Book Reviews
April 1933

Essentials of Pediatric Nursing.

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By Ruth Alice Perkins, R.N. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Price, $2.75. Pp. 467, with 55 engravings and 6 colored plates. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company, 1932.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(4):924. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950170238018

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The second, revised and enlarged, edition of this book not only contains several new chapters, but valuable new material has been added to different chapters of the first edition. The book is well illustrated with fifty-five engravings and six full page colored plates.

Miss Perkins is well qualified to write this textbook, as she is a graduate of the Children's Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, and has been supervisor and instructor of pediatrics in University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; Night Supervisor at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago; Supervisor and Instructor of Pediatrics, St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, and Assisting Director of Nursing, Ohio State University School for Nurses.

In the foreword, Dr. Joseph Brennemann has emphasized the rapid rise of pediatrics in the last thirty years, has shown the difficulty of writing a textbook on pediatric nursing, and has commended Miss Perkins for her knowledge of her subject and the extreme

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