Book Reviews
September 1942

Nursing of Children.

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By Gladys Sellew, B.S., R.N., Ph.D. Price, $2.75. Pp. 579, with 53 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1942.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(3):574-575. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010090176023

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The fact that the author has revised the original text four times since 1926 in itself speaks for her alertness in the field of child care. This edition bears a new title, the third since the original. It apparently has been influenced by the standards for nursing in the "Curriculum Guide for Schools of Nursing" and other authorities widely known among pediatricians.

The content is an expansion of the topics outlined in the unit division on the Nursing of Children. This serves considerably to introduce the reader to the present day thought of child care, which is in contrast to the former idea, in which the emphasis was on the need for knowledge of the physical care and the technic of procedure.

The illustrations vary little from those in the original edition, and so are not in keeping with the modern trend.

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