Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Sheikh M. Saeed


This article provides an overview of the functions of human leukocytes in inflammation as elucidated by the Rebuck skin window technique. The migration sequence of various leukocytes into the field of inflammation is described, as well as cytologic, cytochemical, and transformational changes, and the interrelationships of responding leukocytes. Since it was introduced in 1955, the Rebuck skin window technique has provided an excellent means of studying in vivo inflammatory response to different phlogistic agents in normal individuals and in various disease states. This simple technique continues to prove fruitful to further study and to monitoring of many disease states.