Mobile intensive care unitsBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7302.1570 (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1570
- Peter Arnold, former general practitioner
- Sydney, Australia
Sometime in 1967, I came across a report in the BMJ on a paper by Pantridge and Geddes in the Lancet.1 A purpose designed and equipped ambulance that carried a team led by a doctor had been introduced in Belfast for the prompt assessment of suspected myocardial ischaemia. Some months earlier, a patient of mine had died soon after I had visited him at home. I had suspected myocardial ischaemia and, as was the practice at that time, had given him morphine, recommended bed rest, and arranged for …
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