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September 1, 1945

Jurisprudence for Nurses: Legal Knowledge Bearing Upon Acts and Relationships Involved in the Practice of Nursing

JAMA. 1945;129(1):96. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860350098035

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This is the third edition of a book originally published in 1931. It contains seven chapters dealing with the legal status of nurses, the legal obligation of nurses, nurses and contracts, nurses and wills, nurses as witnesses, criminal responsibility of nurses and property rights in clinical charts, case histories, roentgenograms, certain other records and pathologic specimens. A brief analysis of the nursing laws of the United States and Canada is included in an appendix.

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