A History of Accident and Emergency Medicine, 1948–2004

  • Henry Guly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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    Pages 1-26
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    Pages 27-49
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    Pages 50-63
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    Pages 64-73
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    Pages 74-86
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    Pages 87-99
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    Pages 122-134
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    Pages 135-150
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 156-183

About this book


Accident and emergency departments are the doorway to the hospital for acutely ill and injured patients. Whereas casualty departments have existed for over 150 years, they were often poorly staffed and managed. This book describes the fight to create a new medical specialty of accident and emergency medicine against much opposition from established specialties. The specialty was first recognised in 1972. The book also charts the major developments that occurred in the first 30 years of the specialty.


emergency emergency medicine history

Authors and affiliations

  • Henry Guly
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  1. 1.Derriford HospitalPlymouthUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-52420-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-00074-2
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