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December 23, 1933

Surgical Nursing Arranged According to the Unit Method.

JAMA. 1933;101(26):2071-2072. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740510063032

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Abstract

This book is arranged according to the Morrison unit method of teaching. It has five steps, which include exploration of the student's background in the subject, presentation or an overview of the unit, assimilation or collection of information, organization with review, and recitation to give evidence of necessary knowledge on the subject. In order to cover the great variety of subjects in the limited time, the book is divided into a number of general units containing illustrative specific surgical conditions. There are eight units, which include preoperative and postoperative management, major abdominal operations, glandular surgery, including the breast, thyroid and lymph glands, brain and nerve surgery, orthopedic surgery, and various types of anesthesia with their management. A few brief points are made as to the objectives and then a general discussion of the subjects in each unit is given, based on recent textbooks. The nurse's point of view, given by

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