Sensation of the Skin

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Section of skin showing two papillae of the dermis and some of the deeper cells of the epidermis, involved in sensation of the skin. Labels: a, papilla containing blood vessels; b, papilla containing a tactile corpuscle, t; d, medullated nerve fibers going to the corpuscle; at f, optical cross-sections of the fibers are seen as they wind round the outside of the corpuscle; the general transverse direction of the connective tissue bundles of the capsule of the corpuscle is shown.


Martin, H. Newell The Human Body: A Text-book of Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1900) 283


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