Edited by Dan R. Kenshalo, PhD. Price, $26. Pp 594, with many figures, graphs, and photographs. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence, Avenue, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1968.
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This volume records the proceedings of the First International Symposium on the Skin Senses held at the Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla, March 1966. Forty-five participants and guests contributed their knowledge on sensory mechanisms, including discussions of morphology, physiology, and psychology of sensory systems. Papers were included on the histology and histochemistry of cutaneous receptors, psychophysiology, and electrical and chemical mediation of sensation. Considerable space is devoted to specificity vs nonspecificity of nerve terminals. This is of interest primarily to neurologists, neurophysiologists, neurochemists, and perhaps an occasional internist or dermatologist.
The Skin Senses: Proceedings of the First International Symposium on the Skin Senses.. Arch Intern Med. 1968;122(2):190-191. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.00300070094039