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Materials on operating room technique for nurses collection
Biomed.1021  
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"Operating Room Technique for Nurses" is an unpublished manuscript by Louis H. Nason, M.D., who was a Harvard professor and surgeon at Beth Israel Hospital where he was also in charge of teaching nurses. Totaling a 145 typescript pages with nine chapters: 'The Operating Suite', 'Sterilization', 'The Sterile Scrub Nurse', 'The Circulating Nurse', 'The Care of the Patient in the Operating Room', 'Anesthesia', 'Operative Procedures, Instruments, Suture Materials and Supplies', and 'The Operating Suite Work Room.' Accompanying the manuscript are original technical surgical drawings and photographs. Presumably for use in the book. There are nineteen (19) original technical surgical drawings by M. Codding. The artist most likely is Mildred Codding (1902-1991), a medical artist living in Boston, who is perhaps most well known for being Dr. Harvey Cushing's (a neurosurgeon and first person to describe Cushing's disease) medical illustrator. She also provided medical illustrations for several medical textbooks, such as 'Atlas of Surgical Operations' and 'Atlas of Pelvic Operations.' The illustrations are line drawings done in black ink done on board. Pencil can be seen under the ink in places, most of the drawings are signed. Measures 13" x 8-1/4" (largest), 8" x 4-3/4" (smallest). There are seventeen (17) photographs depicting a nurse prepping a surgical room. Seven (7) of the photographs also have their corresponding film negatives. As Codding also performed operative photography, it is possible she also took these photographs. -- Antiquarian bookseller's description, 2019.
Extent
.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Availability
Unprocessed collection. Material is unavailable for access. Please contact Special Collections reference (spec-coll@library.ucla.edu) for more information.