October 1967

Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin

Author Affiliations

Beaverton, Ore

From the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, Beaverton, Ore.

Arch Dermatol. 1967;96(4):357-363. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01610040007003

Skin protects the organism from injury, maintains its homeostasis, adapts it to its environment, enhances or forms locomotory devices, secretes substances that attract or repel, and fashions certain purely ornamental structures.