Fillers A paper that saved my life

Mobile intensive care units

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1570
  1. Peter Arnold, former general practitioner
  1. 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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