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December 10, 1932

Health and Home Nursing.

JAMA. 1932;99(24):2057. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740760067041

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There has been a great increase in the teaching of health and hygiene in schools. Much of the information given has not been of a practical nature. Recently, however, the teaching of home nursing in high schools has been stressed. This is due to the fact that physicians have realized that home nursing courses make a valuable and effective contribution to health education. This book will be helpful in teaching home nursing. The subject is approached in a scientific manner, an historical outline being followed by a discussion of nursing at the present time. The symptoms of illness are discussed in a clear and concise manner. Then follow chapters on the care of the sickroom, the bed, methods for securing comfort and cleanliness, diet, the prevention and cure of communicable diseases, the treatment of emergencies, and a well prepared chapter on occupations for the sick. At the end of each