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January 1957

Human Perspiration

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By Yas Kuno, M.D. Price, $9.50. Pp. 416. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1956.

AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(1):160. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550130162037

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This monograph is a monument to a lifetime of study of the sweat gland by the most eminent of all Japanese physiologists. Now retired, Dr. Kuno writes a reflective comprehensive account of the sweat gland as viewed from every standpoint, always documenting from the enormous amount of data which has flowed from his laboratory, and his team of 65 collaborators during the last 30 years. Kuno's laboratories have been internationally recognized as the institute for the study of the physiology of sweating ever since 1934 when Kuno published his first monograph, "The Physiology of Human Perspiration." His present summary of knowledge concerning the sweat gland is an excellent readable account which brings us much material previously lost behind the language barrier.

The reader will find well-balanced and critical discussions of insensible perspiration, the anatomy and physiology of both eccrine and apocrine sweat glands, area differences, the chemistry of sweat,

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