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Carrel-Dakin treatment

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Method of wound irrigation in which the wound is intermittently irrigated with Dakin’s solution, a germicidal fluid. The method is obsolete, but the principle is still utilized.


  • A. Carrel, H. D. Dakin, Daufresne, Dehelly, Dumas:
    Traitement abortif de l’infection des plaies.
    Bulletin de l’Académie de médecine, Paris, 1915, 3 sér., 74: 361-368.
  • H. D. Dakin:
    On the use of certain antiseptic substances in the treatment of infected wounds.
    British Medical Journal, London, 1915, 2: 318-320. Dakin’s solution.

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