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ERNST FRIEDINGER, of Vienna, begins a communication on the subject of “which cells in the gastric glands secrete the pepsine?”* as follows:—“Kölliker erwähnt zuerst das Vorkommen von zweierlei Zellen in den Pepsindrüsen des Hundes.” On referring to Kölliker I find, “Bei Thieren sind, wie Todd-Bowman zuerst beim Hunde, ich und Donders bei vielen andern Säugern gezeigt haben, die Magendrüsen überall doppelter Art,” &c. In Todd and Bowman, published some years before this, the two kinds of glands are figured (the drawings being better than those of Kölliker), the difference between them in anatomical characters, the difference of the two parts of the gland, and the difference in the function discharged by the two kinds of cells of each of the two kinds of glands, pointed out. Friedinger does not even mention the names of the English observers.

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