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January 13, 1945

Gynecology and Gynecologic Nursing

JAMA. 1945;127(2):126. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860020070032

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Abstract

This textbook for nurses is designed to provide a thorough background in gynecology for the undergraduate and graduate student. The material is assembled in a logical manner so that the nurse adds to her fund of information systematically. A complete description of the anatomy of the pelvic organs, their physiologic functions and the common perversions of these functions precedes a discussion of pathologic conditions. The major emphasis is placed on the nature and the course of the disease and little on therapy. A chapter on gynecologic nursing procedures covers minutely the preparation and the armamentarium necessary for all gynecologic operations. The various steps of these operations are listed in detail. Although these descriptions refer to the nursing technic at the University of Michigan Hospital, they are fundamentally sound and represent well accepted procedures in use in most gynecologic services. Minor office and clinic problems are likewise described carefully and in

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