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September 17, 1910

Nursing in Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.

JAMA. 1910;55(12):1049-1050. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330120071036

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In this book the opening chapters on the germ theory of disease, antiseptics and disinfection of rooms and clothing, sterilization, preparation of operating-room, duties of the nurse at operations, duties in emergencies, feeding and care of infants, etc., do not differ materially from other works on nursing not intended especially for nurses in eye, nose, throat, and ear cases. The anatomic descriptions of the organs and structures included in the scope of the book are sufficiently full and clear for the purposes of work; and they are well illustrated; but in the descriptions of diseases and operations or procedures, their application or pertinence to the work of the nurse is not always set out or clearly manifest, although the authors assert that it has been their purpose to keep that relation in mind, as, for instance, in the descriptions of the tuning fork and other diagnostic methods of determining the

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