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History of Nursing: Early Years. 2008. Insight Media/History of Nursing: The Development of a Profession. 2008. Insight Media

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Using a variety of colored images from ancient paintings, sculptures, maps, and more contemporary black and white photographs, the story opens in ancient Mesopotamia around the fifth century b.c. Drawing from evidence extracted from artifacts and writings from ancient civilizations, the struggle of mankind is revealed as men try to understand why humans suffer and die and how certain people in every society became healers, sometimes as priests, physicians, medicine men, and nurses. [...] because today's nursing students are, to a large degree, lacking in historical knowledge about the past and the nursing profession, the lack of suggested historical readings and a reference list diminishes the power of the film to intellectually engage students to understand the power of the past in shaping today's world.

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History of Nursing: Early Years. 2008. Insight Media. Producer: Jessica
Tannenbaum, Director: Ken Lam. Insight Media. 2162 Broadway, New York,
N.Y. 10024. DVD, 35 minutes. ($199.00) www.insight-media.com

History of Nursing: The Development of a Profession. 2008. Insight Media.
Producer: Jessica Tannenbaum, Director: Ken Lam. Insight Media. 2162
Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10024. DVD, 36 minutes. ($199.00) www.insight-
media.com

After a flurry of black and white films on the history of nursing appeared
in the 1970s and 1980s, the use of this powerful medium to illustrate nurs-
ing’s role in history ceased. It is therefore with pleasure that one welcomes
the arrival of this attractive well-illustrated film production of the history of
nursing. Developed by Insight Media and packaged as two DVDs, History of
Nursing is an ambitious project that covers the history of the profession from
antiquity to the present. Although primarily designed as an educational film
for nursing students and those interested in health history, the DVDs will also
appeal to audiences who simply want to learn the story of how nurses have
cared for the sick over time.
     The first segment, The History of Nursing: Early Years, explores the original
appearance of nurses and nursing in society. Using a variety of colored im-
ages from ancient paintings, sculptures, maps, and more contemporary black
and white photographs, the story opens in ancient Mesopotamia around the
fifth century b.c. Drawing from evidence extracted from artifacts and writings
from ancient civilizations, the struggle of mankind is revealed as men try to
understand why humans suffer and die and how certain people in every so-
ciety became healers, sometimes as priests, physicians, medicine men, and
nurses. The two videos wisely use two expert nurse historians, Jean Whelan
and Barbra Mann Wall, to clarify facts and add a sense of vitality to the pre-
sentation. Their comments aid viewers in recognizing the contributions to
medical knowledge and the development of Western medicine made by the
ancient medical traditions of the Egyptian, Indian, and Islamic cultures. I was
pleased to see highlighted the role Islamic medicine took in shaping Wes
								
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