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November 17, 1906

Nursing in the Acute Infectious Fevers.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(20):1669. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520200065017

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This book is intended for nurses; treatment by drugs, therefore, and physical signs and symptoms are little discussed. The book is divided into three parts: 1, Fever in general; 2, acute infectious fevers, with their cause, signs, symptoms, course, prognosis, care and management; 3, practical procedures. Chapter II, on the "Hygiene of the Sick Room," is good. The author emphasizes the necessity for quiet. Chapter III on diet is also good. While the treatment by drugs is not altogether eliminated, it is noticeably less than in some similar works. For example, in the treatment of hemorrhage, instead of enumerating drugs to be administered or heroic methods of treatment which could only be carried out by the physician. Paul states how and where to apply an ice-bag and what to have in readiness for the physician. One chapter deals with the symptoms of poisoning from various drugs and the antidotes.


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