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July 1931

Die Pflege der Gemüts- und Geisteskranken.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;26(1):245-246. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230070251022

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The first part of the book (pages 1 to 56) deals with anatomy and physiology in a concise and simple but instructive form. More space is devoted to an explanation of the fundamental psychologic concepts and to practical psychology. The author uses an outline of a study of personality to determine the fitness of a person for the profession of nursing.

The second part (pages 57 to 114) explains the symptomatology and various reaction types, avoiding any far-reaching theoretical discussions.

Part three (pages 115 to 224) describes in detail the equipment of modern state hospitals and private institutions, how to observe patients, how to write reports and the care of a patient. In this part one finds excellent descriptions of how to deal with the various reactions. I do not think that any of the routine as well as the emergency procedures that nurses might be called on to use

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