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The blood-vessels and nerves only extend as far as the surface of the dermis and to its papillae ; the mucous layer and the epidermis are completely free from blood and nerves. The nerves of the skin, which terminate in single fibres, only extend to the dermis, and here they are observed to end in a peculiar manner in the papillae. for Many of them contain, an egg-shaped and in which particle, it is instance, which a nerve fibre enters, Taciaf several convolutions corpuscle*. lost after round it.

Thus it was proved that muscles are connected with the brain through a nervous circle ; that one nerve is not capable of transmitting what may be called nervous influence in ' ' two a different directions at once ; in other words, that nerve cannot carry volition to the muscles and to the brain, simultaneously, and by but that for the regulation of muscular action two distinct nerves are required ; first, a nerve oi sensation itself; convey a consciousness of the condisensorium ; and secondly, a nerve of motion for conveying a mandate of the will to sensibility to tion of the muscles to the 18 HERDER, I'HumaniU" " Idees sur (Paris, 1827).

Influence of the habits on the tissues, and of foe tissues on already quoted another passage in which Galen refers 24 to this importance of the thumb. [Note , p. ] i have dwelt upon these anatomical details, because form of the bones, their consistency, and the development of the muscles depend almost entirely the the bones. " Quid namcque si nullus digitis quatuor, ut nunc habet, omnes quincque sub una recta Nonne perspicuum est eorum tune multi- opponeretur, sed consequentur linea essent facti?

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