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The fourth edition of this popular text has been completely rewritten and embodies much new material taken from recent pediatric advancement. The contents have been arranged into units to conform with the recommendations of the curriculum for schools of nursing prepared by the National League of Nursing Education.
The text is divided into five units. The first unit deals with orientation, the introduction to pediatric nursing and preventive pediatrics.
Unit two discusses growth, development, hygiene and the training of the infant and child. In this unit the growth charts based on the Iowa City data are presented.
Unit three is devoted to general nursing care in the hospital and home.
Unit four is concerned with nursing care of diseases of children. This is the largest unit, and it includes diseases of the newborn, diseases of the various systems, communicable diseases, rheumatic fever, rabies, tetanus, brucellosis, recurrent vomiting, acidosis and alkalosis,
Essentials of Pediatrics. Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(2):254–255. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010262020
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