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Wound repair represents a plethora of dynamic processes involved with the structure, function, and regulation of the skin. A fundamental understanding of how, after insult, the skin is repaired is essential for a dermatologist. As evidenced by the many books and journals on cutaneous biology, there is a tendency to emphasize the individual molecular components of the skin and too infrequently acknowledge the orchestrated beauty of the sum of these components. The rich complexity of these processes and their interactions are valued and well described in The Molecular and Cellular Biology of Wound Repair.
The book begins with a thoughtful synopsis on wound repair. As noted in the preface, this synopsis (chapter 1) by Clark, the editor of the book, has been alive, growing, and maturing for more than 10 years. It is more than the first chapter but truly sets the organizational tone for the rest of the book.
Margolis DJ. The Molecular and Cellular Biology of Wound Repair. Arch Dermatol. 1996;132(12):1531. doi:10.1001/archderm.1996.03890360125034