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December 17, 1938

A Manual of Tuberculosis for Nurses and Public Health Workers

JAMA. 1938;111(25):2331-2332. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790510079040

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For nurses on duty with tuberculous patients this book is excellent. The manner of infection and description of primary and secondary types are well handled. The description of symptoms, what produces them and what a nurse might do is carefully explained. Sanatorium care, together with an explanation of what is to be expected from such treatment, is given in detail. All a nurse should know about the surgery of all forms of tuberculosis is set forth. From the point of view of the public health worker and preventive medicine the book is not all inclusive. This phase of tuberculosis is not presented in sufficient detail. Had the title omitted "public health workers" the work would accomplish its purpose.

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