Who are these men?



Two thousand years ago, nursing school was for men only.



Only men were considered "pure" enough to enter what is thought to be the world's first nursing school, which was founded in India about 250 B.C., according to Bruce Wilson, Ph.D., RN, and associate professor at the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.



For the next two millennia, nursing remained male-dominated. It took warfare in the 19th and 20th centuries to transform nursing from being considered a man's job to a women's profession.     

                   

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Who are these men? Any idea? 

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Walt Whitman and his male nurse Fritzenger

Date: July 1890




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