This second edition, like the first, is intended to enable the student nurse to give more effective and complete care to medical patients. The author has had wide experience as an educator in the field of medical nursing. In this edition, new chapters have been added on poliomyelitis, viral hepatitis, convalescence, rehabilitation, radiological nursing, and anti-infectious agents. The features that characterized the first edition have been given greater emphasis in this edition. Stress is on nursing care, the consideration of the patient as an individual and his need for total care, the problem of the chronically ill and aged, the teaching of patients, the integration of pharmacology, and the selection of appropriate illustrations. Attention has been given to sociologic, economic, and emotional factors as they affect the health picture of individuals or groups.
The book is divided into 11 units that include diseases of the respiratory system, the cardiovascular-renal system,