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January 31, 1885


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JAMA. 1885;IV(5):120-122. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390800008001a

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Read in Section of Oral and Dental Surgery, American Medical Association, May, 1884.

In 1879, Mr. D. J. Hamilton, lecturer on pathology, the School of Medicine, Edinburg, prepared a. paper "On the Process of Healing," which appeared in the Journal of Anatomy and Physiology, Vol. xiii. He there made the statement and proved experimentally that in a granulating surface there were no new vessels formed, but that the superficial capillaries of the part were pushed upward, as granulating loops, by the action of the heart; the projection being permitted from the fact that the restraining influence of the skin had been removed.

Two years later, in the November number of the Edinburgh Medical Journal, Mr. Hamilton appears with a communication "On Sponge-grafting."

He there states that while getting the information for his former paper, he was led to believe that the process of vascularization, as seen on a granulating surface

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