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November 3, 1956

Human Perspiration

JAMA. 1956;162(10):1018. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970270078034

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This study of the present knowledge of perspiration is based primarily on the personal observations of the author. Although derived from a similar volume written in 1934 by the same author, the book has been radically changed in both style and context. The writer believes that sweating deserves far more consideration, from both physiological and social aspects, than has usually been accorded to it; and his reasons are advanced in a lucid and convincing manner. The individual chapters include detailed descriptions of the development, anatomy, chemistry, and physiological mechanisms of the human sweat apparatus. Additional chapters describe regional and general forms of sweating, as well as their diverse relationships to the chemistry of the blood, and the influence of drugs, temperature, and stress. Of particular interest are the author's concepts of the skin chloride shift in sweating and the reabsorption of sweat in the sweat duct. The author presents a

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