lady.
Ores RO. The Foot Process of the Renal Glomerulus. JAMA. 1969;208(9):1706. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160090066028