|About the Book|
Excerpt from Introduction to Infectious and Parasitic Diseases: Including Their Cause and Manner of TransmissionPrimarily this book was written for the use of nurses, in the belief that by broadening their comprehension of infectious and parasiticMoreExcerpt from Introduction to Infectious and Parasitic Diseases: Including Their Cause and Manner of TransmissionPrimarily this book was written for the use of nurses, in the belief that by broadening their comprehension of infectious and parasitic diseases it would materially assist them in performing their duties more intelligently, and with greater satisfaction to themselves. Through the solicitations of several medical friends who kindly looked over my manuscript, and who were of the opinion that both physicians and students of medicine would find as much to interest them in its pages as would nurses, the original design of the book was altered somewhat. It seemed to me that if in place of the conventional (seriatum) text-book consideration of the above diseases the fundamental principles which govern all were substituted, knowledge of wider utility would be acquired, and with less effort, because much unimportant detail could be avoided. It was my aim, also, by reflecting current medical thought to explain to nurses the reasons for performing many duties which they are merely taught to do.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.