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April 4, 1931

A Textbook on the Nursing and Diseases of Sick Children for Nurses and Welfare Workers.

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By Various Authors. Edited by Alan Moncrieff, M.D., B.S., M.R.C.P., Medical Registrar and Pathologist to the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London. With introduction by George R. Irving, M.D. Cloth. Price, $4.50. Pp. 580, with 111 illustrations. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930.

JAMA. 1931;96(14):1172. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720400070040

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Successful nursing requires a combination of knowledge and practical ability. A good nurse not only knows what to do but understands why she is doing it. Consequently, the nurse must make a rather careful study of a large variety of disease conditions. Unfortunately, her educational equipment is not always such as to make material written in the usual way understandable. This is probably the greatest criticism of this volume on the nursing of sick children. The material is accurate and concisely presented. However, there is some question as to how much of it the average nurse will grasp. On the other hand, it is suggested that the book will serve as a work of reference as well as a textbook and it will be satisfactory for this purpose. The first portion of the volume is devoted to a description of the normal child, a discussion of the general care of

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