December 1955

Essentials of Pediatrics.

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Edition 5. By Philip C. Jeans, F. Howell Wright, and Florence G. Blake. Price, $4.75. Pp. 808, with 100 illustrations. J. B. Lippincott Company, 227-231 S. 6th St., Philadelphia 5, 1954.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(6):760. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010762022

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This book has been generally accepted as the standard text in pediatrics for nurses, and it has had the respect of both nursing and pediatric authorities in this field for years. Evidence of its preeminence in nursing pediatrics lies in the fact that the recent edition is the fifth in 20 years. With the passing of Dr. Philip Jeans, who has been the chief author, Dr. F. Howell Wright, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago, replaces him as the medical editor. Miss Florence Blake, also of the University of Chicago, remains as the associate editor.

Many changes in the content are apparent when one compares the present with the immediately previous edition, the material having been extended from 627 to 808 pages. The section on growth and development has been completely revised, involving the addition of 20 more pages, as has the section on general nursing care, including

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