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Argentaffin Cell Incidence in the Rectal Mucosa of Man, Mouse, and Hamster

Naturevolume 207pages873874 (1965) | Download Citation

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THE often quoted standard work on the argentaffin cell by Jacobson in 19391 is doubtless the source cited by many authors on the distribution of argentaffin cells. From it we quote, “In man and all animals investigated, there appears to be a steady decrease in the number of (argentaffin) cells towards the caudal end of the intestine. The rectum of cattle seems to be an exception to this rule”.

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    Jacobson, W., J. Path. Bact., 49, 1 (1939).

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    Pearse, A. G. E., Histochemistry, Theoretical and Applied, second ed., 922, 925 (Little Brown and Co., Boston, 1960).

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    Ham, A. W., Histology, third ed., 590 (J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1957).

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    Tehver, J., Z. Mikr. Anat. Forsch., 21, 462 (1930).

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  1. Gastrointestinal Research Laboratory, Second (Cornell) Medical Division, Bellevue Hospital, New York

    • ELEANOR E. DESCHNER
  2. Department of Radiology, Cornell University Medical College

    • ELEANOR E. DESCHNER

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