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June 16, 1928

Outlines of Nursing History.

JAMA. 1928;90(24):1972. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690510056032

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This, as its outline specifies, is a textbook for pupil nurses. The system of paragraph headings and particularly the chapter summaries are good, especially for teaching purposes. The foreword gives much sound advice to pupils. Throughout the book a nice balance is maintained, so that a student is not left with the thought that nursing in former times was quite barbarous and present nursing is nearly perfection. It constantly keeps nursing before the student as a service for humanity and not merely as an occupation. The book contains too many comparatively unimportant names and dates of too many nursing leaders and events for a preliminary or even an advanced student of the subject to attempt to digest.

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