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July 1947

Eye Health: A Teaching Handbook for Nurses.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(1):129-130. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010132015

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The National Society for the Prevention of Blindness, Inc., has brought out a small handbook of 108 pages for nurses who deal with eye health. Simple discussions of the following topics are given: anatomy and physiology of the eye, refraction and motor anomalies, principles of lighting, simple examinations implied in the term "screening," causes of defective vision, the eyes in childhood and in adult life, and first aid care and treatment of injuries to the eyes.

One cannot but feel that this is a rather formidable list of subjects for a small handbook and that the superficial knowledge conveyed will hardly fit the nurse to answer questions for which training in medicine and in ophthalmology is required.

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