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the history of ATLS and trauma care

Andrew J Bowman sumieb at compuserve.com
Mon Apr 3 19:21:54 BST 2006


Read that book years ago also.

I thought it was interesting that Cowley wanted to position semi trucks
along the highways that had basically a pre-op area and an operating room.
The semi would pull up to the trauma site (car crash, etc) and then start
surgical treatment as they drove to the hospital.

Andrew Bowman

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bjorn, Pret" <pbjorn at emh.org>
To: "'Trauma &amp; Critical Care mailing list'" <trauma-list at trauma.org>
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 9:01 AM
Subject: RE: the history of ATLS and trauma care


>
> Google "R Adams Cowley."
>
> In high school, I read a book called "Shocktrauma" (Jon Franklin, Alan
> Doelp; St. Martin's Press, 1980), which made a big impression on me at the
> time, and probably subconsciously steered me to trauma.  It's a history of
> MIEMSS and Baltimore Shocktrauma (the prototype North American Trauma
> Center) with plenty of human interest melodrama thrown in.  The book is a
> compilation of newspaper articles which won a Pulitzer for series
> journalism.  Interesting (if dated) info on the Golden Hour, 911 systems,
> helicopter EMS, and trauma surgery.  You can still find it on Amazon.
>
> Pret Bjorn, RN
> Bangor, ME USA
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: oded private [mailto:tangentcarrot at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 11:46 AM
> To: trauma-list at trauma.org
> Subject: the history of ATLS and trauma care
>
>
> Hello list
>
> I have been challenged by some students (EMT''s trained to become
> instructors). They are intrested in hearing about the origins of modern
> trauma care in the hands non-general surgeons and non-physicians,
including
> prehospitaly. Does anybody have an intresting anacdote about the origins
of
> modern trauma care and ATLS courses (besides the famous and true story
about
>
> the orthpead's plane crash in nebraska), or can give me a good and
RELIABLE
> refrence to read?
>
> Thank you all responders in advance,
> Oded
>
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