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As it says on the book jacket, Ambulance is another of those novels that "uncovers the vulnerable humanity at the heart of the most demanding profession in the world"—that is, medicine. Paul Avery, a young American physician, heads the new life-support ambulance at a general hospital in England. His efforts are bitterly opposed by the senior consultant in surgery, Henry Madison, who feels the mobile unit is a costly gimmick—Henry is also more than a little paranoid. Avery finds to his chagrin that his brilliant on-the-scene diagnoses (torn aorta, "defibrination syndrome") are not resulting in the desired reduction in mortality.
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Ambulance.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;84:625. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-5-625_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(5):625.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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