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July 1961

Nerve Endings in Normal and Pathologic Skin

Author Affiliations

Northwestern University Medical School Chicago, Ill.

Arch Dermatol. 1961;84(1):177. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580130183036

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It has been said that "little tasks make large returns." On the surface, the study of cutaneous nerve endings appears to be but a negligible part of the much larger subject, anatomy and physiology of the skin, but the workmanship of this volume makes this book an excellent monograph and reference on the subject of cutaneous nerve endings. Much of the chaotic terminology of sensory nerve endings is simplified. Although the volume necessarily reflects the author's opinions, he has been scrupulously careful in noting the observations of the other investigators in this field. The reader will be hard put to find much to criticize. There are some minor errors such as the statement on page 120: ". . . one would presume the apocrine glands have cholinergic innervation only."

The first 2 chapters cover the introduction and the methods generally employed in the study of nerve endings in the skin. The meat of

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