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Spiral sweat ducts in skin on the sole of a foot

Polarised light micrograph of a section of skin on the sole of a foot. This sample is from a vintage prepared slide from the period pre-1900 and was sold by the firm Watson and Sons. Dermal and epidermal layers of the skin, spiral sweat ducts and underlying muscle and frothy adipose tissue are visible here. This sample is likely to have been obtained from a human cadaver based on the anatomical st…