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History of Development of Nursing Profession in India

History of Development of Nursing Profession in India



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History andDevelopmentof NursingProfession
Presented By Aswathy KrishnanMSc Nursing,(2008-2010)Bombay Hospital College of Nursing
Why study History
Looking Back gives you a visionof where you want to go
Provides an understanding of theheritage behind Nursing as acareer
Highlights the contributions of eminent and inspirational nursestowards development of thenursing profession
Ancient civilizations& Nursing
Illness earlier was seen as “magic”, “sin” or “punishment” 
During 700-600 B.C
Sushruta Samhita
waswritten by the great surgeon Sushruta, whosaid
"the physician, the patient, the drugs and the nurseare four feet of `Padas' of the medicine, upon whichthe cure depends".
The first nursing school started in India in250 B.C. during Charaka's time and onlymen were considered pure enough to benurses.
Other civilisations as Egyptians,Babylonians, Hebrews, Greeks and Romansalso shows evidences of nursing care.

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