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New Antiseptics

Nature volume 96, pages 653654 (10 February 1916) | Download Citation



BRIEF notices have already appeared in the Press and a fuller account in the British Medical Journal (August 25, 1915) on the use of sodium hypochlorite solution, made slightly acid with boric acid, for the treatment of wounds. This solution was first introduced by Dr. Dakin and applied with great success in the hospital at Compiegne and in other military hospitals. But this was not the only antiseptic submitted to examination and experiment at the Compiegne hospital.

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