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June 29, 1940

Modern Urology for Nurses

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By Sheila Maureen Dwyer, R.N., Supervisor, J. Bentley Squier Urological Clinic, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, and George W. Fish, M.D., Associate Professor of Urology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City. With a foreword by Helen Young, R.N., Director of Nurses and Nursing Service, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in the City of New York. Cloth. Price, $3.25. Pp. 290, with 60 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1940.

JAMA. 1940;114(26):2590. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810260076030

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The title aptly describes the contents of this splendid book. Good nursing, preoperatively and postoperatively, is probably never more urgently required than in urologic cases. The collaboration of these authors, who are well experienced in the care of these patients, from the nurse's as well as the surgeon's point of view, answers a long felt need for a sound basic text-book to prepare a nurse for competent urologic nursing. They are to be congratulated on this accomplishment. An adequate understanding of the pathology and physiology of the urogenital tract is an essential for satisfactory urologic nursing. Possessing it, the nurse can cooperate more intelligently with the physician and realize the importance of certain procedures which otherwise might not have any significance to her. The photographs and drawings with the accompanying text enable the nurse to acquire this understanding and simultaneously the knowledge of the principles of the nursing responsibility for

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