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April 15, 1939

Nursing Care of Communicable Diseases: Prophylactic Technics for the Prevention and Control of Disease

JAMA. 1939;112(15):1531. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800150103031

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There is assembled in this edition an unusual amount of valuable information. The scope of the subject is broad; the material is concise and well arranged. Part I, which comprises approximately one third of the volume, contains chapters every nurse should read. The importance and technic of medical asepsis are emphasized. Cause, mode of transmission and resistance to disease are discussed. The functions of the nurse in disease control and measures for public health control are outlined. Prophylactic technic for the nurse and methods for establishing immunity against various infections are set forth. Part II relates to a large number of the better known communicable diseases and gives specific instructions regarding the nursing care of each. In part III is found miscellaneous information, which includes a historical review of the care of communicable diseases. The value of the book is enhanced by illustrations and charts. It should be of great

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