Carrel-Dakin treatment

noun

Definition of Carrel-Dakin treatment

: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

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Origin and Etymology of carrel-dakin treatment

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


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