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Smeltzer, C. H., & Vlasses, F. R. (2003). Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau. 226 pp. $29.95. (888) 634-7575.


Stories about nurses are scarce, but stories about nurses who have accomplished extraordinary feats are almost nonexistent. This beautifully produced, full-color book breaks that trend with stories about nurses who, in their daily lives, have made outstanding contributions in extraordinary ways in their communities.


From around the globe, the authors have contributed over 100 stories and images of nurses guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, and applaud as you learn of the nurses' accomplishments. Through narrative and photography, each story shows how the individual nurse applies her or his talents to improve the quality of life of others. These stories capture the diversity, intensity, and heroism of nursing and collectively form a fascinating mosaic describing the fullness of the nursing profession.