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February 24, 1940

Microbiology and Pathology

JAMA. 1940;114(8):684. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810080056036

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This textbook, written primarily for student nurses, is largely devoted to bacteriology. Considerable space is devoted to general principles and methods, which are described in simple form. The portion discussing pathology for schools of nursing of high standards is somewhat deficient in text on the general phases. The chapters on special pathology include descriptions of laboratory observations, which in most books are usually segregated under clinical pathology. Illustrations are numerous and include twenty-five good colored plates. Each chapter ends with a list of helpful questions for review. A glossary of common medical terms is a useful addition. It is difficult to evaluate books for nurses, as the courses in bacteriology and pathology vary considerably; but, on the whole, this volume will meet the requirements of most training schools.

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