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By Virginia Woolf

No matter what hour you woke there has been a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting the following, commencing there, making sure—a ghostly couple. Stooping, preserving their silver lamp above us, lengthy they give the impression of being and deeply. lengthy they pause. The wind drives straightly; the flame stoops just a little. Wild beams of moonlight move either ground and wall, and, assembly, stain the faces bent; the faces brooding about; the faces that seek the sleepers and search their hidden pleasure.

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The relative proportion of sweat ducts to hair folhcles varies greatly from region to region. The number of epidermal downgrowths appear in similar numbers in all of the main body regions; they, however, are met by a high number of dermal papillae only in the head, giving rise to a dense population of hair follicles. The difference in the regional frequency distribution of dermal hair papillae, it seems, is very high even in the earliest stages of fetal development. The relatively tow number of such papillae, combined with a high rate of expansion of the body surface in the trunk and extremities is the reason for a low density of hair follicles.

In the upper half of the follicle, these cells become hyalinized, their nuclei disappear, and the mature cuticle adheres to the cells of the cortex. The inner sheath must grow at the same rate as the hair, or faster. If the cuticle cells of the inner sheath moved upward faster than those 56 WILLIAM MONTAGNA AND EUGENE J. VAN SCOTT of the hair, they could pull the lateral borders of the cuticle cells of the cortex in an upward position and reorient them; other factors, how­ ever, could bring about these movements.

In consequence, the adult follicle has an intraepidermal component, which may be called the infundibular unit, and ends only at the skin surface, not at the bottom of the epidermis. This fact is of considerable importance in the in­ terpretation of pathological processes such as epidermal carcinogenesis (especially keratosis senilis) and wound healing. 4. The fetal hair follicle, at least that of Negro skin, contains func­ tioning melanocytes not only in the matrix of the hair, but also in the matrix of the inner root sheath and in the basal layer of the outer root sheath.

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