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A rapid increase in population throughout our nation, particularly in urban areas, and a steady increase in the number of motor vehicles have resulted in a tremendous increase in accidents of all types. Furthermore, there are acute medical illnesses that now may be treated successfully when intelligent emergency care is available. Many times a doctor is not at the scene, so the initial handling of patients will be done by police, fire fighters, and ambulance personnel. Whether the patient survives may often depend on the quality of emergency care given at the scene and the care while he is being
Emergency Care of the Sick and Injured.. Ann Intern Med. ;65:1348–1349. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-6-1348_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(6):1348-1349.
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