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Absence of Wound Healing in Young Chick Embryos

Nature volume 180, page 854 (26 October 1957) | Download Citation

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DURING attempts to modify the development of feather tracts, Saunders had noted the fact that skin wounds in three-day chick embryos failed to heal1. This casual observation, which contrasted curiously with the numerous reports on smooth healing of embryonic transplants and the repair of older skin, seemed to hold a promising clue to the mechanisms of wound healing in general. We therefore undertook a more systematic study of the phenomenon, the first results of which are reported in the following.

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  1. Laboratory of Developmental Biology, Rockefeller Institute, New York.

    • PAUL WEISS
    •  & A. GEDEON MATOLTSY

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