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August 9, 1924

Pediatric Nursing, Its Principles and Practice.

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By Bessie Ingersoll Cutler, R.N., Instructor in Pediatric Nursing and Supervisor of Pediatric Department, University of Minnesota. Cloth. Price, $3.50. Pp. 478, with 53 illustrations. New York: Macmillan Company, 1923.

JAMA. 1924;83(6):465. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660060069037

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This should prove a valuable manual for the nurse who is at all interested in the subject of pediatrics. The author is thoroughly conversant with her subject, and presents it in a systematic and orderly way. The beginning of the book deals with the normal child, its growth and development, and the hygiene of infancy and childhood. A large section is given to feeding, comprising both maternal nursing and artificial feeding. The last half of the book concerns itself with nursing technic per se; that is, nursing in minor surgical procedure and nursing care in practically all conditions encountered in a children's hospital. The only criticism might be that the chapters on infant feeding are built up largely by extracts from the writings of a number of pediatricians, rather than giving us the writer's own experience as a nurse, which is always interesting. In this respect, the book also offers

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