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Children's LiteratureBeginning readers will become acquainted with the nursing profession in this easy-to-read title from the "Pull Ahead Books" social studies series about community helpers. Cheery uniformed nurses on the cover prompt youngsters to browse through the book that recognizes the value of and describes the tasks of school, public health, hospital, military, and doctor's office nurses. Pages in the small book (6 1/4" by 7") contain brief descriptions in large type on white background above, below, or beside colored photographs. Issues relevant to nursing responsibilities for patients' well-being in today's environment are addressed—including blood pressure, height/weight, temperature, hearing, vision, medicines, and illnesses requiring special attention. It also emphasizes that nursing is a science-related profession requiring an exceptional personality and educational preparation to care for patient's health and perform supporting roles with doctors. Interesting facts about nurses, nursing history, book titles, websites, a glossary (words appear in bold throughout text), and an index are added features. This title profiles the role of nurses concisely, highlighting their distinctive "beside manner" and caring image. 2005, Lerner Publications, Ages 5 to 9.