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April 3, 1909

Hygiene for Nurses.

JAMA. 1909;LII(14):1138. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540400064038

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This book is unusually practical in all its details, which might be expected from the fact that Miss McIsaac was for many years superintendent of the Illinois Training School for Nurses. She emphasizes the importance to nurses of a knowledge of hygiene and sanitation as applied to daily life: "Pure water and good drainage will not ensure against epidemics a household or hospital which harbors dirty ice-boxes, cellars stored with decaying fruit and vegetables, dirty kitchen sinks, drains, bath tubs and water closets, unclean beds, unwashed bodies and clothing, bad ventilation and food, and rooms crowded with useless decorations covered with dust."

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