Origin of the Unit Membrane Concept

  • J. D. Robertson


The papers included in this volume are of two kinds. First, there are short ones presenting the results of recent research as presented at the Frascati Conference. Since, however, it was planned that the Frascati Conference would be the first of a series, it was felt that the collection of papers ought to include a few invited longer ones of a more general survey nature to bring the shorter papers into better perspective. I was asked to write such a paper dealing with the unit membrane. I accepted with some reluctance because I have reviewed this subject several times already in recent years. However, I consented to do this in the interest of making the whole volume more useful as a general reference to students. To those who have read other reviews by me in recent years, there is little new in the present article. It is addressed only to those who are unfamiliar with the evolution of the unit membrane concept.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Robertson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeuropathologyHarvard Medical SchoolBelmontUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Anatomy, School of MedicineDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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