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April 14, 1906

Surgical Nursing and the Principles of Surgery for Nurses.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(15):1132. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510420062031

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The basis of this book is a series of lectures on surgical nursing given to the probationers at the London Hospital. The author states that modern nursing has passed beyond the stage of passive obedience and that a nurse must now understand the principles on which a surgeon is working. The general arrangement of the subject matter is good and the language is clear and concise. The book is well illustrated. An appendix contains formulæ for enemata of various kinds, mouth washes, eye washes and dusting powders. There are also directions for preparing nourishment for "nasal feeding," for pancreatizing and peptonizing milk, and for test meals.

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