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February 24, 1940

A Textbook of Pathology for Nurses

JAMA. 1940;114(8):684. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810080056037

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The material is presented by the author in an elementary manner so that the fundamentals of pathology can be readily grasped by nurses. There is a departure from the usual style of compiling textbooks on pathology, as the author endeavors to stress the pathologic physiology of diseases in which nursing has an important part. The chapters on ulcers, obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract and obstruction of the urinary tract demonstrate this point. In spite of these features the treatment of the material is somewhat inadequate. Diseases of the central nervous system, the blood and the blood forming organs are barely mentioned. The chapter on clinical pathology is similarly short and inadequate. However, the numerous illustrations and diagrams add considerably to the value of the contents.

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