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December 6, 1958

Essentials of Pediatrics

JAMA. 1958;168(14):1951. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000140113032

Recent advances in pediatrics necessitate frequent revision of texts designed for teaching. This volume should be especially helpful for the student and graduate nurse as a textbook since it conveys information concerning basic principles and places proper emphasis on changing trends. Both normal and abnormal factors in physical and emotional growth and development are considered. The role of the nurse is a complex involving human relationships and adjustments in addition to competence and skill in the practice of her profession. A special feature of this new edition is the inclusion of a section at the end of each chapter entitled, "Situations for Further Study," and a bibliography. This enables the serious student to apply in practical fashion some of the knowledge obtained in the preceding chapter. The order of presentation of the material illustrates many facets of the problems of pediatric nursing. An essential foundation for the management of disease

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