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Written by nursing's brilliant first theorist/researcher and first published in 1859, Notes on Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Not is regarded as nursing's first textbook. An ideal gift for anyone in nursing, this special edition contains the original text in its entirety with commentaries by 12 prominent nursing theorists. Beautifully bound with marbled end pages, gilded edges, and a ribbon book marker.
Gifted Hands is the riveting story of one man's secret for success, tested against daunting odds and driven by an incredible mindset that dares to take risks. This inspiring autobiography takes you into the operating room to witness surgeries that made headlines around the world --- and into the private mind of a compassionate, God-fearing physician who lives to help others. Through it all shines a humility, quick wit, and down-to-earth style that make this book one you won't easily forget.
Nurses narrate personal stories and encounters offering the opportunity for all nurses to be reminded of those meaningful events that constitute nursing. Real experiences enhance the image of nursing by presenting the special elements of the relationships between nurses and the people in their care.
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb's effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.--From publisher description.