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Immediate Care and Transport of the Injured

Allan J. Ryan, MD
JAMA. 1966;195(7):599. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100070143063.
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This brief guide to the correct management and transportation of the injured covers, in a comprehensive but succinct fashion, the essential points. The major emphasis is placed on the preventive aspects of each situation, in particular the avoidance of further injury and death which may be caused by inexpert first-aid and rescue operations and speeding ambulances.

The editor, and author of several chapters, attracted national attention through his studies of transportation of the injured in Flint, Michigan, and the successful program there which resulted. Considerable space is devoted to an explanation of why ambulances need not speed, how they should be equipped, laws which affect their operation, and a model ordinance for ambulance operation.

The other 20 contributors discuss such subjects as the hospital emergency facility; civilian disasters; mass casualty management; and the emergency care of injuries to skiers, swimmers who dive, other athletes in contact sports, and industrial workers.


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