Antiseptic surgery
Antiseptic An`ti*sep"tic, Antiseptical An`ti*sep"tic*al, a. Counteracting or preventing putrefaction, or a putrescent tendency in the system; antiputrefactive. [1913 Webster]

{Antiseptic surgery}, that system of surgical practice which insists upon a systematic use of antiseptics in the performance of operations and the dressing of wounds. [1913 Webster]


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