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The Ambulance: A History
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Over several centuries the ambulance has evolved from horse-drawn wagons designed to remove wounded soldiers from the battlefield into high-speed emergency rooms on wheels, staffed by skilled professionals. This thorough history follows the ambulance through every phase, focusing not just on the vehicles but on their role within the developing medical systems they served, as well as the political, social and economic influences that have shaped their advancement. Topics include the critical role of police ambulances in the development of the first emergency medical services, the history of the ambulance intern, breakthroughs in ambulance design and function from the horse-drawn days to the present, notable women in ambulance development, and a fresh look at the first organized paramedic services. More than 275 photographs and other illustrations accompany the text.
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A psychiatrist and former district attorney, Ryan Corbett Bell has visited hospitals, clinics, leper colonies, and infirmaries worldwide and studies medical history and the ways in which care is delivered. He lives in Rochester, New York.

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-fascinating history---C&RL News; -you will enjoy this book---1st Responder News; -fires 398 hard-bound pages at the subject...scope is amazing...much prewar-automobile referencing abounds...this book hits the center!---Prewar Auto Notes; -if there was a best-seller list for EMS books, [this book] would surely be included. From the EMS veteran to the rookie, you'll find enjoyment in this easy-to-read trip back in time that examines the origin, history and development of the ambulance and the people who have dedicated their lives to saving others...comprehensive---Journal of Emergency Medical Services; -this book is stimulating and rewarding---SpeedReaders. "fascinating history"--C&RL News; "you will enjoy this book"--1st Responder News; "fires 398 hard-bound pages at the subject...scope is amazing...much prewar-automobile referencing abounds...this book hits the center!"--Prewar Auto Notes; "if there was a best-seller list for EMS books, [this book] would surely be included. From the EMS veteran to the rookie, you'll find enjoyment in this easy-to-read trip back in time that examines the origin, history and development of the ambulance and the people who have dedicated their lives to saving others...comprehensive"--Journal of Emergency Medical Services; "this book is stimulating and rewarding"--SpeedReaders.

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