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There were weighty arguments against this theory, in particular the fact that people with great muscular strength and a welldeveloped panniculus adiposus were often attacked by the disease; and also that European crews, on a diet containing sufficient protein and fat, were not immune, even when they were given virtually no rice at all.
The beard does not grow; in many instances a thick _panniculus adiposus_ is formed; there are changes in the growth of the bones; the voice remains
He holds that the observations in myxedema, in obesity, and psoriasis warrant the belief that the thyroid gland eliminates a material having a regulating influence upon the constitution of the panniculus adiposus and upon the nutrition of the skin in general.
They also occasionally have an associate muscular development in the subcutaneous tissues similar to the panniculus adiposus of quadrupeds, giving them preternatural motile power over the skin.
In the animal kingdom certain parts of the body are quite filled with fat-cells, particularly under the skin (_Paniculus adiposus_), in the cavities of the abdomen, in the so-called _omentum_, in the kidneys and the tubulated canals of the bones.