By Albert Coulson Buckley, M.D., Medical Superintendent, Friends Hospital, Frankford. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 312, with 57 illustrations. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1927.
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Either the nurses are expected to have a most complete grounding in nervous and mental diseases or this book is meant for superior medical attendants, i. e., the general and special physicians; otherwise there is much unnecessary anatomic and physiologic matter in this book. In the first forty-five pages the author prepares the anatomic and physiologic foundation. There are chapters on biology, the vertebrate nervous system, mental processes in health and disease, subjective experience-thinking, classification of the psychoses, the organic psychoses, psychoses with bodily disease, intoxication psychoses, the manic depressive psychoses and schizophrenic psychoses, the psychoneuroses, paranoia and paranoid states, mental defect, mental nursing, special nursing procedures, diseases of the nervous mechanism, diseases of the nerves, diseases of the spinal cord, and diseases of the brain and general nervous system. There are many statements made in a concise manner that are valuable as educational propaganda, not only to nurses and
Nursing Mental and Nervous Diseases from the View-Points of Biology, Psychology and Neurology. A Text-Book for Use in Schools for the Training of Nurses.. JAMA. 1927;89(9):716. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690090066039