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Rescue 471: A Paramedic's Stories

Rescue 471: A Paramedic's Stories

by Peter Canning

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In taut, thrilling prose, Peter Canning has written a book that captures the rarely seen real world of emergency medicine. A seasoned paramedic who fights under enormous pressure to save lives, Canning trains new paramedics for the rigors of a nonstop, action-packed battle. From a four-month-old baby who has stopped breathing to a sixty-seven-year-old woman with a strange abdominal mass that threatens to explode—these are gripping true stories from the "ER on the streets." An exciting, often moving account, Canning tells a powerful story of camaraderie, selflessness, and courage as paramedics try to stand tall and human through both defeat and victory.

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ISBN-13: 9780804118828
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/04/2000
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,150,131
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.81(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Peter Canning is a full-time paramedic in Hartford, Connecticut. A former speechwriter to Governor Lowell Weicker of Connecticut and top health aide whose duties included overseeing the emergency medical services system, Canning left his desk job in 1991 to become a paramedic on the city streets, a story chronicled in his first book—Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop.

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