Chlorophyll and wound healing. Experimental and clinical study. Lam, C., Brush, B. 1950 Am. J. Surg. 8:204-210. 1950.
Chlorophyll was used in an experiment with cutaneous wounds in guinea pigs, and in treating dermatome donor sites, clinical burns and surgical wounds and ulcers in human patients. Wound healing in guinea pigs showed acceleration in only 30% of cases, and did not enhance healing time for dermatome grafts. In clinical burns cases the chlorophyll ointment was a satisfactory dressing but did not appear to contribute to wound healing.