Book Reviews
May 1948

Nursing in Modern Society.

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By Mary Ella Chayer, R.N., M.A. Price $4. Pp. 288. New York: G. J. Putnam's Sons, 1947.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(5):769-770. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020786021

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With emphasis on the acknowledgment that we are living in a world of changing thought, the author points out the development of nursing since the days of Florence Nightingale, including the industrial revolution, the changing status of women in society and changes in population. Health legislation such as the Social Security Act, the Emergency Maternal and Infant Care Plan and the Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill has influenced nursing as a profession and in many ways altered its course of endeavor but yet has produced one of the greatest challenges that has ever come to the women of modern society. The subject is well coverd and written in a straightforward inspirational style which sets the nursing profession apart as one of the greatest social forces in the modern world. The potency of the author's work, which includes a statement of the problems of the nursing profession, the possibilities of solving these problems and

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