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May 1940

Communicable Diseases for Nurses

Am J Dis Child. 1940;59(5):1157-1158. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.01990160231018

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This book has been enlarged by the addition of chapters on gonorrhea, syphilis, tuberculosis and poliomyelitis as well as by instructive chapters on public health control of communicable diseases, subjects at present receiving widespread attention.

The careful definition of terms should prove useful to teacher and pupil.

Aseptic technic is well treated in the illustrations and chapters on gown technic, hand scrubbing, barrier and unit setup and other procedures. This should be especially helpful to the teacher, the public health and the private duty nurse and the mother taking care of the patient in the home without nursing help.

Chapter V, on public health control of communicable diseases, covers problems encountered in the prevention of the spread of these disorders.

As in previous editions, the various diseases are adequately described. Colored and black and white illustrations of rashes and other diagnostic symptoms, such as the swelling of mumps and Koplik's

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