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This book gives a brief but comprehensive outline of medical diseases and study for the graduate nurse. The volume is intended as a reference work. Each disease is defined, with the etiology, pathology, symptoms, complications, diagnosis and prognosis, together with an outline of treatment and nursing care. The authors state that their object in writing the book is, first, the education of the nurse in a potential knowledge of those diseases and processes with which she will have to deal and, second, training in actual nursing care of the patient, and the intelligent execution of the physician's orders. There are some valuable procedures outlined in the appendix, which have been found satisfactory after trial in the Philadelphia General Hospital.
A Textbook of Medical Diseases for Nurses Including Nursing Care. JAMA. 1935;104(2):141. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760020057026
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