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According to the National EMS Museum, The American Civil War brought on many advancements in horse drawn patient transport. Dr. Edward B. Dalton, noticed that traditional stretchers, horse -drawn carts, and two -wheeled wagons caused more damage to already wounded soldiers. His new horse drawn ambulances sheltered patients with a hard roof and a suspension system reduced injury during transportation to field hospitals. The S.R. Smith Infirmary’s inauguration of emergency medical service started in 1905.

Hospital/Site

Staten Island University Hospital

Region

Western Region

Notes

Digitized by Lumen Gallery

Keywords

ambulance, horses

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