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October 6, 1934

A Textbook of Orthopedic Surgery for Nurses

JAMA. 1934;103(14):1093-1094. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750400061032

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This treatise on orthopedic surgery fulfils the purpose expressed in the preface, "to outline a series of principles which will make the nurse competent to care for the orthopedic patient, to assist the orthopedic surgeon in all branches of his work." The subject of orthopedic nursing has been inadequately dealt with in most of the nursing schools of the past. This has been due in part to the fact that books on orthopedic surgery have for the most part been too advanced to be suitable for the student nurse. Dr. Lewin has written in a simple, straightforward style, and the arrangement of the book, beginning with a brief statement on the general orthopedic considerations, embryology, anatomy and physiology of the bones and joints and their related structures first creates a background for a better understanding of the chapters that deal with the clinical problems. At all times this excellent book

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