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June 20, 1953

Dermatology: A Textbook for Nurses.

JAMA. 1953;152(8):773. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690080117042

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This small book is based on a series of lectures that comprise the course in dermatology for student nurses at Cook County Hospital, Chicago. The author has attempted "to acquaint the nurse with the fact that the skin is a structure with its own diseases, regulated by its own laws; to help her to recognize that some cutaneous diseases are contagious but that the vastly greater number are not; to stimulate her to appreciate the special nursing problems created by diseases of the skin; and to afford her an intelligent appreciation of the many unsolved problems of dermatology." The first lectures deal with the structure, function, and care of the normal skin, the general types of skin lesions, and the basic principles of topical treatment. Subsequent chapters present the symptoms and findings of the commoner dermatoses and syphilis, with brief remarks on treatment. The presentation is simple and concise and

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