[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
July 16, 1927

Surgical Nursing and the Principles of Surgery for Nurses.

JAMA. 1927;89(3):232. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690030064043

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


This book is based on lectures to the probationer nurses at the London Hospital. An effort is made to instruct them in the fundamental principles of surgery and in the nursing of surgical patients. There is a rather detailed discussion of such surgical problems as infections, inflammations, wounds, specific infections, hemorrhage, shock, new growths and burns. The operative nursing and care of patients after operations on the various regions of the body are considered, including fractures and the special care of infants. Bandaging and massage, with numerous prescriptions used in the postoperative care of these patients, are added.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview