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Author Bell, Ryan Corbett, 1967-

Title The ambulance : a history / Ryan Corbett Bell.

Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed H  362.18809 BELL    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-378) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "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.
Subject Ambulances -- History.
Ambulance service -- History.
Emergency medical technicians -- History.
ISBN 9780786438112 (cased) 39.95
0786438118 (cased) 39.95