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July 1961

Advances in Biology of Skin

Arch Dermatol. 1961;84(1):177-178. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580130183037

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This is a meticulously edited volume of the proceedings at Brown University on Cutaneous Innervation. The articles carry the authority of investigators who have devoted many years in fashioning what Jadassohn terms "small bricks in the edifice of knowledge." The diversity of approaches to even a relatively limited subject like cutaneous innervation can be seen from the chapter headings: The Pattern of Cutaneous Innervation of the Human Hand, Foot, and Breast; Similarities in Cutaneous Nerve End-Organs; The Autonomic Innervation of the Skin; Cholinesterases in the Cutaneous Nerves of Man; The Relation of Nerve Fiber Size to Modality of Sensation; The Central Paths of the Afferent Impulses from Skin Which Arouse Sensation; Studies Related to the Mechanism of Common Sensibility; Structures and Processes Involved in the Sensation of Itch; and Pathophysiology of Itch Sensation.

Both the Brown University Symposium and Dr. Winkelmann's volume contain a wealth of information for those who

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