This book is intended for a text for student nurses. The author writes from a wide background of experience in pediatric nursing. The purpose of the book as stated in the preface is to (1) illustrate some of the reasons why each child must be treated as an individual-as a whole person with a definite place in the community; (2) beckon the student on to further exploration of the many facets of child care; (3) show how previous experience forms the foundation for pediatric nursing, and (4) suggest how the nurse as a person affects the care given.
The text is divided into five units: (1) The Development of Pediatrics, (2) The Newborn Infant, (3) Growth and Development, (4) Developing Skills in Nursing, and (5) Diseases Affecting the Body Systems. Ample annotated bibliographies are included at the end of each unit and some individual chapters. Illustrations are meaningful and well