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September 25, 1948

Nursing in Tuberculosis

JAMA. 1948;138(4):328. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900040072031

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Abstract

This book contains a large store of information of value to all nurses. The material is presented in four sections as follows: (1) "Hospital Aspects," (2) "The Nurse's Part in Treatment and Control, " (3) "Nursing Aspects" and (4) "Educational, Social and Other Problems." In the first section appears a fine chapter concerning the nurse's work in the tuberculosis hospital and another on the public health nurse in the tuberculosis hospital. The final chapter in this section is devoted to prevention of tuberculosis among nurses. Following a discussion of the problem, some of the methods that have been employed to protect nurses are discussed, such as examining all patients admitted to general hospitals, the student health program of general hospitals, education of the patients and communicable disease technic, in which the author points out that such technic has been effective in the control of other contagious diseases and therefore should be

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