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January 21, 1939

The Child in Nursing

JAMA. 1939;112(3):267. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800030077034

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This comprehensive volume, dealing with the important problems of infant and child care from the nursing standpoint, seems to be excellent for students and a valuable work of reference for graduate nurses. The author has placed particular emphasis on the important points in the nursing care of the infant. Stressed also is the value of knowing the physiology and the anatomy of the well child as a comparative background. The book may aid in providing knowledge in the field of pediatric nursing not provided at present by the entirely too short school curriculum. The book covers the period from the first moment of extra-uterine life throughout infancy in both home and institution. Some of the methods of the treatment of asphyxia neonatorum are not those approved by various authorities. The wisdom of including so much material concerning treatment in a reference book for nurses is debatable. It is felt, however,

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