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Nicholas A. Giovinco, DPM, Julia Bernardini, DPM, and David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, discuss the use of doxycycline as a potential agent for "wound chemotherapy."

Dr. Giovinco recently graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He is a first-year resident at the Dekalb Medical Center in Atlanta and is the curator of www.DrGlass.org. Dr. Bernardini recently graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and is a first-year resident at the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City. Dr. Armstrong is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and is the Director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). He is the Founder of CLEAR at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago.

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