The first three chapters deal with the nature and methods of the spread of infection, preventive measures and the general management of infectious diseases. The common communicable diseases are considered in the remaining fifteen chapters.
Typical temperature charts and a table of reference for the periods of incubation, etc., of the various infectious diseases are given.
It is claimed to be "a practical commonsense volume dealing with the proper methods of nursing infectious diseases. It stresses particularly the adequate care of the patient with the maximum comfort to him and a minimum of danger to others. A complete description of the chief infectious diseases and of the measures, both preventative and curative, usually taken in dealing with them is included."
It is evident from the beginning that the teaching of nursing of communicable disease is based on different concepts from those held in those hospitals in the United States, in