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History of Nursing

History of Nursing

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HISTORY OF NURSING
 
ANCIENT CIVILIZATION
Experimentation with herbs and plants
Illness attributed to evil spirits
Medicine men uses black and white magic
Ancient Nurse-act as domestic servants
EGYPTIAN CIVILIZATION
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ca 3000 BC)
Built irrigation canal and granaries for storage of food
Practice of prophylaxis by the medicine man and high priest
Emphasis on personal hygiene, cleanliness within & outside the body
Sanitation measures
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removal of refuse and crude fumigation in times of epidemics
 ±reached an advance stage of knowledge.
-custom of embalming
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mummification)
-recognized 250 different diseases
-developed drugs and procedures
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surgery)
-480 B.C.
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neurosurgery)
Hammurabi
 
-the sixth king of Babylon. He became the first king of theBabylonian Empire. He is known for the set of laws called Hammurabi's Code,one of the first written codes of law in recorded history.
 
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