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Inflammation: a clinical perspective. The Ciba-Geigy Prize for Research in Animal Health
  1. SA May,
  2. P Lees,
  3. AJ Higgins and
  4. AD Sedgwick
  1. Royal Veterinary College Field Station, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.


The cardinal signs of acute inflammation have been recognised for almost 2000 years, but it is only in the last hundred years that significant progress has been made in understanding the underlying cellular response. Our knowledge of the chemical messengers which regulate and in some cases lead to persistence of the inflammatory process is, as yet, incomplete, but it is hoped that further research at this level will lead to the development of more effective therapeutic agents.

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