Now & Then | Emergency care has come a long way since 1950

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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When I was a young boy, I didn’t make a difference between an ambulance and a hearse. I thought of the two as one and the same thing. I think that was because in our community the funeral hearse also served as an ambulance from time to time. When I was young, our funeral home in Pea Ridge was the Miller Funeral Home, and the undertaker, as we sometimes called him, was Ralph Miller. Back then we didn’t have what would be called emergency medical technicians or paramedics, and we didn’t have an ambulance service as we would think of one today.

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