The identity of the caregiver is complex. It is both an object of fantasy for the layman and the anonymous individual drowned in the mass of uniforms. Through his technical gestures, he is his profession. By his attentions, he is the caregiver we remember. The idea of helping the sick outside the family circle appeared in the 6th century. First a work of charity and benevolence, the care establishments were transformed according to the progress of science and medicine to become during the XIXth century medical care establishments, ancestors of our current hospitals. Often discreet and silent but always working...
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