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Article
February 1964

The Topographic Anatomy of Human Skin

Author Affiliations

PORTLAND, ORE

From the Division of Dermatology, University of Oregon Medical School.

Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(2):267-273. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590260105020
Abstract

A plastic impression technique was used to study the surface of the skin. Regional, age, and sex differences are described. Atypical patterns were most often seen in infants and adults over 45 years of age. Individual variation was greatest in patterns obtained from the face.

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