Anyone, Anything, Anytime: A History of Emergency Medicine

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Sep 1, 2005 - Medical - 344 pages
"A wonderful picture of an important period in the practice of medicine in the United States." (from the Foreword by Peter Rosen, MD) Here is the very first book to comprehensively explore the evolution of the field of emergency medicine -- from its origins following World War II, through the sociopolitical changes of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, to the present. First-hand narratives from more than 45 founders and pioneers of emergency medicine provide a vivid portrayal of the important events and viewpoints that have given rise to today's practice.
  • Represents the first comprehensive history of emergency medicine as a specialty.
  • Provides first-hand oral histories from more than 45 of the key figures who witnessed and helped to shape the developments chronicled in the book.
  • Offers keen insights into how the sociopolitical changes of the 1950s through 1970s influenced public health, health care delivery, and emergency medicine.
  • Includes many unique photographs of important leaders in emergency medicine.
 

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Contents

Seeds of Emergency Care
1
Pioneers of Emergency Practice
30
The Times They Are AChangin
54
Emergency Medicine Gets Organized
81
Training Emergency Physicians
104
Becoming a Specialty
148
The Blooming of Emergency Medicine
189
Experiencing and Exploiting Success
232
Epilogue Back to the Future
269
References
285
Index
299
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