Wound Contraction in Relation to Collagen Formation in Scorbutic Guinea-pigs

@inproceedings{Abercrombie1956WoundCI,
  title={Wound Contraction in Relation to Collagen Formation in Scorbutic Guinea-pigs},
  author={M. Abercrombie and Michael H. Flint and Dulmage William James},
  year={1956}
}
A WOUND in any mobile part of the skin of a mammal diminishes in area as it heals by a centripetal movement of the undamaged skin surrounding it. This movement, usually called wound contraction, depends on a pull exerted by the material within the wound (Lindquist, 1946; Abercrombie, Flint, & James, 1954; Billingham & Medawar, 1955). It is commonly believed that the effective force is developed by the newly formed collagen fibres. In a previous paper, however (Abercrombie, Flint, & James, 1954… CONTINUE READING

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