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August 9, 1952

Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses

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By W. Gordon Sears, M.D., M.R.C.P., Physician Superintendent, Mile End Hospital, London. Second edition. Cloth. $2.50. Pp. 395, with 204 illustrations. Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore 2; Edward Arnold & Co., 41-43 Maddox St., London, W.1, 1951.

JAMA. 1952;149(15):1428. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930320068029

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Abstract

The author states that in the preparation of the second edition of this text he has aimed to keep the work as simple as possible without sacrificing the scientific and technical approach to the subject. Then he has attempted to include all facts that are essential for examination purposes and for meeting the requirements of the syllabus laid down by the General Nursing Council of England and Wales for the preliminary state examinations. Thirdly, his aim has been to present sufficient facts to make the subject understandable and interesting. And lastly, facts are included that have a subsequent practical application and serve as basic information for the study of other subjects in the curriculum.

The data on anatomy, designed to meet the requirements of students in nursing schools in Britain, may not, in all instances, be sufficiently detailed to serve as an anatomy text for nursing schools in the United

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