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November 15, 1952

Textbook of Neurosurgical Nursing.

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By Walter G. Haynes, B.S., M.D., and Mary McGuire, R.N., M.A., Clinical Supervisor, Neurological Service, Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. Cloth. $3.50. Pp. 178, with 56 illustrations. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5; 7 Grape St., Shaftesbury Ave., London, W.C.2, 1952.

JAMA. 1952;150(11):1162. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680110102041

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The purpose of this book is to instruct the student nurse in the basic concepts necessary for the intelligent approach to the highly specialized field of neurosurgical nursing. It also attempts to promote interest in this speciality among nurses. The authors, a neurosurgeon and a clinical supervisor of a neurological service, respectively, are well equipped to discuss the required knowledge and qualifications of the neurosurgical nurse.

Part 1 is devoted to neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropathology. Part 2 deals with the role of the nurse in admitting the neurosurgical patient, routine bedside care, preoperative and postoperative care, and diagnostic procedures and treatments. Part 3 is devoted to neurosurgical techniques in the operating room as they relate to the nurse. These include the preparation of the patient, information on the supplies and instruments required in specific neurosurgical operations, and the nurse's responsibility during the actual operative procedures. The material is presented concisely

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