The results of this work may be summarised in the following statements:

1. Certain fibres of the nerve network, situated below the corium, and known as the fundamental plexus, give origin to fibrils which enter the epithelium and terminate in comparatively large beadlike bodies between the cells.

2. From a network of fine anastomising nerve-fibrils situated immediately below the epithelium, and forming meshes, each narrower than the surface covered by an epithelial cell, arise other excessively fine fibrils, which end either within or between the cells, or, after branching, in both fashions.

3. One, commonly two, often three or more, nerve-fibrils terminate in the interior of each epithelial cell near its nucleus.

4. The figures of Eberth are sheaths for intracellular nerve terminations.

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