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Article
June 1967

Desquamation of the Human Horny Layer

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104.

Arch Dermatol. 1967;95(6):583-586. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01600360029004
Abstract

By protecting various portions of the skin surface, the morphology of the shedding process has been discerned. Normal desquamation is neither in the form of subcellular particles nor as a microscopic dust of individual cells. The stratum corneum cracks up in its outermost portion into aggregates of cells to be finally shed as fine scales and flakes.

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