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The second edition of "The Principles and Practice of Surgical Nursing" has been revised and rewritten by Dr. Wolfer and his collaborator Miss Mildred E. Newton. The first edition was the work of the late Dr. Charles D. Lockwood. The monograph is essentially an outline of surgical practice and is similar in many respects to the compends which are found in the hands of senior medical students just before examination time. The book is well written and well illustrated. The subject matter is presented in a simple, direct manner. The authors deserve credit for the care which they have exercised in confining the text to important headings and in avoiding the confusion that commonly arises from attempts to incorporate too much theory or too many disputatious details. The chapter on inflammation has been supplemented and placed at the beginning of the text, and the chapter on the treatment of burns
The Principles and Practice of Surgical Nursing. JAMA. 1935;105(18):1459. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760440069037