Light microscope studies on the structure of the renal corpuscle have been made by numerous investigators. Among these were Bowman (1842), Vimtrup (1928), von Mollendorff (1928), Bargmann (1929), Zimmermann (1929), McGregor (1929), Bensley and Bensley (1930), and many others. A diversity of opinions arose concerning the details of structure of the mammalian renal corpuscle which was to remain, to a certain extent, the legacy of the electron · microscopists. Among the electron microscopists who studied the structure of the mammalian renal corpuscle were Pease and Baker (1950), Dalton (1951), Oberling, Gautier and Bernhard (1951), Hall, Roth and Johnson (1953), Jones ( 1953), Rinehart, Farguhar, Jung and Abul-Haj (1953), Reid (1954), Hall and Roth (1954), Mueller, Mason and Stout (1955), and Pease (1955). Some of the points of disagreement on the structural features of the renal corpuscle are: (1) basement membrane of Bowman's capsule, (2) epithelium of Bowman's capsule, (3) epithelium of the glomerulus, (4) basement membrane of the glomerulus, and (5) endothelium of the glomerulus. Since studies with the electron microscope on the vertebrate renal corpuscle have been limited to mammals it seemed of interest to attempt an analysis of the bird's renal corpuscle by this method.
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Prestage, James J. and Beams, H. W.
"The Structure of Renal Corpuscle in the Sparrow, Passer domesticus domesticus, as Revealed by the Electron Microscope,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 64(1), 670-679.
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