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April 9, 1949

Chemistry in Nursing

JAMA. 1949;139(15):1043. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900320073029

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Seldom does one see a textbook in general chemistry as well written and as easy for the student and instructor to use as this one which aims to include "the inorganic and organic chemistry that the student nurse will need as a foundation for her further studies and professional practice." It avoids being "a bare outline of the essential facts" without giving more material than can be covered in sixteen weeks (thirty-two lectures and sets of lecture demonstrations and fifty-three laboratory experiments). "Teaching aids" include lecture outlines, directions for demonstrations, lists of materials required for the student experiments, directions for removing common stains and a comprehensive list of films (and their sources) that may be used in an elementary course. The reviewer objects to the fact that the laboratory experiments are not in a separate manual but are at the end of each unit on pages numbered consecutively with the

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