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July 1950

Communicable Disease Nursing.

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Second Edition. By Theresa I. Lynch. Price, $4.75. Pp. 776, with 135 illustrations. C. V. Mosby Company, 3207 Washington Blvd., St. Louis 3, 1949.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(1):180. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040020187019

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This text on communicable disease nursing is a fine reference work for nurses to use in review, as it covers quite thoroughly those diseases seen less frequently, as well as those seen every day. One realizes that knowledge of these diseases is necessary to the giving of intelligent nursing care; but the nurse might find the text much more helpful if it stressed the nursing procedures she could use in relieving and giving comfort to the patient. One keeps wishing for a text on communicable disease nursing that will include listings from units throughout the country which treat communicable diseases on life-saving and time-saving equipment with instructions on how the nurse uses them. This book has an excellent historical introduction, including world health plans, which should be of great interest to many.

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