April 2015

Interim HealthCare Blogs

The History of Nursing - Part 1

Posted: 4/20/2015 10:25 AM by Interim HealthCare

The home, in fact, was the center of health care, and for the first two centuries after European exploration of North America, all nursing was home nursing. Even when the nation’s first hospital began in Philadelphia in 1751, it was thought of primarily as an asylum or poorhouse; another century or more would pass before the public viewed hospitals as reputable and safe.

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