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This is the first book to deal specifically with the clearly defined technics established through the development of modern psychiatric medicine. In the words of the authors, the book is concerned with practical psychiatric treatment procedures, rather than with psychiatric nursing or treatment. It is intended to serve as a guide to nurses and attendants. Emphasis is placed throughout on the practical rather than the theoretic point of view. While the book has much to recommend, it for use by the attendant as well as by students of nursing, it would seem that much of the material presumes a knowledge of basic principles of nursing beyond that of the average attendant. The convenient arrangement of the material makes the book a valuable reference and should make a real contribution toward improvement in care of the psychiatric patient.
Psychiatric Nursing Technic.. Arch NeurPsych. 1940;44(4):928. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1940.02280100230022