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March 5, 1938

Crippled Children: Their Treatment and Orthopedic Nursing

JAMA. 1938;110(10):762. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790100060029

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There are few satisfactory books dealing with the principle of orthopedic nursing, but this volume is one of them. The title indicates that the authors' primary interest was the nursing profession, but this book would be helpful and instructive as well as interesting reading for all who have the care and responsibility of crippled children, including medical social service workers, members of boards of managers of crippled children's hospitals, and the socially conscious lay public. The book is arranged in an orderly fashion. It begins with an introduction to the field of orthopedic surgery and a brief history of the development of this specialty and continues with a description of the type of work that is done, the facilities that are available and a discussion of the problem as a whole. The first nine chapters are largely confined to questions of special interest to orthopedic nurses. There is an adequate

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