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The ambulance : a history

"This book reviews 800 years of ambulance development, looking not only at the vehicles themselves, but also telling the stories of the men and women who served on them and who created the medical systems in which they operated"--Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, ©2009
McFarland & Co., Jefferson, N.C., ©2009
vii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
9780786438112, 9780786473014, 0786438118, 0786473010
Prelude to the ambulance
Debut of the ambulance
The modern ambulance appears
Developments during the Civil War
"Let us no longer add murder to maiming" : the civilian ambulance in America
Badge and bandages: police surgeons and patrol ambulances
The ambulance surgeons
First aides : early ambulance attendants and emergency hospitals
From horses to horsepower
Siren call : the lure of speed
Specialty squads and disaster cars
The 1950s : losing the battle
The 1960s : changing tactics
An incomplete revolution : 1970 to 2000
The ambulance in the 21st century