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May 1967


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(Fourth-year student) University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Philadelphia

Arch Surg. 1967;94(5):741-742. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1967.01330110157023

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To the Editor.  —In the December (93: 857) issue of the Archives, there appeared three articles on wound healing by Ordman and Gillman. The first two papers presented meticulously done photomicrographic illustrations of healing of experimental wounds in pigs, along with detailed description of the events of healing. The authors also elucidated the histological reaction to sutures placed in this skin. The third article then proceeded to compare healing of sutured wounds with healing of wounds closed with adhesive strips. This reader is of the opinion that the conclusions derived are so far at variance with the data presented so as to warrant a letter of comment.The authors were impressed by the histological reaction to the needle tract and suture material and set out to evaluate whether substitution of the suture material with adhesive strips on the wound surface would lead to efficacious healing. The method they utilized is

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