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September 1953

Nursing in Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1953;50(3):398. doi:10.1001/archopht.1953.00920030405029

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In this edition, the chapters on ocular therapeutics and nursing procedures in eye conditions—external and internal diseases of the eye—have been revised completely.

As in most textbooks on nursing in diseases of the eye, the material on nursing care is far superior to the text instructing the undergraduate nurse on diseases of the eye itself. The authors endeavor to cover the entire subject of ophthalmology in 107 pages. The skill with which this can be done depends entirely on the emphasis placed on what the nurse should know. It is not possible more than to outline the anatomy and physiology and to describe the various diseases with which the nurse should be familiar. This text is full of examples in which improper emphasis must result in wrong ideas. Some material is included in this book which calls for no nursing care whatsoever. The authors have attempted to give a course

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