June 1951

Scientific Principles in Nursing.

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By M. Esther McClain, R.N., B.S., M.S. Price, $3.00. Pp. 410. C. V. Mosby Company, 3207 Washington Blvd., St. Louis 3, 1950.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;81(6):871. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040030885024

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This is a remarkably well organized book following closely the meaning of its title. It is outstanding in its simplicity, both in readability and in understandability, enabling one to get the most out of its contents.

This book could certainly be used as a needed text in advanced nursing classes in which the students are more qualified to evaluate what they have learned or should have learned basically. However, one would feel its greatest value would be as a review text for advanced nursing classes, such as postgraduate and college courses for nurses, or as a good review at the time of state board examinations.

Can the economic structure of all hospitals ever become such that nurses so brilliantly schooled will be able to give the nursing care that they really do know how to give, thanks to the brilliance of nurses of the caliber of M. Esther McClain?

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