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September 18, 1915

Outlines of Internal Medicine for the Use of Nurses.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(12):1052. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580120064033

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This textbook is designed by the author to serve as a basis for the courses in medicine now being given in most training schools for nurses. It is also intended to serve as a reference work. Though internal medicine is specified in the title, the book deals with practically everything except surgical ailments. The author has been successful in giving the important points that the nurse should know without encroaching on the physician's sphere. The book is far superior to most works on practice of medicine for nurses. A nurse does not practice medicine; a well-trained nurse "never makes a diagnosis and never prescribes," facts of which most writers of textbooks for nurses appear to be ignorant.

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