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June 19, 1943

Orthopedic Conditions at Birth: Nursing Responsibilities

JAMA. 1943;122(8):569. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840250093032

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This neatly printed pamphlet is one of a series being prepared and distributed by the Joint Orthopedic Nursing Advisory Service. No one else is better qualified to discuss this subject than is the author, Jessie L. Stevenson. This handbook was prepared for the purpose of assisting nurses in the early recognition of orthopedic conditions which can be present at birth and in the care of patients with these disabilities. The subjects covered include brachial birth palsy, cerebral palsy, congenital deformities of the extremities, torticollis and spina bifida. The material is well written and should be easily understood. Every general duty nurse who may be called on to care for an orthopedic patient should either know, or have readily available, information such as is offered in this small pamphlet.

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