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December 1968

Review of Cutaneous Sensation

Arch Dermatol. 1968;98(6):680. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610180124022

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Sensory experience is so primary to all living that in this scientific age, we should know much about it. The physiology of sensation has been given a critical discussion in this new volume. The reader will be surprised at the frequent areas of ignorance. The experience, judgment, and candor of the author are reflected throughout the volume indicating what is valid of the surprisingly little we know of sensory mechanisms.

The text is divided into a discussion of the techniques, the anatomy of the peripheral and the central connections, and finally the sensory modalities. At the end of each section is a summary which is of great help. The whole book is summarized in a last section entitled General Review.

While to the anatomist it would appear that morphology including the histochemical and electron microscopic literature has been glossed over, this type of discussion is not the central purpose of

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