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July 1957

Die Pflege des gesunden und des kranken Kindes.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;94(1):105-106. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.04030020107022

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This is the fifth edition of a textbook on nursing care, primarily directed to nursing students. The book covers basic and anatomical facts and very detailed instruction in the care of the well and the sick child. Hospital nursing is discussed with detailed instructions in every area of nursing activity. One is struck at once by the great preoccupation with the physical management and the relative dearth of any information as regards the child's normal growth and development, considerations of variations within the normal, consideration of emotional growth, consideration of the effects of illness on the child's subsequent development, and other aspects of child care which are now considered important by most American pediatricians and American schools of nursing. There is a wealth of basic and well-presented information of use to nursing students. But there is a regretable rigidity in the approach to a child which is thoroughly unphysiological and

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