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Ambulance: A History
Over several centuries the ambulance has evolved from horse-drawn wagons designed to remove wounded soldiers from the battlefield into high-speed emergency rooms on wheels, staffed by skilled professionals. This thorough history follows the ambulance through every phase, focusing not just on the vehicles but on their role within the developing medical systems they served, as well as the political, social and economic influences that have shaped their advancement. Topics include the critical role of police ambulances in the development of the first emergency medical services, the history of the ambulance intern, breakthroughs in ambulance design and function from the horse-drawn days to the present, notable women in ambulance development, and a fresh look at the first organized paramedic services. More than 275 photographs and other illustrations accompany the text.
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American Ambulance: 1900-2002
Walt McCall follows up his successful Classic American Ambulances 1900-1979 Photo Archive with a new and expanded title that fills in a heretofore missing chapter in American emergency vehicle history. This book chronicles in words and photos the evolution of the emergency ambulance in America over the past 100 years. From the slow jouncing horse-drawn vehicles in use at the turn of the last century to the fleet electronics-laden advanced life support units on the streets and highways of today - you'll find it all here. A fascinating story that is long overdue. The book is divided into chapters illustrating ambulances by decade. Each chapter begins with 2 to 4 pages of text describing major innovations and improvements introduced during the decade.
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Classic American Ambulances & Funeral Vehicles: 1900-1980 Photo Archives
Two books for the price of one! Covering the early and classic time period of ambulances and funeral vehicles, two out-of-print yet in demand Iconografix books have now been combined into one book and restored for your enjoyment. Classic American Ambulances 1900-1979 Photo Archive is a photographic history of the evolution and sudden demise of the passenger car-based emergency ambulance while Classic American Funeral Vehicles 1900-1980 Photo Archive shows hearses, flower cars and funeral service cars. Anyone involved in the funeral or ambulance industry will enjoy seeing these classic luxury cars, as will any car enthusiast, restorer, modeler, and historian.
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Miller-Meteor: The Complete Illustrated History
Miller-Meteor is really the story of three companies - the A.J. Miller Company, the Meteor Motor Car Company, and Wayne Works. The only definitive book ever published on Miller-Meteor and its illustrious corporate predecessors, this tome is a multi-faceted history of three fiercely independent, yet interwoven, companies, the unique segment of the motor industry in which they were involved, their charismatic leaders and, most of all, their unique products. This volume showcases hundreds of never-before published original factory photographs.
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Weller Brothers of Memphis Photo Archive
Weller Brothers was one of no fewer than four independent hearse and ambulance conversion businesses that flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. Unlike most other coachbuilders, Weller designed and fabricated hearses and ambulances on virtually any make of car supplied by the customer. The result was an astonishing variety of one-of-a-kind professional cars on nearly every marque sold by the U.S. big three, including Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, Oldsmobile - and at least one Packard!