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October 1959

The Nursing and Management of Skin Diseases

AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(4):513. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560220123030

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It is obvious that results from therapy for skin diseases and the associated disability or discomfort are often directly related to the type of nursing care and management of such disorders. Few nurses and even few physicians are sufficiently skilled to treat dermatologic disorders, and it is to them that Dr. Wilkinson has directed his book, which is an excellent, clear, simple, and practical reference work. Special dressings, office procedures, topical remedies, dermatological emergencies, and general principles of management are discussed. The illustrations, though not numerous, are well selected and instructive. The descriptions of diseases are rather brief for dermatologists but altogether adequate for nurses and nondermatologists. This book should serve a useful purpose.

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