Carrel-Dakin treatment

noun

: an antiseptic treatment of wounds in World War I consisting of regular intermittent irrigation through surgically placed rubber tubes to obviate infection in contaminated wounds and to hasten asepsis in suppurating wounds compare carrel-dakin solution , dakin's solution

Word History

Etymology

after Alexis Carrel †1944 French surgeon and biologist, and Henry Drysdale Dakin †1952 English chemist

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“Carrel-Dakin treatment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carrel-Dakin%20treatment. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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