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Vel·peau bandage

or  Vel*peau's bandage  n :  a bandage used to support and immobilize the arm when the clavicle is fractured
Velpeau, Alfred-Armand-Louis-Marie (1795-1867),
French surgeon. Velpeau was the leading French surgeon in the first half of the 19th century. In 1839 he introduced a bandage designed to support the arm in dislocation or fracture of the clavicle.

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