Metchnikoff's drawing of phagocytes reacting to injury caused by cauterization.Metchnikoff's drawing of phagocytes at a site of inflammation (caused by the application of silver nitrate) in the caudal fin of a Triton embryo. The injury was observed over time, allowing Metchnikoff to monitor the progressive appearance of phagocytes reacting to the injury. This drawing was made 5 hours after cauterization. This figure is reproduced from Ref. 12.

Metchnikoff's drawing of phagocytes reacting to injury caused by cauterization.Metchnikoff's drawing of phagocytes at a site of inflammation (caused by the application of silver nitrate) in the caudal fin of a Triton embryo. The injury was observed over time, allowing Metchnikoff to monitor the progressive appearance of phagocytes reacting to the injury. This drawing was made 5 hours after cauterization. This figure is reproduced from Ref. 12.

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Ilya Metchnikoff, at ∼45 years of age.This figure is reproduced from Ref. 14.
Metchnikoff's theory of inflammation.Metchnikoff regarded the organism as intrinsically 'disharmonious' and stated that 'physiological inflammation' comprised all those activities that strove to...
Metchnikoff's drawing of phagocytes reacting to injury caused by cauterization.Metchnikoff's drawing of phagocytes at a site of inflammation (caused by the application of silver nitrate) in the...
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... of the organism by protecting the animal from foreign invaders or clearing the body of unwanted cellular debris. So, these 'eating cells' became the brokers of pathological inflammation. They continued to devour, but now in the service of host defence by engulfing and killing bacteria, congregating around foreign bodies, and appearing at wounds (FIG. ...
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