by Kevin Hazzard
Up until 1968, if you suffered a medical crisis, your chances of survival were minimal. That all changed with the Freedom House EMS in Pittsburgh, a group of Black men who became America's first paramedics and set the gold standard for emergency medicine around the world, only to have their legacy erased - until now. This book provides a rich and troubling hidden history of the Black origins of America's paramedics.
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