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That a third edition of Roe's textbook has been required demonstrates the usefulness of a work of this character. It differs from the elementary texts provided for high schools in the greater emphasis upon physiological chemistry, as indicated by chapters on Milk, The Blood, Digestion, Metabolism, Vitamins, Foods, Dietary Requirements and The Internal Secretions. It is well written and very well printed. The inclusion of considerable theoretical material not found in the earlier editions appears to make the treatment of the subject rather too heavy for the needs of the pupil nurse. Some teachers of nurses will choose to omit
Principles of Chemistry: An Introductory Textbook of Inorganic, Organic and Physiological Chemistry for Nurses and Students of Home Economics and Applied Chemistry. With Laboratory Experiments.. Ann Intern Med. ;6:847–848. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-6-847_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(6):847-848.
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