The Scientific Basis of Healing: PDF OnlyThe Scientific Basis of HealingKerstein, Morris D. MDAuthor Information Morris D. Kerstein, MD, is professor of surgery at Allegheny University Hospitals, Philadelphia. This article was originally published inPhysician Assistant. Advances in Wound Care: May 1997 - Volume 10 - Issue 3 - p 30-36 Free Abstract Successful wound management requires an understanding of the normal healing process and the factors that can interrupt it. Studies have shown that wounds heal more readily in a moist, physiologic environment. Clinicians can improve the outcome of wound care by applying these research findings and by identifying and correcting impediments to healing. This article provides a basic understanding of the healing process and a clinical approach to optimal care of acute and chronic wounds. [ADV WOUND CARE 1997;10(3):30-36] © Williams & Wilkins 1997. All Rights Reserved.