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May 8, 1937

Wills Hospital Eye Manual for Nurses

JAMA. 1937;108(19):1672-1673. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780190088029

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Abstract

This booklet, by the chief nurse of Wills Eye Hospital, is just what the title says, a manual for nurses written in simple language without too many technicalities. On the whole, it is well done and contains much easily accessible valuable information. Particularly to be commended are the lists of surgical procedures with the instruments required for each and the proper methods of sterilization. Of course, each ophthalmic surgeon and each ophthalmic institute has its own technic, so that many of the minor points will be disputed. The illustrations, which are copied from various sources with due credit, are. not particularly good and could be elaborated and improved on to great advantage. Seven pages are given to an outline of the history of cataract operations, abstracted from Posey and Brown's book, which appears superfluous in a manual of this type. But there is a good glossary at the end, just

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