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Healthcare Industry Books, Principles of Anatomy, History of the Medical Field. Grey’s anatomy textbook online, hospital administration books, healthcare policy books, Gray’s anatomy online, Human anatomy and physiology textbook online free.

 
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Principles of Anatomy Books Free

Human Anatomy Free Online Books Collection

About 550 anatomy books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Human Anatomy”. Includes human anatomy and physiology textbooks online free.

The Human Body: Its Structure and Operation

Asimov, Isaac
Mentor 1992 Dewey Dec. 612

 
Human anatomy and physiology textbook online free.

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Human Body

Dorling Kindersley Co.
Dorling Kindersley 2001 Dewey Dec. 612

An illustrated guide to every part of the human body and how it works. Anatomy book free online.

Human: The Science Behind What Makes Us Unique

Gazzaniga, Michael S.
Ecco 2008 Dewey Dec. 612

“A savvy, witty guide to neuroscience today” Kirkus.

An Anatomy of Thought: the Origin and Machinery of the Mind

Glynn, Ian
Wiedenfeld & Nicolson 1999 Dewey Dec. 612

“A summary of what we know about the brain – both its evolution and its mechanisms. Among the topics he covers are natural selection, molecular evolution, nerves and the nervous system, sensory perception, and the specific structures responsible for our intellect” Libr J. Anatomy book.

Gray’s Anatomy

Gray, Henry
Running Press 1974 Dewey Dec. 612

“The illustrated Running Press edition of the American classic Gray’s anatomy”–Cover. Grey’s Anatomy textbook online, Gray’s Anatomy online, Human anatomy and physiology textbook online free.

The Human Mechanism

Hough, Theodore and Sedgwick, William T.
Ginn 1918 Dewey Dec. 612

Subtitle: “Its physiology and hygiene and the sanitation of its surrounding”.
“A standard work covering physiology, hygiene and sanitation.” – Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931). Human anatomy and physiology textbook online free.

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Engines of the Human Body

Keith, Sir Arthur
Lippincott 1919 Dewey Dec. 612

“An admirable book about human structure and physiology. It is the substance, revised and arranged to form a book, of one of those famous series of Christmas Lectures to popular audiences which the Royal Institution of Great Britain arranges to have given each year by British scientific men of high authority. All of us want to and ought to know as much as we can about our own bodily make-up and the way our bodies perform the necessary life-functions. This book is crammed full of interesting facts, and gives one a point of view about the human body which will be new to many readers.” – Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution

Mai, Larry L. et al.
Cambridge Univ. 2005 Dewey Dec. 612

“The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution (CDHBE) is an invaluable research and study tool for both professionals and students covering a broad range of subjects within human biology, physical anthropology, anatomy, auxology, primatology, physiology, genetics, paleontology and zoology.”–Jacket.

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Marieb, Elaine N. and Hoehn, Katja
Pearson 2013 Dewey Dec. 612

Human anatomy and physiology textbook online free, 1,200+ pages.


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Mosby’s Medical Dictionary

C.V. Mosby Co.
Mosby 2009 Dewey Dec. 610

Color atlas of human anatomy — Skeletal system — Muscular system — Circulatory system — Endocrine system — Lymphatic system — Nervous system — Respiratory system — Digestive system — Reproductive system — Urinary system — Special senses — Vocabulary. Free online medical dictionary.

Molecules of Emotion: Why you Feel the Way you Feel

Pert, Candace B.
Scribner 1997 Dewey Dec. 612

The author “has been at the forefront of key discoveries in the fields of neuroscience and AIDS therapy, and was intimately involved in the discovery of the brain’s opiate receptors in 1972. Her memoir describes some of her breakthroughs while providing very real insight into the processes and politics at the core of modern science… This is an important look at what really goes on inside the human body – and inside the scientific elite.” Publ Wkly

Oriental Medicine: An Illustrated Guide to the Asian Arts of Healing

Van Alphen, Jan and Aris, Anthony, eds.
Shambhala 1996 Dewey Dec. 610

“This is the first book to introduce a general readership to the medical traditions of Asia from the perspective of both Western scholars and traditional health practitioners.”
The world of Indian medicine — The world of Tibetan medicine — The world of Chinese medicine — Appendix: Three health deities of Asia. Free online books on Eastern Medicine. Topics on the history of medical care include medicine in ancient civilization, history of eastern medicine, ancient medical history, medical and surgical history, earliest practice of medicine, history of Japanese medicine, history of Indian medicine, history of Tibetan medicine, history of Chinese medicine, Chinese medical history, history of ancient medicine, medieval Chinese medicine, ancient Chinese healing, history of alternative medicine, traditional Chinese medicine history, history of herbal medicine.

Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders

Bortolotti, Dan
Firefly 2006 Dewey Dec. 610

“An often harrowing account of the men and women who struggle to improve the lives of people in desperate need. The humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders (also known as Médecins Sans Frontières or MSF) delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and those who lack reliable health care. Each year, more than 2,500 volunteer doctors, nurses, and other professionals join locally-hired staff to provide medical aid in more than eighty countries. This book follows these volunteers as they risk their health and lives to treat patients in need.” Publisher.


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Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs are Destroying our Health Care System

Taming the Beloved Beast Book Cover

Callahan, Daniel
Princeton Univ. 2009        Dewey Dec.    338.4

“While bringing insightful ethical, social, political, and economic perspectives to this timely, well-documented discourse of the ballooning costs of American health care and Medicare, Callahan concentrates on the growing costs of medical technology, which, along with uncontrolled governmental health-care spending, threaten to drag this country into financial crisis.” -Libr J. Free online book on the cost of health care.

The Pharmaceutical Industry

The Pharmaceutical Industry Book Cover

Carroll, Jamuna
Greenhaven 2009        Dewey Dec.    338.4

A volume in the “Opposing Viewpoints” series, with several contributed essays in each chapter representing various points of view.
Contents: Is Pharmaceutical Research Safe and Unbiased? – Are Prescription Drugs Appropriately Regulated? – Are Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices Ethical? – Is the Cost of Prescription Drugs in America Appropriate? Free online book on pharmaceuticals.

Health Security for All

Derickson, Alan
Johns Hopkins University 2005 Dewey Dec. 610

Topics: Health systems & services, Right to health care, History, Health Care Delivery, Medical / Nursing, Public Policy – General, Medical, USA, Insurance, Health, Health Policy, Medical / Ethics, Government policy, United States, Constitutions, Ethics, Health services accessibility. Free online book.

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Dangerous Doses: A True Story of Cops, Counterfeiters, and the Contamination of America’s Drug Supply

Dangerous Doses Book Cover

Eban, Katherine
Harvest 2006        Dewey Dec.    363.1

“The author documents the flaws in the U.S. drug-distribution system that too often result in Americans getting diluted and contaminated drugs … She details in particular the dramatic workings of Operation Stone Cold in Florida, assigned to investigate trafficking in counterfeit drugs. This riveting page-turner provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at drug sales and distribution.” -Booklist. Free online books about drugs.

Medicine: Opposing Viewpoints

Egendorf, Laura K.
Greenhaven 2002 Dewey Dec. 610

What problems confront American medicine? – Is alternative medicine effective? – Are new medical technologies beneficial? – What is the future of medicine?

Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health

Betrayal of Trust Book Cover

Garrett, Laurie
Hyperion 2000        Dewey Dec.    362.1

This book examines contemporary health systems in the former Soviet Union, India, central Africa, and the U.S.
Contents: Filth and decay: Pneumonic plague hits India and the world ill responds — Landa-Landa: an Ebola virus epidemic in Zaire proves public health is imperiled by corruption — Bourgeois physiology: the collapse of all semblances of public health in the former Soviet Socialist Republics — Preferring anarchy and class disparity: the American public health infrastructure in an age of anti-governmentalism — Bio-war : threatening biological terrorism and public health — Epilogue: the changing face of public health and future global prophylaxis. Book on health care systems.

Health Care Half-Truths: Too Many Myths, Not Enough Reality

Health Care Half Truths Book Cover

Garson, Arthur and Engelhard, Carolyn L.
Rowman & Littlefield 2007        Dewey Dec.    362.1

“How exhilarating it is to read a book on health care policy that dispels delusions – that prevention always saves money, that we can stop growth of health care spending without rationing, that doctors always know what they are doing, that the uninsured and poor always get at least emergency care, and the biggest delusion of all: that there is no politically achievable way to extend health insurance coverage to all Americans.” -Henry Aaron, Brookings Inst. Books on health care systems, books on health care policy.

And a Time to Die: How American Hospitals Shape the End of Life

And a Time to Die Book Cover

Kaufman, Sharon R.
Scribner 2005        Dewey Dec.    362.1

“The author ‘reveals the dilemmas of hospital death in America today; the shift to patients’ control of decision making despite the doctors’ greater knowledge; the ethics and practical effects of resuscitation versus pain relief … This deeply probing study lays bare the cultural and institutional assumptions and rhetoric that frame our search for ‘a good death.” -Pub Wkly. Free Books on health care systems.

A Not Entirely Benign Procedure: Four Years as a Medical Student

Klass, Perri
Plume 1994 Dewey Dec. 610

“Unflinching honesty … Perri Klas invites us to experience medicine’s initiation rites, laws and inner workings from the border of first-year medical school to the very heart of the realm” Newsday. Book on medical school.

The Truth about Health Care: Why Reform is Not Working in America

The Truth about Health Care Book Cover

Mechanic, David
Rutgers Univ. 2006        Dewey Dec.    338.4

“An important read for lay persons, clinicians, and policy makers interested in a comprehensive, nonpartisan assessment of the problems with our health care system and a discussion of feasible changes that could dramaticaly improve the quality and efficiency of health care in the U.S.” -Paul D. Cleary, PhD. Book on American health care.

The American Way of Death Revisited

The American Way of Death Revisited Book Cover

Mitford, Jessica
Vintage 2000        Dewey Dec.    338.4

“Very interesting, informative, and easy to read, this book is written with wit, solid information, and refreshing bluntness.” -Libr J. Book on American health care.

A Second Opinion: Rescuing America’s Healthcare: A Plan for Universal Coverage Serving Patients Over Profit

A Second Opinion Book Cover

Relman, Arnold S.
PublicAffairs 2010        Dewey Dec.    362.1

“The author’s call to reform America’s profit-driven health-care system, which fails to cover a large segment of the population.” -Libr J. Free Book on American health care.

Health Care Policy and Politics A to Z

Health Care Policy and Politics A to Z Book Cover

Rovner, Julie
CQ 2003        Dewey Dec.    362.1

This reference book explores changes made in the nation’s health system by the private sector, Congress, federal and state courts, and state legislatures. Entries cover such topics as prescription drug benefits, key programs and agencies, committees and organizations, statistics, and the history and background shaping major health policies. Book on American health care.

Morphine, Ice cream, Tears: Tales of a City Hospital

Sacco, Joseph, M.D.
Morrow 1989 Dewey Dec. 610

“Joe Sacco became a doctor because of an earnest desire to help his fellowman. In this moving, terrifying, and often hilarious book he tells how his residency in a city hospital nearly ground his high principles into dust. Bone-weary from endless hours of duty, aghast at the treatment of helpless patients, Dr. Sacco saw his enthusiasm turn to cynicism. He started to write down the pathos and greed, humor and horror that surrounded him.” From the book cover. Books about hospitals.

The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World’s Poorest Patients

The Body Hunters Book Cover

Shah, Sonia
New Press 2006        Dewey Dec.    362.1

“The Body Hunters recounts the way the multinational pharmaceutical industry, in its quest to develop lucrative drugs, has begun quietly exporting its clinical research business to the developing world, where ethical oversight is minimal and desperate patients abound… “Based on several years of original research and reporting from Africa and Asia, The Body Hunters is a damning indictment of a new realm in the exploitation of the world’s poor. Tracing the checkered history of Western medical science in poor countries, it lays bare the impossible choice being faced by many patients in the developing world: be experimented upon or die for lack of medicine.” – Publisher. Books on the Pharmaceutical industry.

Getting What We Deserve: Health and Medical Care in America

Getting What We Deserve Book Cover

Sommer, Alfred
Johns Hopkins Univ. 2009        Dewey Dec.    362.1

“Opposing what we’ve been led to believe about the health-care situation in the United States, the author posits that there’s less complexity than meets the eye and that solutions are possible … Sommer keeps it short and clear, with plenty of understandable graphs and charts. His commonsense points will interest consumers trying to understand the ongoing debate as well as policymakers.” -Libr J. Free book on American health care.

The Social Transformation of American Medicine

Starr, Paul
Basic 1982 Dewey Dec. 610

“The rise of a sovereign profession and the making of a vast industry”. – book cover. Free online book on American health care.

The Insanity Offense: How America’s Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers its Citizens

The Insanity Offense Book Cover

Torrey, E. Fuller
Norton 2008        Dewey Dec.    362.1

“Released en masse from institutions beginning in the 1960s, the most severely ill are most likely to become homeless, incarcerated, victimized, and/or violent… Chilling and well documented, this text has many no-nonsense solutions to protect the mentally ill themselves as well as society as a whole.” -Pub Wkly. Book on treatment of mental illness.

Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself, and the Consequences for your Health and our Medical Future

Deadly Monopolies Book Cover

Washington, Harriet A.
Doubleday 2011        Dewey Dec.    338.4

“Extensively documented with minimal scientific jargon, this book is recommended for any reader interested in the future of our health system.” -Libr J. Free book on American health care.


History of the Medical Field

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About 1,200 free online books on “History of Medicine” at the Internet Archive. Among the topics covered in this collection are: the medical revolution in history, history of medical science, medicine of ancient Egypt, history of folk medicine, medicine in the 1800s, founders of medicine, medicine in the ancient world, history of medical care. Medicine in ancient civilization, history of the medical field, history of tropical medicine, history of science and medicine, history of eastern medicine, 20th century medical history, history of medical technology in the world. The history of modern medicine, early modern medicine, medicine in the 1600s, history of medicine and surgery, medical advances in the 1800s, ancient medical history, history of clinical medicine, 19th century medical history, medicine in the 1700s. History of laboratory medicine, medical history pdf, history of home remedies, history of preventive medicine, medicine in ancient times, history of medical science, Chinese medical history, early 20th century medicine, history of medicine pdf. Herbal remedies history, history of medical schools, western medicine history, ancient surgical procedures, history of medical diagnosis, history of natural medicine, ancient Chinese healing, history of alternative medicine, history of medical education. History of modern medicine, history of American medicine, medical history online, traditional Chinese medicine history, history of holistic medicine, history of homeopathic medicine, history of Chinese herbal medicine, history of medicinal plants.

“Send Us a Lady Physician”: Women Doctors in America, 1835-1920

Abram, Ruth J.
Norton 1985 Dewey Dec. 610

“In the latter part of the 19th century, women, who had hitherto been barred from medical schools, were gradually granted the freedom to study and practice medicine. Indeed, by 1900, over 7,000 female physicians were practicing in America…. Women established thriving private practices, occupied leadership positions in various medical institutions, served as professors and deans in medical schools for women, and were members and officers of medical societies. Their future in medicine seemed assured. Yet by 1920 the number of women doctors had plummeted. New barriers inhibited their entry into medicine and created obstacles in the careers of established women doctors. Not until the 1970s would America’s women physicians recoup their 19th-century gains.” Book cover. Book on female doctors. Among the topics are early 20th century medicine, history of medical science, history and medicine, social history in medicine, history of medical schools, 20th century healthcare, 19th century medical history, history of American medicine.

Selected Biographical Articles

Medical Firsts: From Hippocrates to the Human Genome

Adler, Robert E.
Wiley & Sons 2004 Dewey Dec. 610

Hippocrates: a principle and a method — Herophilus and Erasistratus — Marcus Varro — Dioscorides: the herb man of Anazarbus — Soranus: the birthing doctor — Galen of Pergamon — The enlightened mind of Abu Bakr al-Razi — Ibn Bal-nafis, Glen’s nemesis — Fracastoro: the poet of pestilence — Paracelsus, renaissance rebel — Andreas Vesalius, driven to dissection — Ambroise Pare — Johann Weyer–a voice of sanity in an insane world — William Harvey and the movements of the heart — Edward Jenner — the discovery of anesthesia — Antisepsis: awakening from a nightmare — The quiet Dr. Snow — Pasteur and the germ theory of disease — Roentgen discovers x-rays — Sigmund Freud’s dynamic unconscious — Beyond bacteria: Ivanovsky’s discovery of viruses — The prepared mind of Alexander Fleming — Margaret Sanger and the pill –Organ transplantation — the birth of in vitro fertilization — Humanity eradicates a disease–smallpox– Cannibals, kuru and mad cows: a new kind of plague — deciphering the immune system — cracking the human genome — Into the future. History of the Medical Field.

The Great American Medicine Show: Being an Illustrated History of Hucksters, Healers, Health Evangelists, and Heroes from Plymouth Rock to the Present

Armstrong, David and Amrstrong Elizabeth M.
Prentice Hall 1991 Dewey Dec. 610

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The Devil’s Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science

Ball, Philip
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006 Dewey Dec. 610

“Illuminates the life of alchemist, physician, theologian and astrologer Paracelsus (1493-1541), placing him … in the context of the Reformation.” Libr J. Book on medical history. History of medical science.

Science of Medicine

Bedeschi, Giulio
F. Watts 1975 Dewey Dec. 610

Discusses the history of medical science and the increasingly advanced medical technology used to search for cures and treat disease. Book on medical history.

History of American Red Cross Nursing

Dock, Lavinia L. & others
Macmillan 1922 Dewey Dec. 610

“One phase of American nursing history— that of the organization and development of the nursing service of the American Red Cross— has been gathered in elaborate detail in. . . an official volume. . . The book follows the Red Cross nurses in the Spanish war, the world war, the foreign emergency relief program, the post-war developments in rural and public health nursing and educational work in which the Red Cross has played an active part.” Survey.
– Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931). Book on the history of nursing.

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From Humors to Medical Science: A History of American Medicine

Duffy, John
University of Illinois 1993 Dewey Dec. 610

Beginnings of American medicine — Eighteenth century — Medical profession — Medicine in the revolutionary years — Early nineteenth-century medicine — Irregulars and domestic medicine — Foundations of American surgery — Early leaders in medicine and surgery — Education, licensing and status of physicians — Medicine in the Civil War — Emergence of modern medicine — Flowering of surgery — Medical education — Medical profession organizes — Advancing front of medicine — Surgery and medical technology since World War I — Medical education since the Flexner report — Women in medicine — Minorities in medicine — Medical profession in the twentieth century — Community’s health — Whither medicine? Free Book on American medical history.

Medicine’s 10 Greatest Discoveries

Friedman, Meyer and Friedland, Gerald W.
Yale Univ. 1998 Dewey Dec. 610

Andreas Vesalius and modern human anatomy — William Harvey and the circulation of blood — Antony Leeuwenhock and bacteria — Edward Jenner and vaccination — Crawford Long and surgical anesthesia — Wilhelm Roentgen and the x-ray beam — Ross Harrison and tissue culture — Nikolai Anichkov and cholesterol — Alexander Fleming and antibiotics — Maurice Wilkins and DNA — Concluding thoughts. Free Book on medical history.

The History Of Medicine: The Middle Ages, 500-1450

Kelly, Kate
Facts on File 2009 Dewey Dec. 610

Medical beliefs in Medieval times – Medieval healers and hospitals – Diagnosis and treatment methods – Surgery in the Middle Ages – Women practitioners and what was known about women’s health – Public health in the Middle Ages – Terrifying illnesses of Medieval times – The golden age of Islamic medicine. Free Book on medical history.

History of Medicine (vol 1)

Neuburger, Dr. Max
1910 Dewey Dec. 610

Book on medical history.

History of Medicine (vol 2 part 1)

Neuburger, Dr. Max
1910 Dewey Dec. 610

Book on medical history.

Evolution of Modern Medicine

Osler, Sir William
Yale University 1921 Dewey Dec. 610

Subtitle: “A series of lectures delivered at Yale University on the Silliman Foundation in April, 1923”.
Contents: Introduction; Greek medicine; Medieval medicine; Renaissance and the rise of anatomy and physiology; Rise and development of modern medicine; Rise of preventive medicine. Contains many excellent illustrations.
“Highly interesting and able summary, suited to layman and doctor alike.” – Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931). Free book on medical history.

History of Medicine in the United States (2 volumes)

– Volume 2

Packard, Francis R.
Hafner 1963 Dewey Dec. 610

Originally published in 1931.
Vol 1: Medical events connected with the early history of the English colonies in America – Epidemic sickness and mortality in the English colonies in North America from its earlies discovery to the year 1800 – Early medical legislation – The earliest hospitals – Medical education before the foundation of medical schools – The earliest medical schools – Pre-Revolutionary medical publications – The medical profession in the War for Independence – The medical department of the army from the close of the Revolution to the close of the Spanish-American War.
Vol 2: History of the medical department of the United States Navy – Some of the medical schools founded during the first half of the 19th century – Outlines of the development of medical practice and education in some of the states – Foreign influences on American medicine – Some notable events in American medicine and surgery – The Beginnings of Specialism in America – Appendices – Bibliography. Free books on medical history.

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity

Porter, Roy
Norton 1998 Dewey Dec. 610

“Traces Western medical thought and practices from their origins in classical Greece to today’s biomedical developments. Although scholarly, the text is elegantly written, accessible to the general reader, and filled with fascinating details.” Libr J. Free books on medical history.

Seeking the Cure: A History of Medicine in America

Rutkow, Ira M.
Scribner 2010 Dewey Dec. 610

“An entertaining and intelligent history of the development of medicine in America by an award-winning physician.”
1. Colonial medicine — 2. Democratizaton of healing — 3. Emergence of modern medicine — 4. Consolidation of power — 5. Scientific advancement — 6. Professional authority — 7. Challenges of success — 8. Ascendancy — 9. Supremacy — 10. Transformation. Free book on American medical history.


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The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health, Vol. 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5

Longe, Jacqueline L., ed.
Thomson Gale 2006        Dewey Dec.    610

In the fully updated second edition of this award-winning title, nearly 900 alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. The Encyclopedia covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy and more. Free online Nursing book.

Practical Nursing; A Text-book for Nurses

Maxwell, Anna Caroline and Pope, Amy Elizabeth
Putnam 1914 Dewey Dec. 610

Describes “the procedures used in the general care of patients and the giving of treatments in a manner to facilitate class instruction- nevertheless, items of procedures, and procedures as a whole, which cannot well be shown in class are also described and special stress is made on details that will enhance a patient’s comfort.” – Preface to fourth edition. Free online Nursing textbook.

Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Nursing

C.V. Mosby Co.
1969 Dewey Dec. 610

“This book is intended to be a study outline for those nurses, student and graduate, who wish a clear, authoritative summary of the subjects taught in the basic course in nursing.” Preface to 1st edition. Free online Nursing textbook.

Just a Nurse: From Clinic to Hospital Ward, Battleground to Cancer Unit: The Hearts and Minds of Nurses Today

Kraegel, Janet M. and Kachoyeanos, Mary
Dell 1990 Dewey Dec. 610

“The voices of America’s nurses–in burn units, cancer and AIDS wards, prisons, children’s hospices, and delivery rooms.” Free online Nursing book.


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