Re: AAT Questions...sweat

Pat Dooley (
9 Jul 1995 00:06:40 -0400

> More discussion of similarities between higher primates and humans
>can be found on p.193. Next, there are the references, which I advise the

>ATT's to read. In short, the older information, at least, is thoroughly
>congruent with Goerge Schaller's obervations of sweating by gorillas. Any

>more anecdotes, Mr. Dooley?

Who said other primates lacked eccrine glands? My only claim, via Morgan
and Solokov, was that their widespread use as a sweat gland was uniquely

Try reading more up-to-date stuff. e.g.

William Montagna, 1982. The evolution of human skin,
in Advanced Views in Primate Biology, Springer-Verlag
35 - 42

V. E. Sokolov, 1982. Mammal Skin. University of California Press

Gary G. Schwartz and Leonard A. Rosenblum, 1981
Allometry of hair density and the evolution of human
hailessness, in Am, J. Phys. Anthrop., 55, 9-12.

W. Sokolov, 1962. Adaptations of the mammalian skin to
the aquatic mode of life, in Nature, 195, 464 - 466

J.S. Strauss and F. J. Ebling, 1970. Control and function
of skin glands in mammals, in Memoirs of the Society for
Endocrinology, 18, 341-371.

Knut Schmidt-Nielsen et al., 1957. Body temperature of
the camel and its relation to water economy, in Am. J.
Phys., 188, 188 - 189.

Derek Denton, 1982. The Hunger for Salt. An Anthropological,
Physiological and Medical Analysis. Springer-Verlag.

Hancock and J. B. S. Haldane, 1939. The loss of water
and salts through the skin and the corresponding
physiological adjustments, in Proc. Roy. Soc., B105,
43 - 60

W. Montagna, 1972. The skin of non-human primates, in
Am. Zool., 12, 109-124.

W. Montagna, 1982. The evolution of human skin, op. cit.
Chapter 5.

William R. Keating et al., 1986. Increased platelet and
red cell counts, blood vlscosity and plasma cholesterol
levels during heat stress and cerebral thrombosis; in
Am. J. Med., 81, 795 - 800.

D.B. Dill et al., 1933. Salt Economy in extreme dry heat,
in Journal of Biological Chemistry, 100, 755-768.

Sheila A. Mahoney, 1980. Cost of locomotion and heat
balance during rest and running from 0€ to 55€C in a
patas monkey, in Journal of Applied Physiology, 49, 61-81.

(Citations taken from "Scars")

Pat Dooley