G. M. R.
Human sweat glands, which according to Krause number about 2,380,000, are distributed over the entire surface of the body. Those in the axillary and inguinal regions are larger and of slightly different construction than are those situated elsewhere. The number in a specific region is greatest in the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet, next greatest in the forehead and least on the trunk and extremities. Kuno has reported that the extremities of Japanese, which are subjected to much exposure, contain a greater number of sweat glands than do the extremities of other races whose extremities
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R. GM. THE PHYSIOLOGIC SIGNIFICANCE OF SWEATING. Ann Intern Med. 1937;11:222–225. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-1-222
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