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July 16, 1927

Surgical Nursing and the Principles of Surgery for Nurses.

JAMA. 1927;89(3):232. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690030064043

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Abstract

This book is based on lectures to the probationer nurses at the London Hospital. An effort is made to instruct them in the fundamental principles of surgery and in the nursing of surgical patients. There is a rather detailed discussion of such surgical problems as infections, inflammations, wounds, specific infections, hemorrhage, shock, new growths and burns. The operative nursing and care of patients after operations on the various regions of the body are considered, including fractures and the special care of infants. Bandaging and massage, with numerous prescriptions used in the postoperative care of these patients, are added.

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