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April 30, 1932

A Text-Book of Medicine for Nurses.

JAMA. 1932;98(18):1591. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730440071034

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The author endeavors to include in one small volume a review of medicine suitable for nurses. Among the chapter headings are bacteriology, infectious diseases, nutritional and metabolic disorders, diseases of the respiratory system, diseases of the nervous system, diseases of the heart and blood vessels, the principles of dietetics, therapeutics, and poisoning. In an appendix, the author describes lumbar puncture, paracentesis, venesection, the fractional test meal, and the preparation of patients for roentgen examination. Farther on is a tabulation of the infectious diseases, with the cause, symptoms and treatment. There are brief accounts of the physiology of the various systems preceding the chapters on systemic diseases, and brief references to pathology. All this material is presented in clear and simple language. A number of infectious diseases and other pathologic conditions are illustrated with well selected pictures, some of which are in color. The book appears to be well adapted to

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