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January 29, 1927

Pediatric Nursing Including the Nursing Care of the Well Infant and Child.

JAMA. 1927;88(5):346. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680310058038

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This book stands out preeminently in the mass of volumes designed as nursing manuals. It is not the usual half baked treatise which attempts to make the average mother into a physician and the average nurse a specialist in infant feeding. It is just exactly what it professes to be, a textbook of pediatric nursing, and it is written by one who has a delightfully comprehensive grasp of the whole subject. Most nursing textbooks are written by physicians with the physician's point of view. This book is written by a nurse, is meant for nurses, and from start to finish attempts nothing except from the nurse's point of view. The various nursing procedures not only in hospital routine but also in the hygiene and care of the normal infant and child are told with such detailed precision and at the same time with such clearness that one forgets one is

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