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October 1937

Nursing in Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat as Practiced at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;18(4):686. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850100202021

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Abstract

In this edition, the sixth, the part on the eye, written by Dr. David Webster, has been revised and brought up to date. In the eighty pages devoted to the eye, the anatomic and physiologic features and the diseases of the eye are described. Then follow a discussion of the common remedies and a chapter on eversion of the lid, retractors, drops, solutions, ointments and salves. Contagious diseases of the eye, the nurse's duties at operations and instruments and appliances for the eye are the subjects of the final chapters.

A valuable part of the book is the chapters on antiseptics, sterilization and the nurse and her duties.

The text is clear, and the illustrations are well selected, so this small manual should serve as a useful guide for nurses.

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