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Pulmonary oedema.
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PMID:  23358087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Editor's note: From its first issue in 1900 through to the present day, AJN has unparalleled archives detailing nurses' work and lives over the last century. These articles not only chronicle nursing's growth as a profession within the context of the events of the day, but they also reveal prevailing societal attitudes about women, health care, and human rights. Today's nursing school curricula rarely include nursing's history, but it's a history worth knowing. To this end, From the AJN Archives will be a frequent column, containing articles selected to fit today's topics and times.Along with this month's original research article on chronic lung disease, we thought you'd enjoy a look back at the management of another lung condition. This article, from the July 1912 issue and published here in its entirety, provides a fascinating look at the nursing management of patients with pulmonary edema 100 years ago. Most of the procedures discussed in the article have since fallen by the wayside, such as turpentine stupes and one many nurses will recognize: the use of "rubber-bandages or constrictors" applied to two limbs at a time to "bleed the patient into himself." (This later became known as rotating tourniquets.) Read and enjoy!
Mary H Tufts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of nursing     Volume:  113     ISSN:  1538-7488     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Nurs     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372646     Medline TA:  Am J Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
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