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March 9, 1918

Surgical Nursing in War.

JAMA. 1918;70(10):724. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600100062038

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Abstract

This little manual is especially planned for the graduate nurse, who, of necessity, must become a guide to inexperienced co-workers in times of emergency, because of the many untrained nurses employed in the large base hospitals of the war zone. Much attention is paid to wounds made by the various missiles of modern warfare, so that the nurse may differentiate among those caused by pointed bullets, shrapnel, high explosive shells, bombs, hand grenades, and the like. It is questionable as to just how much of this nurses will require. In a well planned chapter on surgical dressings, the Dakin-Carrel method of treating wounds is set forth with great clearness and illustrated with drawings of the Carrel instillation apparatus. The nurse is instructed in the emergency measures to be carried out in cases of threatened gangrene and severe shock, and in the administration of tetanus antitoxin. Civilian nurses who are preparing

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