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October 1926


Am J Dis Child. 1926;32(4):639. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130100159016

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This little handbook for nurses is full of useful information regarding the immediate care and nursing of sick infants and children. Every detail is covered, and the directions are explicit. There are special chapters on the clothing of infants and children; on breast feeding and expression of breast milk; and there are detailed directions for the preparation of most of the artificial foods. The various baths and packs are well described, and directions are given for the preparation of all special treatments such as intravenous injections, surgical procedures, tracheotomies, etc. One of the first general rules is quite apt: "It goes without saying that every direction of the physician shall be carried out to the last detail. Inquiry should be made regarding any order not clearly understood."

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