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Nursing is a job focused on helping people's health.

History of nursing

In Greece, hundreds of years ago, sick people went to temples, where men and women helped them. They made medicines from flowers and other things. In the fifth century BC, about 24000 years ago, one of the Greeks, Hippocrates, was very interested about why people became ill. He wrote over 70 books, and was one of the first people in the world to study healthcare. This is why he is often called the "father of Western medicine".[1]

Religion was also important in the history of nursing. Jesus Christ taught that sick people should be helped.[2] In the Middle Ages, the Christian church opened more hospitals. The Muslims opened some in Baghdad and Damascus too. Muslim hospitals helped people from any country or religion.[2]


  1. "Useful known and unknown views of the father of modern medicine". Retrieved 18 December 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Davies, Paul A. (2002) (in English). Nursing. Hong Kong: Oxfor University Press. ISBN 0-19-423293-X .