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Fundamentals of Disease: A Textbook of Pathology and Clinical Pathology for Nurses

JAMA. 1953;153(12):1135. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940290067039.
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Believing that the increased responsibilities placed by modern medicine on the nurse demand that she have a better understanding of the disease processes encountered in her patients, the author has described the lesions that underlie these processes. The first part is devoted to a discussion of the six principal lesions: degenerative changes, circulatory disturbances, inflammation, adaptive changes, tumors, and cellular death. The second part presents the reactions caused by various injurious physical and chemical agents. The third part deals with the diseases of the individual organ systems. The special pathology is followed in each instance by brief descriptions of laboratory tests and their relation to nursing functions. This close correlation between structural changes and pathological laboratory findings is intended to help the nurse understand why certain tests are ordered by the physician for his patient. The responsibilities of the nurse in collecting and handling specimens, as well as special care

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