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May 1970

Nursing Skin Disease

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(5):624-625. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000050128034

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This small volume is intended for the nurse who will be caring for patients with dermatologic diseases. It affords a succinct résumé of the salient clinical features of the common dermatoses and the general therapeutic approaches required for the diseases that are discussed. The format of the book provides less time for discussing basic information about the skin and more time about the clinical management of patients with skin diseases.

In my opinion, information about the hospital care of the patient with dermatologic disease is much more readily available in England than it is in the United States, and, thus, nursing staffs in England generally are more knowledgeable regarding the needs of the dermatologic patient. This book fulfills a very specific need for the nursing staffs in most American hospitals because their acquaintance with dermatologic nursing care is at best minimal or nonexistent. The concepts provided by the authors may

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