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November 2, 1940

Care of Poliomyelitis

JAMA. 1940;115(18):1571. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810440063023

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This book is timely, practical and accurate. It is written by a nurse who has demonstrated mature, discriminating judgment. Miss Stevenson has presented an unbiased evaluation of various conceptions, procedures, maneuvers and methods. The book has grown out of the study, observation and experience of the staff of the orthopedic division of the Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago. It is presented in the hope that it will be useful to others who share in the care of poliomyelitis patients. The manuscript has been read in whole or in part by instructors, supervisors and staff nurses in public health nursing, instructors in physical therapy departments, and directors and members of staffs of state agencies for the care of crippled children. The value of care in handling the acutely ill patient is emphasized. The discussion on postural considerations is excellent. The author has taken meticulous care in describing the simplest details. These

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