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June 1953

Introduction to Medical Science.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(6):749. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070766017

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"Introduction to Medical Science" by Jensen and Noller is a very interesting and well-written book. Much of the content is a short general review of various courses which most student nurses have in their preclinical period. A few examples of these courses are bacteriology, physiology, chemistry, nutrition, and nursing arts.

This book, however, could well be used as a supplementary text and would be an excellent means of review for medical science. Many important points are emphasized in such a way that it would be helpful in integrating courses and in determining relationships of all the material covered in the various courses.

Unit IV, How The Doctor Makes The Diagnosis, would be particularly helpful since diagnostic procedures and their significance are treated in detail. The quick reference section of laboratory procedures giving a wealth of information in condensed form is excellent. Unit VI, How Disease Is Controlled and Prevented, brings

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