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Amy Elizabeth Pope

Graduate of the School of Nursing of the Presbyterian Hospital,
in the City of New York ; Special Diploma in Education
from Teachers College, Columbia University, New
York; Formerly Instructor in the School of Nurs-
ing, Presbyterian Hospital; Instructor in the
School of Nursing, St. Luke's Hospital,

San Francisco, Cal.
Author of “ Quiz Book of Nursing,' Anatomy and Physiology
for Nurses," "A Medical Dictionary for Nurses," and,

with Anna Maxwell, of “ Practical Nursing"

Illustrated

G. P. Putnam's Sons
New York and London
Tbe knickerbocker Press

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COPYRIGHT, 1916

BY

AMY ELIZABETH POPE

Tbe knickerbocker Press, Rew York

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P 82

1916

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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION

CHE material of the first edition of Physics an Chemistry for Nurses has been thoroughly revised with help from Mr. Roy Theodore Nichols of the Science Department of the San Diego High School and author of Syllabus and Laboratory Manual of Household Chemistry to whom my thanks are due.

Amy ELIZABETH POPE.

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INSTRUCTION in hospital-housekeeping is gradually attaining a well-deserved place in the curriculum of schools of nursing. Since for nurses to have a proper understanding of methods of cleaning, laundry work, cooking and diet is of insinite value both to the hospital and to the nurses, especially those nurses who wish to prepare for executive positions in hospitals and for social-service work.

To provide a foundation for such knowledge, by explaining the principles of the chemical and physical properties upon which the various actions that occur in cleaning, cooking, digestion, metabolism, etc., depend, was one reason for compiling this book. A second purpose was to explain important chemical and physical processes constantly referred to in physiology, materia medica, and the other studies included in the school of nursing curriculum.

Also, the book contains many important applications of the chemical and physical processes described to disinfection, cleaning, cooking, and other procedures of interest to nurses.

In compiling this work, I have consulted all available books of chemistry and physics published within recent years, but those which were most frequently referred to are mentioned in the bibliography at the end of this volume, one or more of which books on

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