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November 9, 1918

AN AUTOMATIC DISTRIBUTOR FOR NEUTRAL SOLUTION OF CHLORINATED SODA (DAKIN'S SOLUTION)

JAMA. 1918;71(19):1556. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26020450003010d

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Abstract

The successful use of Dakin's solution (neutral solution of chlorinated soda) depends on its delivery in sufficient quantity to all parts of the infected wound at regular and frequent intervals. These conditions can be obtained by a simple apparatus.

Wounds vary in size; therefore, this apparatus has two controls, one for time and one for quantity.

An irrigator can, A, is elevated on the head of the bed. A short piece of rubber tubing connects with a drop tube, B. A screw clamp on this piece of tubing controls the rate of flow through the dripping apparatus. For example, to deliver 80 c.c. every two hours, the screw clamp is set so that 10 drops each minute fall from the drop tube.

A large size test tube, D, of about 100 c.c. capacity, is fitted with a three hole rubber stopper. This test tube serves as a reservoir to collect

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