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February 1939

Pediatric Nursing.

Am J Dis Child. 1939;57(2):481. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1939.01990020239022

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Many important changes have been made in this edition. The material has been greatly amplified and enriched. In the foreword the authors state that they have endeavored to clarify in terms of present day needs the position and functions of the nurse in the care of children. Throughout the entire book are reflected the effects of recent advances in medicine and the newer approach to the care of the child, sick or well. There is a decided shift from emphasis on the medical aspects of diseases of infants and children to stress of the developing individual child and the effects of the disease on him as such. An added introduction, "Pediatric Nursing, Its Nature and Scope," serves as an excellent background for the chapters following.

The book is divided into three parts. The first is devoted to the growth and development of children and their care and nutrition. The scope

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